Thomas tweeted Thursday he’s happy to remain team president of the New York Liberty and work as an analyst for NBA TV:
Earlier in the day, the New York Daily News‘ Frank Isola spoke to a source who labeled Thomas a “dark-horse candidate” to take over as Knicks president.
The Knicks confirmed Wednesday they relieved Jackson of his duties as team president, capping off a run in which the franchise went 80-166 during his three full seasons in charge.
Thomas oversaw an equally unsuccessful stretch during his time as team president from 2003 to 2008. The Knicks made the playoffs in 2003-04 but won an average of 28 games over the next four years.
Thomas worked in the dual capacity of team president and head coach during his final two years with the Knicks. He led the team to a 56-108 record during his time on the sidelines.
The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday that Knicks owner James Dolan had Toronto Raptors team president Masai Ujiri atop his wish list of potential replacements for Jackson. The Toronto Star‘s Bruce Arthur spoke to league sources who described the Knicks as “already confident” Ujiri would be willing to leave Toronto for New York.
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