Not the NBA.
Not Isiah Thomas.
And most certainly not Jim Dolan and the New York Knicks.
Twenty-four hours after Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim — two of the most well respected men in the college basketball world — publicly called out the many conflicts of interest inherent in having a Division 1 head coach also consulting for the Knicks, Thomas on Wednesday “rescinded” the agreement.
“After speaking with Commissioner Stern and Knicks executives, it has become apparent that my new agreement violates certain NBA bylaws,” Thomas, the head coach at Florida International, said in a statement. “Because of this, I have decided to rescind my contract with the team. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Jim Dolan, Donnie Walsh, Mike D’Antoni and the entire Knicks organization, and I want to thank them for affording me this opportunity.”