Originally Posted by Thracozaag
A drunken, blind donkey could have handled the draft better than the Knicks and Thomas did.
Isiah Thomas has a special knack for running down franchises like the CBA and the Knicks to the ground. But, one thing you cannot question has been his ability to draft well. Its everything else about being GM that he sucks at. I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt on this draft pick.
And, I gotta add that I'm happy that Pat Riley won another championship. Just like Michael Jordan has been overrated, I feel that Phil Jackson has been one of the most overrated coaches out there. A great coach adapts the system to the players he has, not the other way around. Too many times I feel that Jackson forced his teams to play triangle offense when something else would have better utilitized his players' talents and abilities. Riley didn't try to remake his Knicks team into another Showtime-style basketball team. Instead, he recognized the limitations of those Knick players, and used a system that maximized their abilities and talents where those Knicks were able to make it to the Finals.