Granted that it comes from the mouth of someone who holds a serious grudge against Isiah Thomas and James Dolan, but do the accusations of the Knicks spying on former coach Larry Brown do anything other than just add to the morass that is this team? Cosellout and Stop Mike Lupica have chronicled the on-court disaster well enough, and now Philadelphia magazine interviews the former coach, who drops this:
The whole saga played out in the New York tabloids, circus-style, before the Knicks settled on a buyout of $18.5 million, netting Brown a total of close to $30 million for the one year, in which the team won only 23 games.
This was not the ending Brown had envisioned: “Imagine when you get to work, they don’t talk to you. They had security people standing close to me in press conferences, and spies throughout the arena.”
Essentially Isiah has relegated Larry’s failure in New York to a pipe dream right now, but the compounding of the accusations of spying on top of everything else that’s befallen the Dolan regime at MSG must make fans clamor for the end of the whole bit. Isiah Thomas can certainly recognize talent — in coaching and in players — but he has very little skill at managing it.