CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas said Wednesday his mind ``never left basketball'' throughout a three-week trial where he was found guilty of sexually harassing a former Knicks executive.
``Honestly, my head never left basketball. This is what I've done. This is what I do and this is what I think about the majority of the time,'' Thomas said after the Knicks second day of training camp.
Thomas said a day after the verdict that he wasn't worried about losing his job and didn't even talk with the team about the trial before practice.
``We came back extremely focused,'' Thomas said. ``I just wanted to make sure we stayed focused and keep the team moving. We went right into practice.''
He arrived in South Carolina in time to run Tuesday night's practice, just hours after a jury in New York found that Thomas and Madison Square Garden sexually harassed Anucha Browne Sanders.
The jury decided only MSG and chairman James Dolan should pay for harassing and firing Browne Sanders. The jury awarded punitive damages of $11.6 million.
Dolan was not expected at training camp, Knicks spokesman Jonathan Supranwitz said.
Thomas said it was good to back on the basketball court and see his players again.
``The intensity is great. The energy that everyone is playing with is fantastic,'' he said.

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