Woody Paige of ESPN is reporting that Thomas has been summoned to Texas to meet with James Dolan, the owner of the Knicks, and that he is going to be fired in the next couple days. Whether it happens now or later, it’s inevitable. A good case can be made that this is the worst example of running a team in the history of sports, not just the NBA. You have one of the marquee teams in the league, with the most famous arena in perhaps all of sports, one of the best coaches in the history of the game, a payroll more than double the salary cap and the team still has fewer wins than any other team. That’s about as bad as it gets. And now the reports are that he may go after the coaching job at IU, where he played college basketball. I don’t think it’ll happen. I think Randy Whitman, Thomas’ teammate on the 1981 Hoosier national championship team, will get the job and I think that was already decided. And IU fans should be thankful for that. Thomas is as bad a coach as he is a general manager.