Monday, February 12, 2007

Dolan Makes Thomas Job Safe: Oy Vey! [J. Mark English]


According to a report in Monday's Newark Star-Ledger, owner James Dolan told the team in a closed-door meeting Friday that he was pleased with the job Thomas was doing as the Knicks' coach.

Dolan told the Knicks players that Thomas didn't have "anything to worry about right now," a person in the room told The Star-Ledger.

Last week, Curry said that if Thomas wasn't the coach of the Knicks, "I'd be trying to get out of here."

The Knicks are 22-29 in Thomas' first season as Knicks coach. They currently trail the Heat by three games for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Last season under Larry Brown, the Knicks finished 23-59.

Curry is enjoying his finest professional season under Thomas, averaging 19.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.

Comments -

First of all, I'd like to send a long a message to Eddie Curry. Your here to become a franchise player. Presently, your only averaging 19.8 points per game, and pulling down only 4.6 rebounds a game. You are no franchise player, so please, lets not make any demands. Because of Thomas, the Knicks gave up their future on you, so please just shut up and play.

Secondly, Dolan, could you please zip it? Thomas' job status should not be declared until the end of the season. Besides, why make these statements after such a disappointing loss on Saturday? The team had a ten point lead against Utah with four minutes left in the game. Good teams, well coached teams, generally do not lose games like that. Thomas is not exactly Red Holzman yet. Is Thomas' job secure even if they win only five games the rest of the year? Careful not to eat your words Dolan...

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