Police respond to report of drug overdose at Isiah Thomas' home

Police were called to the Westchester County home of former Knicks coach Isiah Thomas early Friday for a report of a man who overdosed on prescription drugs, police said.

Harrison Police Chief David Hall would not confirm or deny that the victim - a 46-year-old man - was Thomas, who is 47.

The victim had consumed roughly 10 Lunesta sleeping pills, Hall said.

"He was unconscious, but breathing on his own," Hall said.

It was unclear if the overdose was a suicide attempt or an accident.

"Maybe the guy took a couple of pills couldn't go to sleep, took a couple more, couldn't go to sleep - who knows?" Hall said.

The man was transported to White Plains Hospital about midnight, cops said. It was unclear if he had been released.

"He's fine," Thomas' son, Joshua, 20, told the Daily News.

Joshua Thomas, a student at Indiana University, claimed that cops went to his family's home because his sister, Lauren, 18, who suffers from hypoglycema, wasn't feeling well.

"Reports of sleeping pills are false," Joshua Thomas added. "He doesn't take sleeping pills. He's doesn't really take anything that's not organic.

"He looked faint from stressing over her. They sat him down, let him drink some water. He's fine," the son said.

Joshua Thomas said that his father and sister were both resting at a hospital in Greenwich, Conn.

A Knicks spokesman told the Journal News that Thomas was "fine" and had no further comment on what he called a family matter.

Over the last five years, Thomas' reputation has gone from sterling to shredded.

Named the Knicks team president in 2003, Thomas' squad never won more than 33 games during his four seasons with the struggling ballclub.

In his two seasons as head coach, the Knicks record was 56-108 and Thomas became an object of derision among fans.

His professional reputation sank further in 2006 when Anucha Browne Sanders, a recently-fired team executive, filed a sexual harrassment suit against Thomas and Madison Square Garden.

A Manhattan jury ruled in October 2007 that Isiah had sexually harrassed Sanders - and ordered the Garden to pay her $11.6 million.

Thomas was fired by the Knicks last April. He is still employed by the team as a consultant.