The thing that you Knicks fans have probably come to learn is that Isiah has a lot of distractors that are waiting to trash him at every turn. People who are still bitter with Isiah for agreeing with Rodman in 1987 when Dennis said that if Larry was white he'd be just another good player or for him leading the walk off against the Bulls in 1991.
Each one of those events has a back story that people don't stop to look into. Isiah was also the leader of the Bad Boys and fans outside of metro Detroit didn't like our brand basketball. They wanted Showtime in LA or the airiel manuevering of Michael in Chicago. Isiah led his team with the style they were best at, and winning was THE only thing. He's gonna bring that same win or die mentality to the Knicks. It's not just a job to Isiah, it's personal.
I like all the articles calling Isiah out for his moves, you know the ones laced with spite in the place of objectiveness. It means he's doing his thing and not letting public opinion sway his vision.
I got to admit I'm a bandwagon NY fan because Isiah is there. But, while he is I'll be rooting for the Knicks all the way. When the glory is restored I'll be as happy as ANY one of the lifelong Knicks die-hards it just won't be for the exact same reasons.