Thursday , Mar , 13 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Mark Jackson The Right Man for New York Knicks GM Job

On the anniversary of Isiah Thomas’ contract extension with the Knicks, the community of would-be GMs looking for a job only continued to grow. No, Thomas was not fired Wednesday. But for those looking to push him aside, the line forms to the left.Thomas has been a marked man for most of his basketball career. Some of it is deserved, some of it isn’t. But if and when James Dolan decides to make a move, the same old names will surface. Jerry Colangelo, Jerry West, Donnie Walsh and Kiki Vandeweghe are all capable basketball men, but with a been-there, done-that, same-old sameness to them. The Knicks have tried every kind of GM you can imagine — Ernie Grunfeld (‘The Operator’), Scott Layden (‘The Dork’) and Isiah (‘Hall of Famer’). Isn’t it time for something different? Click here for more from the New York Newsday.