Knicks Coach Disparaged White Fans, Accuser Says

AP, September 13, 2007

One day after a fired New York Knicks executive claimed that her boss, team president and coach Isiah Thomas, had disparaged the team’s white fans during meetings and conversations, the team’s star guard took the stand and said the sexual harassment suit against Thomas was absurd and downplayed the sordid tale of his own encounter with a drunken intern.

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“Bitch, I’m here to win basketball games,” Browne Sanders quoted Thomas as saying in the workplace.

In another discussion about season ticket holders, she claimed Thomas said, “Bitch, I don’t give a f*** about these white people.”

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Browne Sanders is seeking reinstatement to her job as senior vice present of marketing and business operations.

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The plaintiff contends that despite being showered with rave performance reviews and raises for most of her tenure, the Knicks fired her from her “dream job” in January 2006 in retaliation for daring to hire a lawyer and pursue sexual harassment allegations against Thomas.

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