So, Isiah Thomas … remember that guy? After being mercifully canned by the Knicks when Donnie Walsh and Mike D’Antoni came to town – though of course no one ever quite sure if he really was canned – Thomas took the head coaching job at Florida International in Miami. It was supposed to be tailor-made; even if Isiah wasn’t much of a coach, he’d be able to recruit players to come to the school, all by simply being Isiah. Well, shockingly, it didn’t work out: In a surprise move, FIU fired Isiah this afternoon, saying they, “decided to take the program in a different direction.” (The FIU Website seems to have not yet received the memo.) Isiah’s final tally at FIU: 26 wins, 65 losses. If this news somehow makes you happy, if you feel a certain schadenfreude in Thomas’ dismissal, we feel obliged to point out: He is now unemployed, and Jim Dolan is looking for a coach. Here’s your weekend nightmare fuel!
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08: Head coach Isiah Thomas of the New York Knicks watches on against the San Antonio Spurs on February 8, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)