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  1. Tolerance is great, conviction is better

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images When he coached the Knicks, Isiah Thomas said he'd "make damn sure" a gay player would be welcome. Five years ago, when retired NBA player John Amaechi came out of the closet, just about the whole NBA was asked to imag...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  2. Joakim Noah teaching peace

    Henry Abbott

    Hats off to a crew that includes Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson, Ed Pinckney, Quentin Richardson, Isiah Thomas and many others for putting a lot of heart into a multi-faceted effort to address gang violence in Chicago. The NBA and its players are into an...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Since Isiah Thomas' arrival in 2009 as coach at Florida International University, there has been more than a touch of suspicion from local NBA fans about what exactly the Hall of Fame guard was up to ...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  4. Two views of Isiah Thomas as a mentor

    Henry Abbott

    In today's New York Times, columnist William C. Rhoden talks to Doris Ward, the mother of standout California high-school basketball player Josiah Turner, who is part of the class of 2011. Isiah Thomas has been a mentor to Turner. "Isiah saw Josiah ...

    Blog | August 09, 2010
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Frank Isola of the New York Daily News: "As for Donnie Walsh, the smart money says Isiah Thomas is his successor-in-waiting. The transition may not take place for another two years, but it's coming. Here's the thing: Why wait? Walsh should force Dola...

    Blog | August 09, 2010
  6. Magic Speaks On Isiah

    Henry Abbott

    By J.A. Adande We haven't heard much from Magic Johnson after Isiah Thomas sounded off on Johnson's comments in the book "When The Game Was Ours", but in a conference call with Larry Bird to promote the book on Monday Johnson offered a bit of an e...

    Blog | November 02, 2009
  7. Another Tale of Isiah Thomas Spreading Magic Johnson Rumors

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott The gist of the conversation, following the flurry of reports that accompanied the release of Jackie MacMullan's book, has been Magic Johnson saying it hurt his feelings to learn that, he says, his good friend Isiah Thomas spread r...

    Blog | October 28, 2009
  8. Jackie MacMullan Talks Isiah Thomas and Magic Johnson

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Talk of Isiah Thomas and Magic Johnson feuding was all over the place yesterday. It comes from Jackie MacMullan's new book When the Game Was Ours. MacMullan was on Pardon the Interruption yesterday, offering context and insight in...

    Blog | October 23, 2009
  9. The Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Are you better off keeping your second banana than trading for more talent? Can Kirk Hinrich accept playing second fiddle to Derrick Rose? How will Shawn Marion's 2008-09 second act in Toronto fare? Seconds for everyone at the T...

    Blog | February 19, 2009
  10. Magic Johnson on Isiah Thomas

    Henry Abbott

    Bloomberg's Erik Matuszewski and Scott Soshnick: Magic Johnson says he won't make the same mistake twice and recommend Isiah Thomas for front office or coaching jobs in the National Basketball Association. Johnson five years ago told New York Knicks...

    Blog | November 25, 2008
  11. Monday: First Cup

    Henry Abbott

    Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News: "But if the Knicks are really looking to change the culture and move past the Isiah Thomas era, then Jim Dolan has to get with it, do what's best for his team and write a $22 million check to Marbury and hav...

    Blog | November 03, 2008
  12. Trouble at Isiah Thomas's House

    Henry Abbott

    Police in Harrison, New York say they got a 911 call last night from Isiah Thomas's house. Somebody -- police would not say who -- had overdosed on the prescription sleeping drug Lunesta. I talked to the Harrison police chief, David Hall, who was quo...

    Blog | October 24, 2008
  13. Turmoil to Follow

    Henry Abbott

    Not too long ago, 25 ESPN writers, editors and contributors weighed in on a number of topics concerning the upcoming season. One issue discussed was which team was most likely to descend into turmoil. You know the story. The Isiah Thomas Knicks. "The...

    Blog | September 12, 2008
  14. Isiah Thomas: Not Gone Enough for One Knicks Fan

    Henry Abbott

    So, no doubt you have heard that Isiah Thomas has been re-assigned. Again. He was once president and head coach of the New York Knicks. Then he was just head coach. Now he's not even head coach anymore. And yet somehow he's not unemployed, either. Wh...

    Blog | April 18, 2008
  15. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Isiah Thomas says he won't be making any trades, which Knickerblogger sees as bad news for the rest of the league: "Phoenix nearly became overnight winners after Thomas freed them of Marbury and Hardaway. Orlando is now an Eastern powerhouse since St...

    Blog | January 03, 2008
  16. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Brian Windhorst Now Isiah Thomas is saying he doesn't know if Stephon Marbury will be coming back to the Knicks. You have to respect a man who is dealing with the loss of a family member. But at some point doesn't it become clear that Ma...

    Blog | December 27, 2007