Sources: Isiah Thomas has been named President of the New York Liberty of the WNBA. Thomas will also have part ownership of the team.— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) May 5, 2015
Here are my thoughts on this:
2. Go away
3. Even putting aside their friendship, I'm impressed James Dolan would still give Isiah Thomas such a job. Dolan has almost certainly just condemned his WNBA team. Isiah has never done a good job running a basketball enterprise, and he's done it at pretty much every level that exists. And, ya know, sexual harassment. That happened in *this* organization. And now he's moving to the WNBA side. Objectively bad hire, worst possible PR, and borderline inhumane to all the women in that organization. It's like the golden sombrero of staffing.
I bear Isiah Thomas no ill will. I wish him no harm. I just want him as far away as possible from the Knicks, and even having him in another department in a different part of the building with absolutely no influence on the things I care about makes me a little queasy. It doesn't matter to the Knicks. It's just so fucking stupid. And for the Liberty and their fans, it's a slap in the face. Pick literally anyone else. Man.
(Swish Appeal will have more from a more WNBAish perspective. Godspeed, Liberty.)
Update: ARE Y'ALL FUCKING SERIOUS