New York Knicks fans can collectively shudder on Friday, when Florida International University announced that Isiah Thomas is out as the program's head coach.
It's entirely possible that the Knicks, who currently have Glen Grunwald as an interim GM, will look to re-hire Thomas in some capacity. Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix reports that Thomas has wanted back into the NBA for some time.
Thomas was hired by the Knicks in 2010 as a consultant, but could not actually take the job because working for an NBA team while coaching a collegiate program violates NBA policy.
During his stint as New York's general manager during the mid-2000s, Thomas made a series of poor decisions that help lead the team into salary cap problems. He was ultimately named the team's head coach to deal with the roster of overpaid players which he had assembled, but after hiring Donnie Walsh as the new general manager, the Knicks parted ways with Thomas.