Isiah Thomas biography

Isiah Thomas

Basketball Player

1961 –

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Who is Isiah Thomas?

Isiah Lord Thomas III, nicknamed "Zeke", is a retired American basketball player who played professionally for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association. The 12-time NBA All-Star was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Thomas has also been a professional and collegiate head coach, a basketball executive, and a broadcaster.

Thomas played collegiately for the Indiana Hoosiers. He went on to play professionally as point guard for the Pistons from 1981 until 1994 and led the "Bad Boys" to NBA championships in the 1988–89 and 1989–90 seasons. After his playing career, he was an executive with the Toronto Raptors, a television commentator, an executive with the Continental Basketball Association, head coach of the Indiana Pacers, and an executive and head coach for the New York Knicks. He was later the men's basketball coach for the Florida International University Golden Panthers for three seasons from 2009 to 2012.

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Born
Apr 30, 1961
Chicago
Also known as
  • Isiah Lord Thomas III
  • Zeke
  • The Baby Faced Assassin
  • Mr. Wonderful
  • Pee Wee
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • St. Joseph High School

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on July 23, 2013

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