Back in 2007, Knicks coach Isiah Thomas's sexual harassment of an employee cost Madison Square Garden $11.6 million. Now, eight years later, Thomas is being welcomed back—as president and co-owner of the New York Liberty.

When Thomas was coaching the Knicks, his 2006-2007 season had a record of 33-49 while his 2007-2008 season ended up at 23-59. But through it all, Thomas's boss and best friend/Cablevision president/MSG owner James Dolan denied there were problems. Thomas also blamed fans for his shitty coaching. And this was when he wasn't harassing marketing vice president Anucha Browne-Sanders by calling her "bitch" or telling her that he loved her (and allegedly saying things like, "I want to take you off-site for some private time").

Dolan has repeatedly considered re-hiring Thomas to lead the Knicks, but in 2013, Dolan admitted, "Do I think he deserves another shot? Yeah. It just can’t be here. And I think he’s talented. I think he’s particularly talented at finding basketball talent. But I think he’s probably dismayed at this point. But I don’t see him coming back to New York. I couldn’t do that to him, and I couldn’t do that to the organization. He would probably do it as my friend but I couldn’t do it to him or his family. And you know what the press would do here. We’re interested in getting better and that situation would be such a distraction that it would actually hinder our ability to get better."

Well, now Thomas is back in the fold, because James Dolan cares this much about fans.