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Woodson dines with Isiah Thomas


08:07 AM ET 04.26 | For his part, Mike Woodson said he's entitled to dine with whomever he likes. [Woodson] and Isiah Thomas met for dinner Tuesday night in Westchester, hours after Glen Grunwald got promoted as the permanent executive VP/GM, according to sources. Woodson, Thomas and Grunwald were all teammates on the Indiana University basketball club for three seasons. Thomas, fired by Florida International earlier this month, is seeking employment and has lobbied hard with owner James Dolan to try to get back to the Knicks in some capacity. Woodson and Thomas were with their wives and could be seen chowing down on Italian food and wine at Serafina in White Plains. Thomas has kept his residence in Purchase and has been there since getting the boot.

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April 26, 2012  08:38 AM ET

If there is ever a nuclear blast there will only be 3 things remaining on earth. 1. Cockroaches 2. Donald Trumps rug 3. Isiah Thomas

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April 26, 2012  08:50 AM ET

Wow, this is what all NY fans are afraid of! Thomas comes back to the Knicks and will get ready to dismantle the franchise again! Good job Dolan! And I guess Woodson does not know the history of Thomas and the Knicks! He must be clueless.

This has definitely changed my perception of Woodson from a likeable guy to a bonehead. Who the hell does he think he is? Even Dolan himself is not allowed to be seen with Isaiah in public... man let's cut him lose for stepping out of bounds. ISAIAH SHOULD BE DEAD TO KNICKS... what was he thinking?

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April 26, 2012  09:09 AM ET

Did You Pick Up The Check, Bro?

April 26, 2012  09:24 AM ET

Hey Woodson....this much I promise, the Knicks do not need Ike Thomas. Thomas is a person of very little class, and I certainly don't miss the days when the Knicks was in dead last. Mike you seem to have no fear, but your association with Thomas may cause you a short lived Knicks career. Mike here's a little advice, hanging with Thomas might seem nice, but if I were you my friend, before I do it again......I would definately think twice!

April 26, 2012  09:48 AM ET

This is why you can mix business with personal feeling/ties. I'm not a knick fan but I wouldn't wish Isiah on anyone, he got fired from FIU they are not even a top Florida school smh...

April 26, 2012  09:50 AM ET

Did You Pick Up The Check, Bro?

Prolly not, he excused himself to the restroom & cut through the kitchen...See ya lata suckas!

April 26, 2012  09:57 AM ET

My question is why did Thomas get fired from Florida?? Did he trade away their good players and brought in a bunch of D1 and and1 players?

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April 26, 2012  10:18 AM ET

Come on man. They played together at Indiana. They have been friends for years. He can have dinner with him if he wants. I have friends who are ex-cons. Many would say I shouldn't associate with them but I do. We don't go out and steal together or sell drugs, but we've known each other since we were kids, and if we want to have a beer or a meal, its permitted.

I understand your point but we're talking two different things here. Y're not a public figure so it's OK for you to chill with your homies. However if ur a Knicks coach you should know what not to do in public... and that's why Woody is wrong. You have to know your territory and play your cards right... so if y're Knicks coach you have to be arrogant or dumb to dine with Isaiah in Knicks territory... how stupid can you be? Man I dunno about this coach.. he's suspect.

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April 26, 2012  10:31 AM ET

Isiah is not coming back to the Knicks in any capacity. Lets move on.

Zeke would have been back last year as a consultant -- but the NCAA wouldn't let him.

April 26, 2012  10:52 AM ET

If there is ever a nuclear blast there will only be 3 things remaining on earth. 1. Cockroaches 2. Donald Trumps rug 3. Isiah Thomas

Good point.

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April 26, 2012  11:12 AM ET

Were they at a Red Lobster?

April 26, 2012  11:55 AM ET

I just lost my appetite, and my ability to accept Woodson as Knicks head coach.

April 26, 2012  12:31 PM ET

MJ might have a position open for Isiah, with the the Bob's.


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