NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas was fired Friday by FIU, after the basketball teams he coached went 26-65 in his three seasons.
Thomas knew there was a substantial amount of risk when he accepted the job and now has felt the wrath from FIU, citing they didn’t see enough results.
Some players did go to bat for Thomas on Twitter.
”Speechless,” said DeJuan Wright, FIU’s leading scorer this past season.
”What do I do now…never felt so lost!” FIU guard Tanner Wozniak wrote on Twitter moments after the firing was announced. ”Why?’‘
But the decision was already made.
”We want to thank Isiah Thomas for his three years here at FIU,” Garcia said. ”However, we have decided to take the program in a different direction.”