He’s Just That Bad, Boy: A Look at Isiah Thomas’ Questionable Coaching Career

Posted by Tobias Funke on August-26-2009 Add Comments

Isiah Thomas was one of the greatest point guards ever to play the game, but since his retirement, Thomas' legacy has become his epic failures in running teams. But was he an even worse coach than we remember? Is that possible?

Let's take a look at the numbers. As a coach in the NBA, Thomas accumulated a career record of 187-223 and a winning percentage of .456. That's bad. Mike Dunleavy, widely considered the worst coach in the NBA right now, has a percentage of .462.

But what makes it even worse is the dropoff that teams had once Thomas took over. He had a winning record of 131-115 in three seasons with Indiana, but the Pacers won 56 games and went to the NBA Championship game the year before he got there and went to the ...

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