Got some late confirmation that Isiah Lord Thomas III will sign a contract on Tuesday to become FIU's next basketball coach. He will be introduced as the Panthers coach on Wednesday. Yes, Lord is his middle name.
Also, FIU received $5 million to renovate U.S. Century Bank Arena. Designs are being drawn up to re-do the Bank. When we have them, you will see them here.
The former NBA All-Star point guard brings a name, plenty of basketball experience and expectations to U.S. Century Bank Arena.
In five years coaching in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks, Thomas compiled a 187-223 record. He reached the NBA playoffs all 3 years with the Pacers, but did not reach the postseason with the Knicks.
Having never coached in college, we'll have to wait and see how his recruiting and coaching turn out.