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Walsh fires Thomas, keeps him with the franchise for 'input'

Updated: April 19, 2008, 10:09 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Isiah Thomas couldn't win as coach with the players he assembled as president.

Now, he's lost both jobs.

Thomas was fired as the New York Knicks coach Friday after a season of listless and dreadful basketball, a tawdry lawsuit and unending chants from fans demanding his dismissal.

Thomas lost a franchise record-tying 59 games this season, and along the way seemed to lose the support of his players, who didn't always play hard for him the way they did last season.

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