When her husband, Isaiah Thomas, was accused of sexual harassment in 2006 by Anucha Browne Saunders and a jury awarded Brown Saunders $11.6 million after an explosive trial where the then-Knicks head coach and president was portrayed as someone who condones disparaging black women, Lynn Thomas stood by seemingly shell-shocked. Lynn, who married Thomas in 1985, said at a press conference, "I don't normally address the media, but I felt it was very, very important in this issue to make a stand. This has been a hard, hard time for our family. But we're survivors. Like my husband said, we've been together for close to 30 years. We have two kids that we're raising, and I just wanted you all to know that if my husband had said those things there is no way I would be with him for that long." Thomas was eventually fired as Knicks head coach in April 2008.