Updated: Apr 18, 2008, 6:21 PM

Vote: What comes next for the Knicks?

Was Isiah really to blame?
Isiah Thomas is gone -- sort of -- but he's unlikely to be forgotten in New York.

Donnie Walsh confirmed on Friday that Thomas is out as coach of the New York Knicks, just a few weeks after Walsh himself took Thomas' place as team president. Thomas will remain with the organization in some capacity, but the move essentially brings to an end his tumultuous tenure in the Big Apple.

To paraphrase New Yorker Billy Joel, Thomas didn't start the fire for the Knicks. But he didn't do much to bring it under control, either. The Knicks were hardly a juggernaut when Thomas arrived in 2005, but the former Pistons point guard quickly fell out of favor for making what many felt were all the wrong decisions. There was the Larry Brown hire, the Eddy Curry trade, the Jerome James signing and so many more.

So what's your take on the failures in New York and the man who, fairly or unfairly, became synonymous with them?


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