Knicks Fans Wave Huge Pink Slip at Isiah

Dismayed over losing record, fans want Thomas out
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 19, 2007 4:22 PM CST
A group New York Knicks' fans are surrounded by media in front of Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007. The fans gathered outside the Garden to urge Garden chairman James L. Dolan...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A tiny but media-savvy throng of Knicks fans waved an enormous pink slip outside Madison Square Garden today, demanding the firing of beleaguered coach Isiah Thomas, the AP reports. In the latest phase of a campaign to dump Thomas, fans irate over their beloved team's 7-17 record called on the Garden's chief exec to let Isiah go, chanting, ""Fire Isiah! He's got to go! Good-bye!"

One civil rights lawyer in the crowd berated team management for ejecting a fan from a game when the fan displayed a “Fire Isiah” sign. "The Knicks are trampling on what New York is all about--we're outspoken and we're zany at times," he said. “The guy is killing our team,” said another protestor.  “How many 25-point losses can we take?”