For New York Knicks' fans, Isiah Thomas doesn't seem to go away.
The former general manager of the Knicks apparently is still involved with the organization, despite results that had fans chanting Fire Isiah at Madison Square Garden.
The reason for the recent news is that James Dolan continues to have Thomas to be a consultant with suggestions that he can lure New Orleans Hornets' free agent star point guard Chris Paul, according to The New York Daily News.
Frank Isola cites a source that claims that Thomas was in Miami with Paul. The insinuation is that Thomas met with Paul and is trying to get him to come to New York.
Thomas remains an unpaid consultant to Garden chairman Dolan, a move that has angered current GM Donnie Walsh.
The idea of luring Paul to the Knicks would be great, but the chances of something like that happening may still be slim. Also, the Knicks have already signed veteran point guard Chauncey Billups.
What remains a mystery is Dolan's unwavering loyalty to Thomas. In a statement in August, Dolan said, I will continue to solicit [Thomas's] views. He will always have strong ties to me and the Knicks.
Thomas was hired as the GM in December 2003, and was hired as head coach of the Knicks in June 2006. In April 2008, Walsh was hired as the GM, but Thomas's role with the organization remained hazy.
After Walsh's signing of Amare Stoudemire this past summer, the Knicks improved, and were able to make the playoffs for the first time since 2004.