ISIAH GIVES HERB 'COMFORT'
Isiah Thomas and Herb Williams huddled in the coach's office for more than 20 minutes following the Knicks' ninth straight defeat last night when they learned about their official elimination from playoff contention.
But there was no firing. No point. Thomas, who watched the Bulls' 102-94 victory from the skybox instead of his normal visible spot in the tunnel, emerged and indicated he was simply giving a comforting, consoling talk to his head coach, knowing he needs the pat on the back.