Baseball Crank
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April 17, 2008

An end to what should never have begun, for the most hated figure in the history of New York sports. You sometimes hear malign influences described as being like a "cancer" on a team; Isiah was more like the ebola virus.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:02 PM | Basketball | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

Another example that just because a man can play, it does not mean that he can lead. Thomas has been a managerial train wreck in more than one venue, and I have no sense of schadenfreude about it. It's just sad that he's been responsible for the damage to his reputation. I am glad that the Kings are in no need of a head coach at this time, so little chance of him turning up in Sactown.

Posted by: NRA Life Member at April 17, 2008 10:17 PM

Beyond that, NRA, he appears to be an utterly unredeemable person in toto. A walking definition of the Peter Principle.

Posted by: mikeski at April 18, 2008 10:57 AM

Mikeski, I assume the "Peter Principle" this time around is the "Peter Griffin Principle."

I remember years ago, some reporter asked a bunch of players what they would be doing if they weren't in the NBA. Isiah, who was then under 30 (important here), said he would have been a Senator (that's why it's important, you have to be 30). I knew then he was an ass. They asked Magic, who thought, then said, "I would probably be on he line in a car plant." I admired him from then on. Yes, it was sad about the HIV, but he is a very successful man, and it's no surprise. Bet he would have been a great Knick President.

Posted by: Daryl Rosenblatt at April 18, 2008 10:16 PM

I guess Isiah's got more publicity right now, but give Dolan a couple of more years, and he'll take the crown. He's certainly earned it.

Posted by: Devin McCullen at April 21, 2008 5:31 PM
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