Profession: NBA Point Guard and Coach
Why Famous: Played professionally for the Detroit Pistons in the NBA, winning two NBA Championships.
A 12-time NBA All-Star Thomas was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.
- 1985-07-19 NBA player Isiah Thomas (24) weds Lynn Kendall in Chicago
- 1981-03-30 43rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats North Carolina, 63-50; Hoosiers' future Hall of Fame point guard Isiah Thomas is named Tournament Most Outstanding Player
- 1984-01-29 34th NBA All-Star Game, Denver: East beats West, 154-145 (OT); MVP: Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons, G; first All-Star Saturday; Legends Classic, West wins, 64-63; first Slam-Dunk winner, Larry Nance
- 1986-02-09 36th NBA All-Star Game, Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX: East beats West, 139-132; MVP: Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons, G
- 1990-06-14 NBA Finals: Defending champion Detroit Pistons beat Portland Trail Blazers, 92-90 in Game 5 for back-to-back titles; MVP: Isiah Thomas
- 2003-12-22 The New York Knicks hire Isiah Thomas as President of Basketball Operations