This week Steve Serby goes one-on-one with Knicks president Isiah Thomas.
Q: What do you want New Yorkers to say about your Knicks team?
A: A) We leave it on the floor every night, heart and soul; and B) we entertain you and give you a show.
Q: What do you remember about the '69 Knicks?
A: I would say that's probably the smartest basketball team ever. I remember the way they passed, the way they moved, the way they cut. When you look at what many of them went on to do as men outside of basketball, I think it backs me up in terms of them being the smartest team to ever play.
Q: Can you use the Red Sox as an example to your team that anything is possible?
A: I don't use anything positive from Boston (laugh). I had wars with the Celtics, and now that I'm in New York I am down with the New Yorkers.
Q: Did you hate the Celtics?
A: Yes I did. But I respected them, and I learned a lot from them.
Q: What did you learn?
A: How to win.
Q: You hated the Lakers, too, right?
A: Most definitely. I learned a lot from them, too (laugh).
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