Isiah Thomas is actively seeking work again, and he spoke several weeks ago with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in a meeting arranged by current coach/general manager Mike Dunleavy, ESPN.com learned Wednesday.
Several NBA sources confirmed the February meeting between the former president and general manager of the New York Knicks, adding that there were follow-up discussions between Thomas and other high-ranking club officials -- but also stressing that no job has been offered.
Maybe, and only maybe, you could bring in Thomas as a draft consultant, which is the one thing he does well. (When in Toronto he drafted Damon Stoudamire, Marcus Camby, and Tracy McGrady, with the Knicks he found David Lee, Channing Frye and Trevor Ariza.)
But his free agent choices in both cities were horrific, and he made up for that by dramatically overpaying them. He took the team with the deepest pockets in the league and ran it into the ground. Just like he did the entire Continental Basketball Association.
Dunleavy has proven to be a poor GM. This might be the only way to make things worse.