But it's his image in general. When you think of Isiah Thomas you think of the destruction of a franchise. His name is tarnished.
Donnie is a proven winner. I'm sure he will be able to chalk up a deal and do a good deal of schmoozing, the ladder of which is basically what Isiah's potential job would be.
Walsh has executed his job very very well to this point and does not need Isiah's dirty hands touching his product. I understand the eye for talent. I understand the relationships he has. But Isiah Thomas logic defies my logic and your logic. The risk is far greater than the reward.