Toronto Mike

Lenny Wilkens


Isiah Thomas has fired New York Knicks head coach Don Chaney and hired former Raptors coach Lenny Wilkens.  Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

I can't believe Lenny Wilkens has managed to find himself another head coaching job this quickly.  Not only did he land a head coaching position, but one in the largest NBA market to boot.  Is Isiah Thomas an idiot?  Do Knicks fans realize what's in store for them?  I can't help but laugh out loud at this ridiculous turn of events.

It's possible Lenny Wilkens was an effective head coach at one point in his career.  The man does hold the record for most NBA victories by a head coach.  Of course, he also holds the record for most NBA losses by a head coach.  I watched him lead my Raptors for three seasons during which time he was 113-133.  There was no leadership, no system and no coaching to speak of.  Lenny's only play was to get the ball to Vince Carter.  During his third season at the helm, not a day went by that I didn't pray for his firing.  I hated his style and knew the Raptors would never be successful under his indifferent watch.  This man is a dinosaur who has failed to change with the times.  His only title came in 1979 and he's been milking it ever since.

I can't wait for this hiring to blow up in Isiah Thomas' face so I can laugh some more.

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