Originally Posted by Rameek
Sorry I dont want to relive those days. There just wasnt a plan for this team back then.
Everyone says that but considering the team would have been able to sign a max guy during the LeBron sweepstakes, and likely would have had space for a max level guy the following year I think the difference was that Thomas would have been crucified if he publicly said he was in rebuilding mode. Donnie Walsh is the only front office guy in NY sports history that ever has gotten away with saying "I'm gonna suck for a few years to rebuild".