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Isiah lands possible McDonald's All-American

Posted on: August 7, 2009 2:27 pm

I was skeptical when Florida International hired Isiah Thomas.

And by skeptical, I mean dismissive.

It seemed like a gimmick, the kind that never works. So I paid it little attention in the grand scheme of things and just sort of thought Thomas would come and go with no real impact. I gave it two years, tops. He wouldn't last, I was sure.

But it looks like I might've been wrong.

Thomas gained a commitment from possible McDonald's All-American Dominique Ferguson on Friday.

This is huge because it's another sign in a growing list of signs that Thomas is going to be able to lure legitimate high-major prospects to his Sun Belt school. Ferguson is ranked as the 16th-best prospect in the Class of 2010, case you didn't know. He was considering UCLA, Kentucky, Indiana and Florida, among others. But he chose FIU, and now I'm not so sure this Thomas-to-FIU thing won't work.

Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: August 11, 2009 6:03 pm

Isiah lands possible McDonald's All-American

I believe he meant the CBA, which Thomas was heading up when it folded.

Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: August 11, 2009 1:35 pm

Isiah lands possible McDonald's All-American

"Larr Bird was a complete failure as a coach and GM but of course
he is white so you never hear about it.The BLACK man has to overcome
the white racism."

I heard plenty about how bad each of them were.  Steff1, you clearly only choose to hear what you want to hear so you can use that to base your meaningless racists posts on.  Also, you heard more about Isiah beacuse not only was he a bad coach and GM, but he was grab-a$$ing every skirt in the organization at the same time.  Not quite the recipe for public sympathy.

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2009 8:10 am

Doubting Thomas

Lots of coaches in the past have either accumulated or inherited great talent and then shown that they have no idea how to gel that talent into a coherent, successful team. The names Phil Fulmer and Avery Johnson come to mind. Isiah may prove to be a successful coach some day, but I don't see it happening anytime soon.

Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: August 11, 2009 1:19 am
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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2009 11:05 pm

Isiah lands possible McDonald's All-American

Cool down dude.  I'm sure that the poster meant the CBA which folded under his watch.

Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: August 10, 2009 5:24 pm

Isiah - Ferguson's gf gropeable?

Maybe Isiah recruits based on a recruit's gf gropeable factor.  The more gropeable, the more he concentrates on the recruit.  Anything's possible with big-mouth Isiah.

Since: Oct 2, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2009 1:19 pm

Isiah lands possible McDonald's All-American

You can't compare the pros to college as far as success is concerned so I don't think your arguments hold much weight.  The actual coaching in college isn't as big of a priority for a coach as compared to getting good players to come in.  With the number of elite high school basketball players and the amount of schools to choose from, if Isiah can get his hands on one or two of these players that's all he'll need.

I'm not saying he's gonna turn that program around because who knows.  I just don't like how people compare college coaching to professional coaching, regardless of the sport.  For instance I'm a big Pitt fan and everyone and their mom knows that Wanny isn't a good coach and I've seen that personally.  He doesn't make adjustments, the game plan is borderline retarded sometimes.  However, he's turning the program around because he's bringing in the recruits and to turn a program around that's all it takes.  I'm intrigued to see how he does.

Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2009 12:12 pm

Isiah lands possible McDonald's All-American

"If Isiah was white we be saying how great a leader he is but its another example of
how the black man has to work 3 times as hard as a white man to get the samething.
Obama will change all that with new judges that vote against the white establishment."

Once again, steff1 opens his mouth and this dribble comes out.  It's all about black and white with you.  If you really think Isiah is a great leader, you are dumber than I thought and that's damn near impossible.  Ask the CBA and New York Knicks what they think about your "great leader".  It's got nothing to do with the color of his skin.  White or Black, Isiah is a clown just like you steff1.

Since: Mar 26, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2009 10:43 am

Isiah lands possible McDonald's All-American

Are you impluing that this kid, who has given his word, would back out? Of course, he did give his word to go to Kentucky, then backed out, but who is counting. The kid can be a good player, but he is sort of being overshadowed in the publicity area by a lot of other kids. Maybe he wants to be the big fish/center of attention in Isiah Thomas' little pond.  I think he will be dissapointed when he sees that all attention at that school will be dedicated solely to the Coach & not the players.

Since: Mar 29, 2009
Posted on: August 10, 2009 2:58 am

Isiah lands possible McDonald's All-American

Larry Bird and Isiah are proving to be equals as far as GM performance.

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