Limerick About Knicks’ Past General Managers

Thought I’d post this humorous limerick written by “Z” on Knickerblogger.net:

In a lottery lacking surprise,
DeBusschere drafted “The Franchise”.
But the team was a shame
Losing game after game
And from the cellar they never could rise.

Al Bianchi assembled “the Bomb Squad”
Mark Jackson, J. New, and the Hot Rod.
Traded Cartwright for Oak,
But MacLeod was a joke,
And the roster, though good, remained flawed.

Grunfeld put together some winners
Reaching the finals when league talent got thinner.
He perfected the craft
Of dodging the draft
But his teams needed “Offense for Beginners”.

Ed Tapscot was GM for a day
With a roster on the verge of decay
Instead of drafting Artest
Took the player he thought best:
A Frenchman who stayed in Marseilles.

Scott Layden had the master solution:
Trading Ewing to begin the devolution
Getting Longley and Rice,
Swapping Camby for ‘Dice
And then brilliantly maxing out Houston.

And who could forget our Isiah
At one time, a Hall of Fame playah
But as an exec
Proved an utter train wreck:
A perverted, capped-out franchise slayah.

So now there’s a savior named Donnie
Who, to undo all Isiah’d done wrong, he
Traded all of our picks
‘Till Three Thousand and Six
But still wins if he gets us LeBronie!

Topics: Al Bianchi, Allan Houston, Antonio McDyess, Bill Cartwright, Charles Oakley, Dave DeBusschere, Donnie Walsh, Ed Tapscot, Ernie Gruenfeld, Glen Rice, Hot Rod, Isiah Thomas, Knickerblogger.net, LeBron James, Luc Longley, Marcus Camby, Mark Jackson, Patrick Ewing, Scott Layden

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