Isiah Thomas fired by Florida International

Basketball Hall of Fame player Isiah Thomas was fired April 6 by FIU, after his teams went 26-65 in his three seasons.

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2011 photo, FIU basketball coach Isiah Thomas speaks during the South Florida All Star Classic basketball game in Miami. Florida International has fired men's basketball coach Isiah Thomas, after the Hall of Fame player went 26-65 in three seasons. Thomas took over at FIU in a surprising move in 2009, one that gave the former New York Knicks coach and president a chance to restore the reputation he tarnished through a series of embarrassments in New York. Under Thomas, FIU never won more than 11 games in a season. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2011 photo, FIU basketball coach Isiah Thomas speaks during the South Florida All Star Classic basketball game in Miami. Florida International has fired men's basketball coach Isiah Thomas, after the Hall of Fame player went 26-65 in three seasons. Thomas took over at FIU in a surprising move in 2009, one that gave the former New York Knicks coach and president a chance to restore the reputation he tarnished through a series of embarrassments in New York. Under Thomas, FIU never won more than 11 games in a season. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2011 photo, FIU basketball coach Isiah Thomas speaks during the South Florida All Star Classic basketball game in Miami. Florida International has fired men's basketball coach Isiah Thomas, after the Hall of Fame player went 26-65 in three seasons. Thomas took over at FIU in a surprising move in 2009, one that gave the former New York Knicks coach and president a chance to restore the reputation he tarnished through a series of embarrassments in New York. Under Thomas, FIU never won more than 11 games in a season. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Florida International head basketball coach Isiah Thomas, left, talks with Marlon Bright (34) during an exhibition game against Northwood at FIU in Miami, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. Thomas needs to make a winner of little-known Florida International and revive his own career in the process. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Florida International head basketball coach Isiah Thomas, left, talks with Marlon Bright (34) during an exhibition game against Northwood at FIU in Miami, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. Thomas needs to make a winner of little-known Florida International and revive his own career in the process. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Isiah Thomas, left, shakes hands with Florida International athletic director Pete Garcia, right, following a news conference that introduced Thomas as the new men's college basketball coach at FIU, Wednesday, April 15, 2009, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Isiah Thomas, left, shakes hands with Florida International athletic director Pete Garcia, right, following a news conference that introduced Thomas as the new men's college basketball coach at FIU, Wednesday, April 15, 2009, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
In this Nov. 4, 2009, photo, Forida International coach Isiah Thomas yells from the sideline during an exhibition college basketball game against Northwood in Miami. Thomas and his team won't be home again until Dec. 31. An eight-game stretch of road contests awaits, including a game at Florida State on Dec. 6, and the Sun Belt Conference opening swing to Denver and North Texas in the week before Christmas. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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In this Nov. 4, 2009, photo, Forida International coach Isiah Thomas yells from the sideline during an exhibition college basketball game against Northwood in Miami. Thomas and his team won't be home again until Dec. 31. An eight-game stretch of road contests awaits, including a game at Florida State on Dec. 6, and the Sun Belt Conference opening swing to Denver and North Texas in the week before Christmas. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury , left, talks with New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Friday,Dec. 15, 2006. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury , left, talks with New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Friday,Dec. 15, 2006. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Florida International head basketball coach Isiah Thomas, center, yells from the bench during an exhibition game against Northwood, as associate head coach Anthony Anderson, left, and assistant coach William Eddie, right, look on in Miami, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. Thomas needs to make a winner of little-known Florida International and revive his own career in the process. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Florida International head basketball coach Isiah Thomas, center, yells from the bench during an exhibition game against Northwood, as associate head coach Anthony Anderson, left, and assistant coach William Eddie, right, look on in Miami, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. Thomas needs to make a winner of little-known Florida International and revive his own career in the process. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury , left, talks with New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Friday,Dec. 15, 2006. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury , left, talks with New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Friday,Dec. 15, 2006. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Florida International head basketball coach Isiah Thomas, center, yells from the bench during an exhibition game against Northwood, as associate head coach Anthony Anderson, left, and assistant coach William Eddie, right, look on in Miami, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. Thomas needs to make a winner of little-known Florida International and revive his own career in the process. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Florida International head basketball coach Isiah Thomas, center, yells from the bench during an exhibition game against Northwood, as associate head coach Anthony Anderson, left, and assistant coach William Eddie, right, look on in Miami, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. Thomas needs to make a winner of little-known Florida International and revive his own career in the process. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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