Isiah Thomas Birthday (April 30th)

Isiah Thomas Birthday (April 30th)


Isiah Thomas is presently the head coach of the NBA's New York Knicks.

Isiah Thomas Birth Details

Isiah Lord Thomas was born on April 30, 1961, in Chicago.

Isiah Thomas Personal Details

Isiah Thomas no more plays with the National Basketball Association (NBA) as he has retired from there.

Isiah Thomas was also known by the nicknames like:

  • Zeke
  • Cuts
  • The Baby-faced Assassin
  • The Smiling Assassin
  • Tuss.

Isiah Thomas NBA Career

In the 1981 NBA Draft had chosen Isiah Thomas and signed him to a four-year contract.

It was $1.6 million contract. Isiah Thomas was selectively chosen the Most Valuable Player of NBA Finals in the year 1990. In the history of NBA, He Isiah Thomas will always be remembered as the top player of his decade. He was known for his dribbling ability. Thomas uncanny ability to drive to the basket and score is amazingly exceptional. Thomas number 11 was retired by the Detroit Pistons. He Post NBA Career

After his retirement from NBA Thomas became owner in partnership and Executive Vice President for the expansion Toronto Raptors in 1994. Toronto raptors were joined in by the new management in 1998. Thomas decided to leave the organization after a dispute of false allegations by the new management. He restarted his career as a television commentator after leaving raptors. he joined as the lead game analyst with Bob Costas. Later heworked as a part of the studio team for NBA. Thomas, sometimes use to give monotone vocal delivery. He also worked with Costas and Doug Collins. In 1998, He purchased and owned the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), till the year 2000.

Isiah Thomas was elected as the member of the Basketball Hall of Fame in the year 2000 he coached the Indiana Pacers from the year 2000 to 2003. Thomas was the selected next to Larry Bird, who had the credit of coaching, Pacers to the NBA Eastern Conference title. The primary credit to bring up young talents namely, Jermaine O'Neal, Jamaal Tinsley, Al Harrington, and Jeff Foster goes to James.

The New York Knicks hired Thomas to be president of basketball operations on December 22, 2003. He rapidly added effective and crucial changes of the franchise by trading for a number of high-priced stars.Thomas has been very unsuccessful with the Knicks roster and fan following so far. He appeared in the noted basketball documentary “Hoop Dreams”. He also had an appearance in an episode of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”.