It's time once again for Stuck On You, where players, coaches and owners decide that after everything, all they've ever wanted was right there in their own backyard the whole time. This week we lead off with Madison Square Garden Chairman James Dolan, who looks across the room at embattled Knicks coach Isiah Thomas and says "Oh, how can I stay mad at you?" signing him to a multiyear extension.
Thomas, under orders to improve the team "or else," is still five games under .500, but is now in the eighth and final berth for the playoffs from the Eastern Conference (barely). Ah mediocrity, thy name is Knicks. Although honestly we can't say that we can think of anyone more fun to be coaching the Knicks.
Meanwhile, here are some others who won't be goin' anywhere any time soon:
• After all that hullaballoo, Penguins reportedly reach deal with city, will not migrate. No, we couldn't see Sidney Crosby playing in Kansas City either.
• There are few times in life when a young man has the opportunity to be coached by a guy named Tubby. Kentucky does not take that fact for granted. Although, when you look at the words closely, is this really a ringing endorsement?
• Bonds now says he wants to return to Giants in 2008. Assuming team can find a size 11 1/2 hat.
'Evident Progress,' So Knicks Extend Isiah [MSNBC]
Penguins Reportedly Reach Deal To Stay Put [MSNBC]
AD Signals Support For Smith [Lexington Herald-Leader]
Healthy Bonds Opens Up, Discusses Future [MSNBC]