Timing of contract extension surprises even Thomas

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Surprisingly, there was no "Mission Accomplished" banner hanging from the wall. And shockingly, the New York Knicks were not wearing limited edition T-shirts and caps to commemorate their eighth-place standing in the Eastern Conference.

It's shocking, we argue, because the first warm day of the year in suburban New York brought a burst of spring-like enthusiasm and haughtiness from Jim Dolan. The Knicks were so happy with themselves Monday at their practice facility, we're surprised they didn't serve cake at the latest Jim Dolan Spends More Money Day.