Indiana Hoosiers legend Isiah Thomas was on campus Tuesday in Bloomington, Ind., and was spotted by two people walking into the office of the president, those witnesses told CBS SportsLine.com.
Indiana is looking for Mike Davis' replacement. Thomas, who has head coaching experience in the NBA with the Pacers, currently is the embattled president of the New York Knicks. The Knicks were in Indianapolis on Tuesday to play the Pacers, and Bloomington is about an hour south.
Thomas' intentions Tuesday weren't known, but he is believed to be interested in becoming the Hoosiers' next coach. He isn't thought to be at the top of Indiana athletics director Rick Greenspan's list, but Greenspan has been calling former Hoosiers in recent days to get their input on the program's direction. It's hard to imagine ex-Hoosiers endorsing anyone but Thomas or another famous alumnus, Steve Alford of Iowa.
Alford, sources say, will leave for Indiana if he's offered the job. Greenspan doesn't appear to be willing to settle on such an easy hire, however. On a peripheral level, Indiana people have been in contact with people close to Memphis' John Calipari and Louisville's Rick Pitino to gauge their interest in the job. In both cases, sources told SportsLine.com, the interest was reciprocal.