08.26.09 9 years ago 3 Comments

Even as the newly-anointed basketball coach for Florida International, Isiah Thomas is still running the same playbook as before; he wants to pull his team out of the “Coaches vs. Cancer” tournament. That tournament has him slated to play against defending national champion North Carolina, and not Ohio State as Thomas and FIU expected:

“We knew nothing about this until the press release from North Carolina today,” [FIU athletic director Pete] Garcia said. “We told them last week we would not change the game and had never agreed to this.”

The group running the tournament respectfully disagrees.

Gazelle Group president Rick Giles said that he has a contract, signed by Garcia, which stipulates that FIU would play either Ohio State or North Carolina, leaving the choice at the discretion of the Gazelle Group. He said that is the way his company has written contracts for 15 years and fully expects the school to honor its agreement. via.

I’m inclined to agree with the group that didn’t hire the same guy that maligned the Toronto Raptors, the Indiana Pacers, the New York Knicks and murdered the Continental Basketball Association while it slept all alone in the pale moonlight. It’s like my dad always said: “Fool me four times, shame on you. Fool me five times, I’m a dumbass.” That explains why he only went to jail four times. You’ve gotta wake up pretty early in the afternoon to fool that guy. first seen.

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