As the Knicks mess drags on and on (summarized by the Post’s Peter Vescey as “what we have here is a failure to excommunicate”), there are any number of insane scenarios being proposed to right the course at MSG. None however, nearly as out to lunch as the one floated by the Journal News’ Ian O’Connor this morning.

Salary-capped and luxury-taxed into oblivion, the Knicks have to find an outside-the-box thinker to land the players who will win games long after Thomas himself is gone. Jerry Krause hired Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen, Toni Kukoc and all sorts of helpful Jordanaires during the six-title run in Chicago, and he’s now scouting for the Mets, of all first-place teams, spending 39 straight days charting arm angles in the Texas League.

“I love working for Omar Minaya and the Mets,” Krause said yesterday. He declined to discuss his potential interest in repairing the Knicks, but did say that he still loved Eddy Curry, that he would listen to an offer to run an NBA team, and that his wife did grow up in the Bronx.