FIU AD Pete Garcia says Isiah Thomas out, thanks him for 3 years, "However, we have decided to take the program in a different direction.''
— Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) April 6, 2012
Isiah thomas fired from another coaching job? Just give it up man
— Shmalcolm X (@ProBlackBuilt) April 6, 2012
If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that the world loves to making fun of Isiah Thomas’ coaching ability. Tweeters across the nation piled on the jokes after hearing former New York Knicks great Isiah Thomas has been fired as a head coach…again.
Insert Isiah Thomas joke here.
— Brian Baranowski (@BBaranowski) April 6, 2012
Isiah Thomas fired again? ahahahahahaa
— Smooth Kobra (@smoothkobra) April 6, 2012
Isiah Thomas coaching Dwight Howard would be a sufficient punishment, right? Just spitballing here.
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) April 6, 2012
welp good friday bad for Isiah Thomas he not the basketball coach at fiu anymore
— Don Vito Corleone (@_outSTANding1) April 6, 2012
Isiah Thomas fired by FIU…Just in time for that Knicks' job to open up again. Hey, wait a second…NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
— Thru Ball Don't Lie (@RenoWallabout) April 6, 2012
I guess Isiah Thomas' college coaching career was as successful as his NBA coaching career. #fail
— Scott Sellz (@BuyorSellz) April 6, 2012
Isiah thomas sucks as a coach lmao
— Jeremy Lin Jr (@RAWNOIDABOY) April 6, 2012
Isiah Thomas fired from FIU? Hmm..I didn't see that coming. #sarcasm
— Cody Greathouse (@Coach_Grizzy) April 6, 2012
— Vinny DiGioia (@VinDiGioiaUCF) April 6, 2012
FIU still has its dignity and exists. Best job Isiah Thomas has ever done.
— Matt Sussman (@suss2hyphens) April 6, 2012
Florida International fires head coach Isiah Thomas, thus ending one of the dumbest, most laughable experiments in college hoops history.
— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) April 6, 2012
Florida International University announced on Friday that it has parted ways with coach Isiah Thomas, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer and former executive of the New York Knicks.
The university released the following statement.
FIU Executive Director of Sports and Entertainment Pete Garcia announced today that Isiah Thomas has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the FIU men’s basketball program.
“We want to thank Isiah Thomas for his three years here at FIU,” Garcia said. “However, we have decided to take the program in a different direction.”
A national search for the Panthers’ next head basketball coach will begin immediately.
Thomas, 50, was hired by FIU in 2009. He posted a career record of 26-65 during his three seasons at FIU.
He spent a 13-year NBA career with the Detroit Pistons. The 12-time All-Star point guard posted career averages of 19.2 points, 9.3 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game.
Thomas was hired by the Knicks in 2003 as president of basketball operations. He also served as coach during the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008.
Isiah Thomas just got fired as Florida International coach. Feel bad for the guy, one of my fav players of all time #Pistons
— Tanner Swift (@theothertswift) April 6, 2012