Isiah Thomas Rumors
Isiah Thomas: I’m not interested in joining @nyknicks. I’m happy with the @nyliberty & NBATV. I wish the best for the Knicks and @PhilJackson11
Frank Isola: One person close to the Knicks described Isiah Thomas as a “dark horse candidate” to become Knicks president.
There were the familiar Knicks faces who will always have a voice, too, no one moreso than Isiah Thomas. In the wake of the Jackson departure, the rumblings grew quickly that the former Knicks executive who has always been so close with Dolan could have a chance of returning here. It would be a predictable about-face for Dolan, whose five-year, $60 million hiring of Jackson in March of 2014 was widely seen as a change from his dysfunctional ways.
Thomas spoke highly of the former UCLA star throughout the interview, comparing his game to a Pablo Picasso painting and praising his authenticity. “I hope that you keep that type of authenticity about yourself,” Thomas told Ball. “And you, your mom and dad, y’all stay together through this journey.”