Monday, April 13, 2009

Flynn to Hire Agent; Isiah Thomas to FIU?

According to the Syracuse Post-Standard, Syracuse sophomore point guard Jonny Flynn is planning on hiring an agent, eliminating any possibility he will return to the Orange. Flynn announced last week that he was going to test the NBA Draft waters to gauge where in the draft he was likely to be chosen. Sources tell the Post-Standard that Flynn will sign with agent Leon Rose, the same person who represents LeBron James. Flynn, who is projected to be picked at No. 15 by both and, averaged averaged 17.4 points and 6.7 assists per game last season.

Isiah Thomas the Next Coach at FIU?

According to Jeff Goodman of, former NBA coach and player Isiah Thomas is the frontrunner for the vacant head coaching job at Florida International. He would be replacing Sergio Ruoco, who had five consecutive losing seasons with the Golden Panthers. Thomas, a Hall of Famer, played 13 seasons with the Detroit Pistons before retiring. He then coached the Indiana Pistons for three seasons, reaching the playoffs in each season. Thomas joined the New York Knicks as president of basketball operations before taking over the head coach position in 2006. He went 56-108 in two tumultuous seasons, and was subsequently fired in 2008.

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