Thomas’ WNBA bid is suspended
The WNBA and the New York Liberty agreed Monday to suspend Isiah Thomas’ ownership application indefinitely.
Thomas is still president of the team, and he said in an interview at the start of the season that the two positions weren’t directly connected. WNBA President Laurel J. Richie said when Thomas was f irst hired as president in early May that it was “first and foremost a team decision.”
A former New York Knicks team president, Thomas was the subject of a lawsuit by former Madison Square Garden employee Anucha Browne Sanders that accused him of sexually harassing her. The suit cost MSG more than $ 11 million, but the Hall of Fame player maintained his innocence and said he was never found personally liable.
Danny Ferry officially stepped down as general manager of the Atlanta Hawks, three days after reportedly agreeing to a contract buyout. Ferry, speaking publicly for the f irst time since going on indefinite leave in August following racially inf lammatory comments about then- free agent Luol Deng, said watching the Hawks’ 60- win season was “bittersweet.”