ESPN is reporting that New York Knicks owner James Dolan is going to buy out the last 4 years of Larry Brown’s contract ($40 million left on it, so you gotta figure it’s gonna cost half that to buy it out) and that he is then going to name Isiah Thomas as coach. I’m almost giddy with anticipation of next season if this happens. There appears to be no truth to the rumors that he will then move the team to Washington and rename them the Generals, but only time will tell for sure. To paraphrase Huey Long, Thomas must have pictures of Dolain with either a live boy or a dead girl. Nothing else could explain such monumental cluelessness.