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Isiah Thomas

Isiah ThomasIsiah Thomas
Date of Birth: 30 April 1961
Born At: Chicago, Illinois USA
Height: 6’1"
NBA Experience : 13 seasons


  • NBA All-Rookie Team (1982)
  • All NBA First-Team (1984, 1985, 1986)
  • All NBA Second-Team (1983, 1987)
  • NBA Championships with the Detroit Pistons (1989, 1990)
  • NBA Finals MVP, 1990 (27.6 ppg, 7.0 apg, 5.2 rpg)
  • 12-time NBA All-Star (1982-1993)
  • All-Star Game MVP in 1984 (following a 21-point, 15 assist outing) and in 1986 (following a 30-
    point, 10 assist game)
  • Ranks fourth in NBA history in assists (9,061, 9.3 apg)
  • Ranks ninth in NBA history in steals (1,861)
  • All-time leading scorer in Detroit Pistons history (18,822, 19.2 ppg), 28th in NBA
    history upon retirement and currently 34th best in NBA history
  • Scored a career-high 47 points against the Denver Nuggets on Dec. 13, 1983
  • All-time assist holder (9,061) in Detroit Pistons history
  • Averaged 19.2 ppg in 979 regular season games and 20.4 ppg in 111 playoff games
  • Holds the NBA Finals single-game record for most points in one quarter with 25 (June 19, 1988 vs.
  • Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Holds the NBA Finals single-game record for most field goals in one quarter
    with 11 (June 19, 1988 vs. Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Shares NBA Finals single-game record for most field goals in one half with 14 (June 19 vs. Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Dished out 25 assists against the Washington Bullets on Feb. 7, 1985 and
    versus the Dallas Mavericks on Feb. 13, 1985
  • NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996)

Isiah Thomas biography

Isiah Thomas, a native of Chicago, Illinois, was one of the NBA’s best small guards. At 6-foot-1, 182-pounds, he brought scoring, passing and flair to the game and a willingness to attack the basket. An All-America at Indiana University, Thomas led the Hoosiers to a 47-17 record and the 1981 NCAA championship. He played 13 NBA seasons with the Detroit Pistons, 12 of which he was named an NBA All-Star, and was MVP of the 1984 and 1986 All-Star Games. He ranks as Detroit’s all-time leading scorer (18,822, 19.2 ppg, 34th best in NBA history) and assist-holder (9,061). Thomas, named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history in 1996, led the Pistons to the 1989 and 1990 NBA championship under Hall of Fame coach Chuck Daly, and was named MVP of the 1990 Finals (27.6 ppg, 7.0 apg, 5.2 rpg). Thomas, the 1982 NBA Rookie of the Year, was named All NBA First-Team in 1984, 1985 and 1986 and Second-Team in 1983 and 1987. Thomas currently ranks fourth in NBA history in assists (9,061, 9.3 apg) and ninth in steals (1,861). He served as head coach of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers for three seasons, compiling a 131-115 record and reaching the playoffs each of his three years. He was fired following the 2002-2003 season (August 27, 2003), with one-year remaining on his contract. Thomas posted a 131-115 record in three seasons and reached the NBA playoff in each of his three seasons. In his first two years with the Pacers, he compiled 41-41 and 42-40 records. In the 2002-2003 season his record was 48-34. On December 22, 2003, Thomas was named President of Basketball Operations for the New York Knicks. Within two weeks, Thomas had made three key personnel moves, releasing Clarence Weatherspoon and trading with the Phoenix Suns for guards Penny Hardaway and Stephon Marbury.