Walsh fires Thomas, keeps him with the franchise for 'input'
NEW YORK -- Isiah Thomas couldn't win as coach with the players he assembled as president.
Now, he's lost both jobs.
Thomas was fired as the New York Knicks coach Friday after a season of listless and dreadful basketball, a tawdry lawsuit and unending chants from fans demanding his dismissal.
Thomas lost a franchise record-tying 59 games this season, and along the way seemed to lose the support of his players, who didn't always play hard for him the way they did last season.
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WALSH TAKES KNICK REINS
The Knicks' new era is officially underway. Donnie Walsh was introduced at Madison Square Garden as new team president on April 3 and today, after a woeful 23-59 season, he ousted embattled Isiah Thomas as the Knicks' coach. Story
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