Wednesday , Feb , 27 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Isiah Thomas to be Replaced by Kiki Vandeweghe?

Isiah Thomas wasn’t among the standing-room only crowd at the Apollo Theatre on Monday for a private screening of ‘Black Magic,’ a film about basketball at historical black colleges. But of all the famous faces in attendance – Howard Stern, Paul Simon, and David Dinkins – two names in particular should concern Thomas and interest Knick fans. Madison Square Garden president Steve Mills attended Monday’s screening with Kiki Vandeweghe, who is working with the Nets as a special assistant to team president Rod Thorn.

That Mills asked Vandeweghe to be his guest wouldn’t be noteworthy expect for the fact that Vandeweghe, who joined the Nets in December, signed only a six-month contract, which would make him a free agent around draft day this June, by which time the Knicks would want to have Thomas’ replacement in place. Garden chairman James Dolan is expected to remove Thomas from power. Click here for more from the New York Daily News.