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The Knicks (finally) fire Larry Brown

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In perhaps the least surprising news of the summer, Larry Brown has been fired, clearing the way for Isiah Thomas to take over as the Knicks' head coach. Say what you want about Zeke's coaching ability, but he's posted a winning record in three years (131-115) with the Pacers. Yes, each of those seasons ended abruptly in the playoffs, but the Knicks have a long way to go before they need to worry about that.

In fact, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I could have done a better job coaching the Knicks than Brown did this past year. He was anxious from the get-go and used a league-high 40 different starting lineups. While the Knicks don't have an ideal roster, there's plenty of talent over there, and I'm guessing a little bit of consistency could have easily resulted in at least 35 wins.

(Correct me if I'm wrong, though, but aren't those sexual harrassment charges still hanging over Zeke's head? I don't remember anything about those going away. Is this thing going to court? Can you imagine just what type of distraction it will be if it happens during the season?)

Knicks fire Brown, name Thomas new coach [ESPN]