18.4.08

isiah thomas fired

fans of the new york knickerbockers (including me) have been waiting for this all season long: isiah thomas has been fired from his coaching position.

after two seasons with thomas leading the knicks from the bench, the team has become the most dysfunctional team in the nba if not pro sport in general. as a knick fan, i have followed the team's progress or lack of it this season and i honestly think that isiah thomas remaining as the coach for next season is impossible.

early in the season, i was kinda excited because i thought that zach randolph will be a good addition to the knicks. well, his performance is not as dismal as that of curry or of starbury but it is not exactly enough to make the knicks a contender in the east. as the season drags on, it became clear that the team has a lot of problem to deal with.

donnie walsh, the new team president saw it fit that firing thomas will be the first of the many steps that needs to be taken to heal the ballclub. next i think would be to move curry or randolph. they also need to find a "true" point as crawford is better as a shooting guard being a streak shooter that he is.

the silver lining in this year's campaign is that they are headed to the lottery where they have a chance to draft promising collegiate players. this off-season will be a very busy one for the knicks and i hope that with walsh on the helm, the team can finally get back to its winning ways.