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11-08-2010, 08:49 PM
NBA closing doors on Thomasí iffy return
By Adrian Wojnarowski


...[Isiah Thomas is] running out of material, and out of time to sell it. Thomas keeps taking about turning down NBA jobs, but these are make-believe offers. No one has offered him a job, and heís gone to great lengths to make sure no one ever will. Thomas isnít delusional, but desperate. Heís speaking to a one-man audience Ė Knicks owner Jim Dolan.

Only now, it appears Thomas is losing Dolan, too. Dolan has come to understand the severity of the NBAís investigation into the Knicks after Yahoo! Sports reported apparent illegal draft workouts under Thomasí regime, sources say. And Dolanís been livid over it. Rodney Heard, the Knicks scout at the center of the investigation, was Thomasí guy all the way, and Heard is still involved with Thomasí Florida International University program.

...[S]ources say any uncovering of Thomasí possible complicity in potential violations could result in a suspension to be tacked onto his future return to the NBA.

In the end, that could be moot for this simple reason: Thomas may never work in the NBA again. No one in the league has done more for Thomasí post-playing career than Walsh, and yet Thomas has gone out of his way to undermine his benefactor and try to get the GM job back for himself. If thatís how Thomas treats the man responsible for...

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