The idea of the train wreck that would have ensued if Isiah Thomas was in the Clippers front office was both appealing and frightening at the same time.
But it is not going to be a reality.
Thomas is doing what he can to try to get back into the game, and with his daughter set to attend Loyola Marymount, he offered to work for the Clippers without getting paid because he is still receiving money from the Knicks, Dunleavy said.
The Clippers were sympathetic to Thomas' overtures.
"Isiah came to us," Dunleavy said in a telephone interview Thursday morning. "I wasn't going to be a jerk and say, 'I can't talk to you.' But there's no position in the organization for him."
One thing we can take away from that is that Dunleavy is still the acting general manager of the Clippers and that he has not totally lost his mind.
It also suggests that the Clippers are done trying to tap current or former Laker front office people —Ronnie Lester, Jerry West and Randy Pfund are all out. Well, I suppose Bill Sharman is still alive….