The Knicks just announced that Isiah Thomas -- whom you might remember -- has been named a "part-time consultant" for the team. We don't have the foggiest idea what this means. First off, Isiah is still being paid by the Knicks, just like he was last year. (Though the last two years he has been paid to stay away.) Also, he's staying on as coach as Florida International, which must mean Thomas is a skilled multitasker and telecommuter. He's apparently just being a "talent evaluator," with no "official" duties. Apparently, helping get Amar'e Stoudemire here got him this new "gig;" it seems players like and admire Isiah more than everyone else does, which makes sense, considering how much money he's given players over there years for doing little to nothing. On the surface, this seems relatively harmless ... but this is Isiah we're talking about here. If Eddy Curry suddenly gets a 10-year extension, you know why.
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