Isiah Thomas hired as FIU coach

Florida International has hired Isiah Thomas to be its head basketball coach.

The Golden Panthers have lost 20 games in three of the past four years, and haven’t had a winning record since going 16-14 in the 1999-2000 season. FIU finished fifth in the six-team Sun Belt East Division last season, and averaged only 693 fans for its home games — one of the lowest totals in Division I.

“I think we can get good players from across Florida and around the country to buy into our plan to make this a top-tier basketball program,” Thomas said in a statement released by the school. “I’m committed to growing something here, and strongly believe that over time, we’ll put a team on the floor that everyone at FIU can be proud of.”

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