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Isiah Thomas

NBA Point Guard and Coach Isiah Thomas
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Profession: NBA Point Guard and Coach

United States of America

Biography: 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.

Born: April 30, 1961
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Age: 61 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus

Married Life

  • 1985-07-19 NBA player Isiah Thomas (24) weds Lynn Kendall in Chicago

Historical Events

  • 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