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Old 03-12-2007, 07:56 AM   #16
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Default Re: Isaiah is getting an extension...

as a Timberwolves fan I would eat dirt to get him as our GM
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:15 AM   #17
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as a Timberwolves fan I would eat dirt to get him as our GM


Yeah same here...

Laker fan...
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:19 AM   #18
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I want to say that the Knicks suck and all but he has done a decent job this season.

It's also crazy to say this, but the Pacers miss him badly. He's a much better GM than Bird.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:00 AM   #19
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Well I guess you could call that improvement but the Larry Brown season was so bad pretty much anybody could coach the Knicks to a better record this year.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:16 AM   #20
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Favorite Thomas moments:

1. The 'allan houston rule' mess up

as we all know, two summer ago the NBA's player and owner unions agreed to just once let every team waive one player and being allowed to skip the luxury tax on that player.

Every single sports writer called it the allan houston rule, because houston had been injured for several season, and was owed 40+ million dollars. So if the knicks had waived him, they would have saved 40 million dollars in luxury tax costs.

This was the no brainer of no brainers. They actually call this exception "the allan houston rule"...and yet isiah thomas was too incompetent to figure this out who he was supposed to waive...thomas kept houston on the team, waived jerome williams instead, and costed the knicks $30 million or so.

2.In EVERY trade he has ever made with the knicks, he has taken on more salary commitments than he has sent away. Specifically in the Marbury and Hardaway trade, in which he took on $180 million in salary commitments. Yet even with all these trades, the knicks are below 500.

3. buying the CBA and promptly running it into the ground.

4. Giving Lenny Wilkens a 5 yrs/ $25 million when no one was offering him work.

5. Firing LB after giving him a 50 million dollar contract, moreso, messing up the firing enough, that he had to settle a buyout with brown.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:21 AM   #21
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Oh well 8th playoff seed trumps all that I guess...
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:46 AM   #22
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Enjoy being 8th seed at best for the next 10 years
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:52 AM   #23
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We're not 28-34 i believe it's 29. One more win for 30 but once again, LB tanked last year and it's clear to see it now.

He's been doing a fine job, we've lost so many games at the end to teams like New Jersey, Washington, Utah, Bucks etc.

We've been without Jeffries for the first half of the year, No Francis, Qrich Back problems, Lee's Hurt, Crawford done for the year.

Cut the Team some Slack.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:11 AM   #24
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is zeke getting a multi-year extension? bad move imo.

this guy needs a short leash. give him a one year extension and make him earn an extension year after year...
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:50 AM   #25
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23wins last year, and many expected them to finish worse off this year, but they have 29 wins and 34 losses and are in 8th spot, that deserves credit.

29 wins and the 8th spot is actually quite sad.. maybe it's not so much that the knicks have gone up but that the quality of the eastern conference as a whole has gone down so much that they are 5 games UNDER .500 and yet still in a current 8th spot. Congrats to Isaiah, coach of the year!
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:21 PM   #26
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Favorite Thomas moments:

1. The 'allan houston rule' mess up...
I deleted the rest cause it's pointless. In your rush to kill Thomas you over looked the fact that by cutting Jerome Williams and allowing Allan Houston to retire due to injury the Knicks get Williams off the cap and the insurance company picks up the tab on Houston's deal.

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2.In EVERY trade he has ever made with the knicks, he has taken on more salary commitments than he has sent away. Specifically in the Marbury and Hardaway trade, in which he took on $180 million in salary commitments. Yet even with all these trades, the knicks are below 500.
How convenient that you ignore the fact that the Knicks had enough salary to make the deal work.

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3. buying the CBA and promptly running it into the ground.
By running it into the ground I assume you me his failed quest at making the CBA, which was already losing money league wide, the NBA's official minor league. Or maybe you are referring to his being forced by the NBA to sell it to private owners when he took the Pacers job.

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4. Giving Lenny Wilkens a 5 yrs/ $25 million when no one was offering him work.
$5 million a year is pretty standard for big name NBA coaches.

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5. Firing LB after giving him a 50 million dollar contract, moreso, messing up the firing enough, that he had to settle a buyout with brown.
He didn't mess up the firing at all. Brown simply took advantage of the negative view of Thomas many have. Brown was fired for not doing his job to the best of his ability and repeatedly going against company wishes.

The Knicks front office has memos documenting Brown being told to not conduct trade talks without Isiah. He did so anyway. They have memos documenting Brown being told to stop verbally attacking players in the media. He did so anyway.

Brown's firing was not botched. The only hitch in Brown's firing was the fact that the negative opinion people have of Thomas overshadowed basic facts of Brown's New York stint.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:23 PM   #27
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This reminds me of when Bush was re-instated as president. GO KNICKS!!
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:34 PM   #28
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Isiah needs to have a better Record next year and get the Knicks in the playoffs with a winning record if he wants to retain his job.

We have to much talent not to have a winning record, he needs to clear this mess up and bring some young youth in.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:41 PM   #29
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Isiah needs to have a better Record next year and get the Knicks in the playoffs with a winning record if he wants to retain his job.

We have to much talent not to have a winning record, he needs to clear this mess up and bring some young youth in.
They have plenty of youth IMO. I think that it'd help them quite a lot to have a PG who actually knew how to pass instead of having a leading assist guy (marbury) who averages only 5 a game. Not saying that this would actually happen, but imagine the team with the likes of J-kidd?
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:45 PM   #30
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Our Real Youth Is

-Eddy Curry
-Channing Frye
-Mardy Collins
-Nate Robinson
-Renaldo Balkman
-David Lee

You can also Throw in Jamal Crawford who's young and maybe a Jared Jeffries but the Rest are Vets.
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