Thursday, August 30th, 2012 at 11:52 am  |  11 responses

Isiah Thomas Taking Classes at California Graduate School

NBA Hall of Fame point guard Isiah Thomas is taking classes at UC Berkeley’s graduate school in an attempt to complete a masters degree in education. The 51 year-old Thomas, who has previously coached the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks, is reportedly 10 units shy of the degree. Via MercuryNews.com: “Yes, the NBA Hall of Famer is in Berkeley — just don’t expect the Thomas to be lacing up the high tops for Mike Montgomery and the Golden Bears this winter. ‘He’s been here for a while,’  said Mohamed Muqtar, who who works in the students services office for Cal athletics and had lunch Wednesday with Thomas and Counting Crows front man Adam Duritz, a long-time Cal booster. ‘He’s very sharp. I really like him a lot. He’s got a lot of good ideas.’ Thomas played for coach Bob Knight at Indiana, then was a 12-time NBA all-star. He averaged 19.2 points and 9.3 assists as a pro, most of it with the Detroit Pistons. Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, Thomas later coached the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks, then served as president of the Knicks.”

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  • Caboose

    I’ll look around campus, I’m legitimately excited now. Stay tuned for updates….

  • spit hot fiyah

    i was so sure that this was about isiah thomas of the kings

  • Caleb Wall

    SLAM Online is a joke. They aggregate from other aggregators.

  • AT

    @spithotfiyah:disqus – ikr

  • blkscout

    Isaiah Thomas of the Kings spells his name with an extra A. Couldnt have been him

  • Rasheed

    “He averaged 19.2 points and 9.3 assists as a pro, most of it with the Detroit Pistons.” Wasn’t he with the Pistons for his entire career?

  • MikeC.

    Yup. Zeke (or Lucifer as he is known to Knick fans) only played for Detroit in the NBA.

  • MikeC.

    I’ll give you one million Internets if you just straight up clothesline him and say “That’s for every trade you ever made!”

  • Caboose

    I honestly don’t know what I’d say if I saw him…probably be nice and ask for an autograph…then as he’s walking away mention something about Jerome James.

  • blackthought

    isiah thomas – havin`a lot of good ideas, LOL! he made the clippers organisation of the 90`s look like a f `genius! @caboose: found him?

  • Remember me

    So what ! He’s still a creep running around armonk with
    his d@@@ flapping. Still a dog!!!!!!!