Lenny Wilkins wasn't fired. The official reason for his departure was to be with his sick mother. So in other words he quit. I ream Lenny was pissed about the KVH trade. This is one of those things that people that like and dislike Thomas will never agree on. At this point I think most fans can tell you that Thomas is a good coach but not so good of a GM. We've got the right coach and he should coach his own hand picked team. Still no basketball fan that is not a Knicks fan expected this team to make the play offs. The only change that was made over last summer was getting Jefferies, which didn't pan out but most experts agreed that the trade made the Knicks a better defensive team. This is why I don't hold much stock in what ESPN analysts say. But then again may be Jefferies and Frye just had a bad year and next year starting 3 6'11 guys will pan out. Who knows. It looks good on paper. My point is we didn't miss the play offs because of our coach. We missed the play offs because of injured key players. That's not a cop out its just how I see it.