Isiah Thomas: The 10 Worst Moves He Ever Made

November 9th, 2010 by NY Sports Digest Leave a reply »

When I suggested the idea of this article to Mark, his first and only response was “Only 10?”

By Mark C. Rinaldi

This is a list of what I perceive to be Isiah Thomas' 10 worst basketball moves on the court during his tenure with the New York Knicks.

I preferred to ONLY reference on-court moves made by Zeke, rather then talk about the revolving door of Hall of Fame coaches, the Anucha Browne Sanders case or his love affair with the Dolans.

So please, please James Dolan, don’t bring him back to Madison Square Garden, please.


No. 10

May 15, 2005: Waiving Jerome Williams instead of Allan Houston.

It was nicknamed the Allan Houston Rule, but for some reason, the team cut Jerome Williams. A one-time opportunity in the league's CBA to waive a player and not have his contract count against the luxury tax, many teams used this opportunity to unload an old player with a hefty contract.

Rather then cutting ties with Houston, the Knicks decided to role the dice and hope he'd retire so they could collect insurance money on the contract. Houston retired a ...

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