TONY Sports exclusive. Sources say that Isiah Thomas will be hired by the Knicks in a Scout/Consulting role. The announcement is expected to come later today. Stay tuned……
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Several sources believe the Bulls are agreeable to a package of Thomas and Jerome James for Knicks forward Al Harrington. Thus far, Walsh has resisted parting with Harrington, but discussions are still active and the teams have explored different combinations in recent days that would ultimately deliver Thomas to the Knicks.
“Nothing is imminent, but both sides would like to figure out a way to do this,” one league executive briefed on the talks told Yahoo! Sports.
Former Knicks Head Coach and General Manager Isiah Thomas made his College coaching debut last night against No. 6 North Carolina. Forward Deon Thompson netted 20 points as UNC downed Florida International 88-72 in the 2k Sports Classic. The defending national champion Tar Heels (1-0), despite 25 turnovers, dominated the undersized Golden Panthers with little trouble. North Carolina shot 56 percent and led the entire way to kick off its centennial season against Thomas, who took over the long-struggling program in April.
Thomas’ debut came on the same day his 86-year-old mother, Mary, had open-heart surgery in Chicago.
Isiah and the Panthers resume play Friday at Monmouth.