Ladies and gentlehumans, the day of reckoning is almost upon us, and it's a sad concept to behold. Yes, it's beginning to look like it is, in fact, possible for Isiah Thomas to be fired as coach of the Knicks. We know: We also dreamed this could last forever. You don't know what you got ...
Now that former Indiana CEO Donnie Walsh seems set to head to the Knicks, the clock is now officially ticking on the end of Thomas' tenure at MSG. Right? RIGHT?
If Walsh is being hired to replace Thomas as the Knicks' president and brings in a new GM - former 76ers GM Billy King or the Nuggets' Mark Warkentien, for example - logic dictates that Walsh also would want to hire a new coach.
But Dolan has not always used logic when making major decisions, as evidenced by the fact Thomas is still working at the Garden. Also, Walsh has a good working relationship with Thomas, having given him his first head coaching job, with the Pacers. Yet a person who spoke to Walsh yesterday doubted that Walsh would keep Thomas as his head coach.
Come on, Donnie ... think this over now ... you realize how historic Isiah Thomas' stint has been, don't you? You get it, yes? How can you end this? How can you take this away from us?
It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.
Source: Donnie Walsh Strikes Deal With Knicks [New York Daily News]