We're gonna have to put up with a lot of this rumor-mongering for some weeks, or at least until Isiah and Donnie Walsh have a formal meeting. Anyway, Frank Isola is under the impression that Scott Skiles would be a good fit for our Knicks. I'm here to say that aside from He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, Skiles is the only coach over whom I'd take Isiah Thomas. And I don't even have to come up with a reason. Isola says it for me:
That last part is rather important. If anyone could reintroduce the tense, paranoid atmosphere of Dolan's recently abandoned media policy, it's Skiles. Nothing pisses me off more than a coach who uses the media as an outlet for lashing out at his players. We've had that before, and it simply did not work. There are ways to hold a team accountable without being overbearing and belittling. The Knicks need a new culture, and Skiles just doesn't fit. Here's SML with much more on this possibility.