I share the opinion that the playoffs haven't really started if 16 of 29 teams are contending. The only trades that have worked out this season are the ones that brought Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett to Boston. Kidd in Dallas and Shaq in Phoenix seriously set back any chemistry the teams might have had.
New Knicks president Donnie Walsh relieved Isiah Thomas of his coaching duties. Isiah has been banned from contact with any Knick players, but he remains with the team in an unspecified position reporting directly to Walsh. The team still owes him $18 million.
Meanwhile, Larry Brown has stepped down as vice president of the Sixers, saying he's ready to coach again...I'd take him back, but I don't think Knicks owner James Dolan would. Former Knick and current NBA broadcaster Mark Jackson is the favorite for the job.