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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