Isiah Thomas is back at Madison Square Garden. Thomas has been hired to be president of the New York Liberty of the WNBA. Thomas also will have an ownership stake in the team. Garden CEO James Dolan, who owns the Knicks and Liberty and is an unflinchingly loyal Thomas supporter, said he began discussing the role with Thomas in the fall and he has been pleased with the results. “Now, we’ve agreed that it is time for him to take a lead role with the team as president, and through his ownership interest. He’s an excellent judge of talent, and I’m confident that he will put all of his energy and experience into making the Liberty a perennially competitive and successful team,” Dolan said in a statement.
February 27, 2017 | 10:39 am EST Update
The Knicks’ front office and coaching staff hadn’t been enamored with Jennings’ mindset amidst the team’s struggles this season, league sources said, and ownership agreed to pay him the balance of the $5 million owed him on his contract this season.
Ian Begley: Guard Chasson Randle is expected to sign with the Knicks later today, replacing Brandon Jennings on the roster, according to a source. Randle will sign for the rest of the season and is expected to have a partial guarantee for next season. Randle played well for the Knicks in the preseason but the team waived him after he suffered a broken orbital bone shortly before the regular season. His agreement was first reported by The Vertical.
The Russian team will try to make Teodosic a huge offer to convince him to re-sign. But several NBA teams are eyeing Teodosic. The Serbian is drawing interest from the Nuggets and also from the Nets, who have a Russian owner, huge fan of CSKA Moscow.