ISIAH THOMAS IS RATHER CONFUSED
Isiah Thomas predicts that under his charge the Knicks will one day be NBA champs. “My belief and what I see and where I believe we can go as a team and an organization, I believe one day that we will win a championship here and I believe a couple of these guys will be a part of that. I believe I’ll be a part of that.”
That was uttered after a loss to the 12-18 Kings, the Knicks’ fifth loss in a row. They are 8-22 and have won one road game all season. Only Minnesota and Miami are worse.
“As I sit here and I say it today, I know people will laugh even more at me, but I’m hell-bent on getting this accomplished and making sure that we get it done. And I’m not leaving until we get it done.”
Then just moments later Thomas, perhaps after looking down his bench, he apparently lost his title mojo.
“I don’t necessarily want to win a championship,” Thomas added. “I want to leave something that’s going to stand for a long time. I want to leave a legacy. I want to leave a tradition. I want to leave an imprint, a blueprint in terms of how people play and how they coach and how they respond when they put on a Knick uniform.
The Knicks haven’t won a playoff game since 2001 and are 41-71 under Thomas. Call it an imprint, a blueprint, a fingerprint–whatever. Off the court issues aside, the print sitting there right now looks to be indelible. For Thomas to actually retain his job would be a championship of sorts. To actually remain there long enough to coach this team to a title would be the story of the decade.