Someone out there was crazy enough to do it. Someone decided that it would be a good idea to let Isiah Thomas make an impression on our youth.
I wouldn't hire Isiah Thomas to run a doughnut shop let alone coach another team... but I sure am glad somebody did. I just wish he went to a bigger school than FIU, so I can revel in his greatness easier.
I thought he'd go back to somewhere bigger, but maybe he does want to really give it another shot. Even if Isiah's track record at this sort of thing wasn't terrible, it seems like a bad pairing to have such a big name at such a small school. I'm not even sure if he brings the right kind of buzz to the school.
The only thing crazier would be if his old college coach came down to help him out.
I would have preferred it to have been the Clippers, just for the Simmons columns we would have gotten out of it . . .
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Originally posted by DrewDewce I would have preferred it to have been the Clippers, just for the Simmons columns we would have gotten out of it . . .
You read my mind. The only thing I'm trying to figure out about this is what's more insane: Isiah coaching in college or The W having an FIU thread icon. Damn, you guys are prepared!
Had to have the icon ready in case they ever went across the ocean again and got into another riot with the Hurricanes. Almost wish I was back at FIU just so I could taunt Isiah from the tiny crowd at FIU games.
At the college level, having an eye for talent and being able to draw that talent are about as important as actual coaching ability. Some might argue that it's even more important. For all of his failures at coaching, running teams, and running leagues, you can't knock his ability to draft quality professional basketball players. Perhaps that'll translate into an ability to scout quality college basketball players?
And he has lots of name recognition, so that might help too. Of course, none of the kids he'll be trying to recruit were even alive during his glory days, but their PARENTS were, so...
Seeing that glorious intro just makes me have no hope whatsoever for him. Laughed my ass off after watching that on Sportscenter. That laughter turned into awardness though when they talked about him going to the hospital and him being evasive about it being a suicide attempt.
Citifield- where we have obstructed views so you don't have to see all the gory details of how our team chokes on it yet again.
This will be fun, though I think it could be even better if Shaq went against a horse jockey or a NASCAR driver, just for the hilarity of dealing with the space/ weight restrictions in both of those sports. Maybe he's saving that for the second season.