Let's chronicle their bad moves:
-Traded Ewing (necessary, but probably the beginning of the end for our franchise)
-Re-Signing H20 to that MASSIVE contract
-Trading Glen Rice and Muggsy Bogues for Howard Eisley and Shandon Anderson and their terrible contracts
-Trading Nene, Marcus Camby and Mark Jackson for Antonio McDyess
-Terrible draft choices (other than Nene too bad he was traded for McDyess)
-Traded for Stephon Marbury losing draft picks and signing him to an extension
-Trading for Eddy Curry
-Picking up contracts like those of Penny Hardaway, Jerome Williams, Maurice Taylor
-Renaldo Balkman (could've had Rondo)
-Trading Trevor Ariza
-Trading Channing Frye
-Sexual Harassment lawsuit
-Jared Jeffries, Jerome James, etc.
However, it must be said that Isiah was a pretty good drafter all things considered.