Wednesday , Jan , 14 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Report: Isiah set to fire Chaney

New York, NY (Sports Network) – According to a published report, New
York Knicks president Isiah Thomas is expected to fire head coach Don Chaney.

The club has scheduled a news conference for 5:45 p.m. (et).

Chaney has guided the Knicks to just a 15-24 mark this season and a 72-112
record since taking over for Jeff Van Gundy on December 10, 2001. He has come
under heavy scrutiny of late and has been serenaded by fans at home with loud
chants of “fire Chaney.”

Chaney, who joined the Knicks’ coaching staff in August 1995, is in his fourth
head coaching stint. He won NBA Coach of the Year honors by leading the
1990-91 Houston Rockets to a 52-30 mark.

In 11 seasons as a player in the NBA, Chaney and was part of two NBA
championships as a member of the Boston Celtics (1969 and 1974). Chaney also
was a five-time NBA All-Defensive Second-Team selection. Drafted by Boston
in 1968, Chaney spent nine-plus seasons with the Celtics and also
played for the Los Angeles Lakers.