Knicks fans would tell you Isiah Thomas' tenure was a failure.
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Isiah Thomas’ time with the Knicks was hardly a success.
There was the let-down Stephon Marbury trade, one that he made right off the bat at his first trade deadline with the team. The Steve Francis swap. The Zach Randolph deal. The Jerome James signing…We can keep going.
The Knicks plummeted to the bottom of the Eastern Conference with Thomas at the helm, and because of that, Zeke hasn’t found another NBA executive since leaving New York in 2008. But when he spoke with Bryant Gumble for an episode of HBO’s Real Sports which will air Tuesday evening at 10 p.m. ET, he decided a failing grade was too harsh. Adam Zagoria of SNY has the quote:
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Isiah Thomas on his self-grading for running the Knicks: "Maybe a C- to a D."
It’s tough to give oneself a total and complete F without actually being forced to do so. In that sense, we can at least admire that Isiah admitted to some form of mistake-making when he gave that particular evaluation.
But still…the man who gave up the draft picks that turned into Joakim Noah and LaMarcus Aldridge so that he could get Eddy Curry does not deserve anything above a fail.