Isiah Confirms OD, Won’t Deny Suicide Attempt

You probably know that Isiah Thomas has been hired as the head basketball coach at Florida International, a Sun Belt school that has made the NCAA Tournament just once and hasn’t had a winning season since 2000. Well, today Thomas was introduced officially as coach, and while he made a nice gesture by pledging to donate his salary back to the school (although he’s still got $12 million coming to him from the Knicks), any goodwill he garnered during the day was derailed by a bizarre interview on SportsCenter earlier this afternoon.

Isiah Thomas

Chris McKendry was charged with interviewing Thomas, and she wasn’t interested in skirting any issues. She asked Isiah directly about his sexual harassment allegations, and then grilled him about his rumored suicide attempt a few months ago at his home in New York. Isiah’s answers were awkward to say the least, and honestly kind of strange and disturbing. He had several opportunities to deny attempting suicide (McKendry outright asked him), but he never did.

Video of the interview after the jump.

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Coaches’ Wives Call In To Complain About Auburn

As you’re probably aware by now, Tommy Tuberville was unceremoniously canned by Auburn administratorsresigned” Wednesday, right on the heels of a positively horrific 2008 campaign. With his departure went his assistants’ jobs, but according to wives of two of those assistants, they were never informed by Auburn, finding out only through the press.

Tuberville phone
(”Hey, you know that recruiting trip I sent you on? Things seem to have changed a bit.”)

This bombshell of shocking d*ckitude comes not from anonymous sources and newspaper columns, but from the wives themselves, live on the air with Bill & Dan from SPORTS CALL on 93.9 in Auburn.

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