The Isaiah Thomas coaching era for the New York Knicks is almost enough to spark a little bit of interest into the NBA. And his latest indiscretion certainly justified that thinking.
Thomas called out the pride of Cal State Fullerton Bruce Bowen for, well, it’s not clear what he was upset about. Thomas believed that Bowen was sticking his foot under players attempting to shoot jump shots. That seems about as plausible as the Piston beating the Lakers in an NBA Finals with a healthy Byron Scott and Magic Johnson. Thomas let his anger management issues get the best of him when he threatened Bowen during a game last week. Things didn’t get much better when a reporter asked what Thomas would have done to Bowen if he was still playing in the league.
"I'd beat the (expletive) out of somebody," Thomas said. "Really, I would (expletive) murder them. There's certain things you don't do."
Yeah, this coming from a guy that once played for the Bad Boys. Coming from a guy who played for Bob Knight.
Somebody really needs to settle Thomas down. It was kind of funny (but at the same time pathetic) when he threatened ESPN’s Sports Dork Bill Simpson. But coming after the former Titan is just lunacy. Thomas even mentioned that it was a bit of gamesmanship on his part to motivate his team. In other words, Thomas admitted that he doesn’t know how to coach or motivate an NBA basketball team.