Thomas Lands College Coaching Gig

Former Knicks coach signs 5-year contract
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2009 1:37 PM CDT
New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas smiles during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New Jersey Nets, Dec. 5, 2007.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Isiah Thomas will coach men’s basketball at Florida International University, the Miami Herald reports, with the Hall of Fame player signing a 5-year contract. “Coming back to the college game has always been a dream of mine,” said Thomas, 47, fired last year after a disastrous stint as coach and executive with the New York Knicks.