Saturday , Dec , 15 , 2007 Oly Sandor

The Isiah Thomas Untouchable Curse Continues With Eddy Curry & New York Knicks

Forget The Big Apple’s off-court shenanigans. Such short term thinking wrecks the on-court product. Successful teams develop talent. Their coaches don’t look for band-aid solutions and catch-phrases to save their job. Thomas is guilty of putting his interests ahead of the club …

The New York Post reports on Isiah Thomas calling-out Eddie Curry:

Isiah Thomas sounds like a man desperate to make changes to his roster – and you can take Eddy Curry off the untouchable list. Thomas insinuated some guys on the club can’t play in the manner he wants, and made his most damning remarks yet about Curry, pointing out his flaws and admitting Curry may not develop into a franchise center to build around.

My Quick Take: During his New York tenure, Thomas has labeled several Knick players as untouchable. Let the record show this tag means nothing.

  • In the early days, ‘Zeke’ praised Stephon Marbury as the organization’s savior. Now they can’t give Starbury away.
  • As a rookie, Channing Frye won the starting power forward spot, strung together some nice games, and won Thomas’ favor. A few months later, he’s coming off-the-pine in Portland.
  • Last year, Eddy Curry emerged as New York’s newest untouchable. This year, Thomas is publicly bashing his big man.

Forget The Big Apple’s off-court shenanigans. Such short term thinking wrecks the on-court product.

Successful teams develop talent. Their coaches don’t look for band-aid solutions and catch-phrases to save their job. Organizations eventually reap the rewards of nurturing young players. For example, the Lakers have committed several transgressions, but deserve credit for staying patient with up-and-coming big Andrew Bynum.

Who have the Knicks developed under Thomas?

In truth, Thomas is the real untouchable in New York. No matter the blunder, James Dolan and Cable Vision keep supporting his reign. Until that changes, Madison Square Gardens will continue to be the NBA’s biggest laughingstock.

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