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Commish should nix Knicks-Isiah pact

Allowing NBA teams to employ active college coaches would open a Pandora's box

Updated: August 9, 2010, 12:34 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Knicks are paying a college basketball coach to help them recruit players, and there are 29 competing NBA teams that likely see this arrangement as an unfair competitive advantage -- in their favor.

Executives from those 29 competing NBA teams might've popped a hammy or two racing for the champagne when word came that Isiah Thomas is back as James Dolan's not-so-secret weapon in the ever-escalating arms race for talent.

Thomas is good for business, if you ...

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