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Isiah Thomas and James Dolan Are Praised for Speaking Out on 2007 Case

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N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver said it was “beneficial” that Isiah Thomas “expose himself to the scrutiny of the media.”

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Adam Silver, the N.B.A. commissioner, said Friday that he did not take issue with James L. Dolan, the chairman of Madison Square Garden, and Isiah Thomas, president of the Liberty, revisiting a 2007 sexual discrimination lawsuit involving a former team executive in an interview this week with HBO Sports.

In 2007, a federal jury ruled that when he was the Knicks’ president, Thomas engaged in sexual discrimination against the executive, Anucha Browne, who ultimately settled with the Garden for $11.5 million.

Thomas maintained on “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel” that he had never harassed Browne, and Dolan suggested that Browne had fabricated part of her testimony.

“I think it’s…

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