Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Isiah is a good boss

A former New York Knicks executive who is suing coach Isiah Thomas for sexual harassment alleged in court papers that Thomas urged a cheerleader to flirt with referees and guard Stephon Marbury cursed at her, according to newspaper reports Saturday. Anucha Browne Sanders, a former senior vice president of marketing and business operations, filed documents to answer the Knicks' attempt to have her lawsuit dismissed. Isiah has admitted in court briefs that he did touch Miss Sanders on the shoulder and did try to kiss her on the cheek.

"What she told me was that Isiah asked her to go into the referees' locker room and make them happy," Browne Sanders testified. Sanders said Marbury directed an obscenity at her after she complained about the player's cousin -- who was also employed by the team -- had made graphic sexual comments to her staff. Sanders also claimed a member of her staff admitted to consensual drunken sex with Marbury after a night at a "gentlemen's club" and said "she did not believe she could say no because of who Marbury is."

What bothers me about this story is why Isiah didn't just take care of business himself. Wasn't his kiss with Magic at center court years ago his coming our party? So what does he have to lose by blowing the ref's whistle before tip-off if it means a win. If you want something done right, you normally have to do it yourself. Unless you're a hot 20-something year old blonde, then if you want to be done right, give the Viking a call.

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