Knicks Owner Trying To Get Isiah Thomas Back Into NBA, According To Report

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden & NBA Governor, James L. Dolan speaks to the media at a press conference to announce Mike Woodson as the interim head coach of the New York Knicks following the resignation of Mike D'Antoni at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2012 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Knicks owner James Dolan is once again trying to bring Isiah Thomas back to his team.

New York Knicks owner James Dolan reportedly isn't done trying to bring ex-general manager and head coach Isiah Thomas back into the fold.

According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Dolan has been attempting to persuade Thomas into coming back to the Big Apple. However, Thomas is unsure about what he'd like to do.

"Isiah is very close with Jim Dolan but he’s told me that he’s not ready to jump back into the NBA just yet," said the source, who was with Thomas on Friday at the Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Springfield, Mass. "There’s this perception out there that Isiah is desperate to get back, but that’s false. I think it will eventually happen but just not now."

Dolan tried to hire Thomas a few years ago, but the move was vetoed by the NBA due to Thomas being a college coach at Florida International University.

If Thomas was re-hired, it would certainly enrage most Knicks fans who cringe at just hearing his name. Yet, Dolan seems perfectly fine with that knowing all-to-well the sentiment toward his friend after years of "Fire Isiah" chants in a half-empty Madison Square Garden.

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