Earlier, during the trial, jurors heard explosive testimony from Knicks star guard Stephon Marbury, who admitted to calling Browne Sanders a bitch, and described having sex with a team intern in a truck outside a strip club. "Are you going to get in the truck?" he asked 24-year-old Kathleen Decker, who later testified that the encounter was completely consensual.
Decker ended up undercutting Browne Sanders' argument, denying that she told the former Knicks executive that she felt pressured by Marbury. She also testified that her relationship with Browne Sanders was "uncomfortable," and that she sometimes felt "inferior" and "unimportant" in the presence of her boss.
Another Knicks employee, Karin Buchholz, also testified for the defense, saying that Browne Sanders became increasingly paranoid during her final months with the team, and once claimed that Knicks owner James Dolan was targeting her because she had fired his son-in-law for poor performance.
Dolan fired Browne Sanders in January 2006, claiming that he took action because she had tried to bully employees into backing her harassment suit. He testified that she demanded millions to make the lawsuit "go away."
Browne Sanders was helped by the testimony of former Knicks executive Jeffrey Nix, who said that he was present on several occasion when Thomas called her a "bitch" and a "ho."
Nix, who worked under eight Knicks coaches during his tenure, described a 2004 meeting in which Thomas told her, "Don't forget, you f------ bitch, I'm the president of this f------ team."
Thomas reiterated that he did not curse at Browne Sanders, but only in her presence. "I think most people know when they're being cursed at," he claimed.
Curse words and profanities have become such a theme of the trial that Judge Gerald Lynch interrupted testimony to tell lawyers, "We've spent three weeks in this courtroom discussing vulgar language — there's no reason to be coy."
ABC News' Mary McGuirt, Marissa Bramwell and Daniel Marotta and The Associated Press contributed to this report.