Rumor: Does Grunwald hire mean Isiah’s returning to Knicks?
Glen Grunwald has been named executive vice president and general manager of the Knicks. Grunwald had been serving in this role on an interim basis since July.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: It’s a good news-bad news scenario.
The good: the New York Knicks didn’t name Isiah Thomas as GM. The bad: hiring Glen Grunwald means Thomas could serve as the unofficial GM.
After all, these two worked together in Toronto and hooked up during the Hall of Fame point guard’s reign of terror in New York, where Thomas wrecked the league’s flagship franchise.
The damage Thomas inflicted as an executive and coach means the Knick faithful would never allow him to officially return, sit in the executive suite, and make personnel decisions -even if that’s exactly what owner James Dolan wants.
To be clear, Dolan and Thomas are tight. And the eccentric Knick owner is not above having Grunwald serve as his front man while Thomas makes decisions in the background.
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