The New York Post's Peter Vecsey—and yes, I'm aware that just saying those six words makes any words that follow completely meaningless—reports this morning that Knicks GM Isiah Thomas may want to be the next head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers. Vecsey says that before he came to New York, Isiah had "serious conversations" with IU about replacing Mike Davis.
I don't even know what to say. The thought of Isiah Thomas taking over one of college basketball's most storied programs... it kinda makes me go numb. My brain just can't connect the two. It's just hard to figure how his skills would translate to the college game. Does he start offering scholarships to all the transfers who were cancers to other programs? If he offers a recruit $60 million over 4 years, will the NCAA let him off the hook if he says, "Sorry, old habits die hard"? Does he try to trade his promising freshmen to other teams for seniors with torn ACLs?
I hope this happens. I'm praying that this happens. And, I would imagine, so is every fan of every team in the Big 10 that is not Indiana.
Hoosier Haven Could Save Isiah [New York Post]