On Friday, the New York Knicks announced that they had rehired Isiah Thomas, their former coach and team president, as a consultant. That news sent long-suffering Knickerbocker fans to Twitter in droves, where they voiced their frustrations.
As reported by AOL FanHouse, Thomas' tenure with the Knicks was particularly dismal. From 2003-2008, when Thomas served as team president, the Knicks failed to make the playoffs. After Thomas assumed head coaching duties during the 2007-2008 season, his team compiled an embarrassing 23-59 record before "Zeke" was fired.
In addition to the lackluster performance of the basketball team during his time with the Knicks, a judge found that, as coach, Thomas sexually harassed a female team executive, costing Cablevision, the Knicks' parent company, $11.6 million.
Given this woeful history, it is perhaps not surprising what people were saying about Thomas' return to the club. Here's a sampling:
I'm sorry, I think I've been hit in the head by lightning. Did I just hear that the NY Knicks have rehired Isiah Thomas? On purpose??
The Knicks re-hiring Isiah Thomas is like me asking Judas to hold this knife while I turn around for a second.
Isiah Thomas as consultant? It's official...God hates the Knicks.
WTF! Knicks REHIRE isiah thomas as consultant (on destroying my team) He must have video of the owner @ 4 floors of whores in bangkok
Knicks hire Isiah Thomas as consultant. Piece of advice: Take his suggestions AND DO THE EXACT DAMN OPPOSITE!!