Isiah Thomas is back running the show for a professional basketball team in New York. But not the Knicks this time, or even the Nets. The WNBA’s New York Liberty.
Thomas didn’t exactly leave New York a fan favorite roughly a decade ago, but that doesn’t matter as much since James Dolan still believes in Thomas. Dolan owns the Knicks and Liberty and still thinks highly enough of Thomas to grant him not only the role of team president, but an ownership stake in the team as well.
Garden CEO James Dolan, who owns the Knicks and Liberty and is an unflinchingly loyal Thomas supporter, said he began discussing the role with Thomas in the fall and he has been pleased with the results.
“Now, we’ve agreed that it is time for him to take a lead role with the team as president, and through his ownership interest. He’s an excellent judge of talent, and I’m confident that he will put all of his energy and experience into making the Liberty a perennially competitive and successful team,” Dolan said in a statement.
H/T: NY Post