The Knicks fired head coach Larry Brown Thursday and replaced Brown with Thomas -- the NBA exec of the year.
Brown, pictured during happier times, coached the Knicks to a
Brown was also criticized for his treatment of the players, namely Stephon Marbury, which is thought to be a factor in his firing. Thomas has a good relationship with Starbury and plans to play him at the 1 through 4 position next season. If Marbury decides he can't play four positions at once, Thomas is rumored to be in the market for a big-name guard.
Thomas has not discussed playing for the Knicks, though he will likely contemplate naming himself the captain.
In other news: Minnesota beat Houston 4-2 after striking for two early runs off of Rocket Man.