Thursday, March 27, 2008
Fire Coach Isiah, Too!
Newsday's Alan Hahn is reporting that Knicks players would be okay with Isiah Thomas returning next year as a coach, even if Donnie Walsh is the new man in charge. It has been widely speculated that Walsh would choose to keep Thomas around. But why not just fire him like in Indiana? Even if you think Isiah is a great coach, it's time for a change. And how can the players honestly want him back? He's used more lineups than a police station this season and that's something that frustrates a lot of players. It also makes some players regress. (See: Renaldo Balkman, Nate Robinson, Randolph Morris) At a regular job if someone does terrible work for five years, the company doesn't just transfer him to another very important position. They fire him. I know it's going to be a long process to fix the Knicks, but the earlier Isiah is completely out of the picture, the better.