Thursday , Apr , 03 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Donnie Walsh to Fire Isiah Thomas Again?

You could have filled a legal glossary with all the lawyerly phrases Walsh came up with to explain where he stands with the coach he reluctantly agreed to fire in Indiana five years ago, and where that coach stands with him today. But at the end of the day, the proudest of his basketball life, this decision loomed larger than anything else facing Walsh on Day 1 as president of the Knicks.

"I expected this question about Isiah, and you guys have surpassed my expectations," Walsh said. "I hope you accept that I’m trying to deal with this the way I would deal with it anywhere else – in the right manner." []