Isiah on verge of impressive overhaul

Updated: August 5, 2004, 9:46 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider
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What Isiah Thomas wants ... Isiah Thomas gets.

With his owner writing blank checks and his town seemingly the No. 1 free-agent destination in the NBA, the Knicks' president seems to be on the verge of doing the impossible – completely rebuilding the cellar-dwelling New York Knicks in less than a year. Thomas has actively pursued free agents Jamal Crawford and Erick Dampier all summer and Thursday night the long-rumored Crawford-to-the-Knicks trade happened.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer