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Wow: Jim Dolan Dispatched Isiah Thomas to Make the Knicks’ Final Pitch to LeBron

Wow: Jim Dolan Dispatched Isiah Thomas to Make the Knicks’ Final Pitch to LeBron

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This is almost too ridiculous to believe, but there it is on the Daily News website: Jim Dolan handpicked Isiah Thomas (over Mike D'Antoni) to make the Knicks' final plea to LeBron James in Akron. Isiah. Freaking. Thomas. It's worth pointing out that Dolan sent Thomas to meet with LeBron yesterday, when James joining the Knicks was thought to be a very real possibility. Who better to seal the deal, Dolan apparently thought to himself, than the guy who got the franchise into this mess to begin with? (It's also worth pointing out that the LeBron-to-the-Heat reports surfaced later last night. Just sayin'.) This does, however, mean that there's a chance, however small, that the Knicks' savior — the hero who convinced LeBron James to come to New York — will turn out to be Isiah Thomas. [NYDN]