Knicks running to stand still
It was a year ago Wednesday that the Knicks fired Scott Layden, replacing him as president with possibly the only executive in the league who had a more tarnished rep Isiah Thomas.
I'll never forget the stunned reaction I got from one prominent league executive just minutes before the hire was announced.
"He would have been the last human being on earth that I thought would've gotten that job," he told Insider. "That's the premier GM job in the NBA, the team is a mess, and the Knicks need someone with experience to get them through this. Isiah Thomas isn't that guy."
The Knicks were 10-18 when Thomas took over.
Since Thomas took the reins last Dec. 22, the Knicks have gone 42-40.
Since the arrival of Stephon Marbury, Thomas's grand jewel acquisition, the Knicks are 38-37, including 13-11 this season.
In that span, Isiah has traded away 11 players, released four, acquired 14 players and changed head coaches.
No one will ever accuse him of standing still.
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