Thomas lost the support of fans who chanted at home games for his dismissal. His players did not seem to be motivated to play for him. They finished the season with a record of 23-59 in their seventh losing season. New team president Donnie Walsh, who took over the job of president from Thomas on April 2nd stated, “I feel like some of the bigger events that happened on the way with Isaiah have overshadowed some of the good things he’s done for the franchise”. Walsh further affirmed that Thomas will still have a position within the organization.
Friday, April 18, 2008
New York Knickerbockers Coached Given The Axe
Isaiah Thomas was fired today after one of the most embarrassing seasons in the New York basketball franchise's history. Thomas couldn’t win with the team he assembled as the organizations president, now he has lost both jobs. The Knicks have experienced a season of listless, dreadful basketball and to add insult to injury, Thomas lost a sexual harassment suit. As in most cases when the teams play badly, the coach is the first one held up to scrutiny. This seems to be a pattern for Thomas who was also unceremoniously fired as coach of the Indiana Pacers a few years ago.