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Larry Brown Disses Isiah Thomas: 'I Wouldn't Consider Him A Friend'

Larry Brown, the vagabond coach, did not mince words when asked about Isiah Thomas earlier this week during an appearance on Centerstage with Michael Kay.

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You will recall that Brown coached the Knicks for one season, 2005-2006, and went 23-59. He was fired by the Knicks and replaced by Thomas, who was then president and general manager. Thomas built the roster Brown was saddled with. Part of the CenterStage interview is below:

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As a former head coach of the New York Knicks what was your relationship with Isiah Thomas?  What are your thoughts on Thomas?

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"I don’t have a relationship with him at all. He gave me a chance. I appreciate that, but I wouldn’t consider him a friend. I don’t look forward to seeing him, but I don’t wish him bad."

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Is there any bitterness towards Thomas?

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"I didn’t like working for him."

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How come?

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"No I don’t want to…people beat him up. I don’t want to beat him up. I just didn’t enjoy working for him. He thought what he did was right and I’m going to leave it at that."

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