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Thomas turns Big Apple into 'Bad' Apple

Isiah Thomas -- currently running the cursed New York Knicks -- is determined to woo Phil Jackson to be the next head coach of the woeful team. Jackson will never take the job.

Thomas has had ample opportunity to prove himself in the NBA. What he has proved is that he just hasn't been able to get it done in stops in Canada, Indiana and New York. The trades he makes for the Knicks haven't solved the team's problems, which start with huge salaries for players who have next-to-none drawing power.

The Knicks have two No. 1 picks in the upcoming draft. That'll help, but Thomas lacks the patience to go through a conventional building process. Jackson will run, not walk away from any Knicks offer. Jackson's ego is so large that he might decide to return to coach the Lakers and deal with an even bigger ego, Kobe Bryant.

Memo to Phil: It's nice here in Minnesota. The weather is great from time to time and your L.A. girlfriend just might learn to love it here. The Timberwolves aren't much of a team now, but you could make them one. Best of all, you wouldn't have to deal with Thomas.

-- Mychal Wilmes

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wilmes@agrinews.com

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