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    Breaking News Isiah Thomas gets an extension

    Isiah Thomas has survived his one-season ultimatum, with a month to spare. Thomas, the Knicks' president and coach, will be given a multiyear extension today, according to a person briefed on the matter.

    The extension means that James L. Dolan, the Madison Square Garden chairman, has seen the "evident progress" that he demanded of Thomas last June. Dolan ordered Thomas to coach the team after firing Larry Brown and told Thomas he had one year to show progress or be fired as both coach and president.

    With 19 games left to play, the Knicks have shown clear progress, though they remain a losing team, at 29-34. Over the weekend, the Knicks moved into eighth place in the Eastern Conference, which would qualify them for the playoffs. The Knicks have not been to the postseason since 2004.

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    We still have 19 games to play, and a lot of things can happen, does anyone think this was a premature decision?

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    Yea its totally premature. But I see why it was announced. Its all about momentum. The team's momentum has peaked with this news. But there is def a downside. If the Knicks collapse, or if we get swept w/o much of a fight, then I don't see how Dolan would be able to defend himself for rest of proffesional career. He would go down as one of the worst sports executives in United States history without a question.

    I think it actually puts more pressure on Thomas... somehow his seat got a hell of alot hotter.

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    no i think this was a good decision. these were the same players as last year except for jared jeffries. the only exception to that is david lee who has obviously improved considerably into the best 6 man in the league. isiah has gotten them to never give up and never be out of any games. the crowd is back at the garden and the players enjoy to be there. this alone should give him his job as knicks fans can finally be happy again. he has done a great job and we have made enough progress for this decision to take place.

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    Too early, not suprised. I don't like it, but what can I say. I'm not in charge, just a fan. We're 5 games under .500 in the era when the East is at its weakest. I just hope Isiah steps down as GM, I don't mind his ugly face as the head coach.

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    Great it kinda ties in with the thread I made like a week ago about What you guys think about Isiahs fate. Well I guess we already know. I am happy he signed an extension.

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    IT got his extension, great. He will be another in a long line of coaches and executives that Dolan will pay to go away. In the mean time the knicks will continue to play sub .500 basketball.

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    Dont you guys think that Dolan signed Isiah a little to quickly? I do. But like I said before it isn't a bad move.

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