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Isiah Thomas Is A Detroit Pistons Coaching Candidate

Isiah Thomas is apparently a candidate to be the Detroit Pistons next head coach according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. Other Pistons coaching candidates include Mike Woodson, Kelvin Sampson, Bill Laimbeer, Lawrence Frank and Dwane Casey.

Thomas hasn't shown to be a terrible NBA coach as he's compiled a 187-223 in past coaching stops with the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks along with three playoff appearances. He's known much better for his playing career with the Pistons, however, and even as a front office employee of the New York Knicks.

Thomas played 13 seasons with the Pistons, the last in 1994, while winning two championships and earning 12 appearances in the annual NBA All-Star game. The 50-year-old averaged 19.2 points and 9.3 assists over the course 979 NBA games.

It wouldn't be the biggest surprise if Thomas was able to impress the Pistons brass considering his familiarity with the team, but considering his current reputation around the league is none too rosy, he'd probably have to impress the new owners more than most.