So by now every major media outlet knows what and where Florida International is with the addition of Isiah Thomas as their new head coach. Thomas doesn’t have a sterling reputation recently in coaching, but since that was in the NBA, maybe being at a program with a lot of great talent (i.e. Sun Belt freshman of the year Freddy Asprilla) and the potential to go somewhere with it will cause him to succeed. Basically, he can’t run the team into the ground worse than they already are, given five straight losing seasons and only one NCAA Tournament bid in the program’s history.
Recently, the Sun Belt has made a lot of great coaching additions. Obviously, WKU coach Ken McDonald made a splash as a rookie head coach, but with former St. John’s coach Mike Jarvis taking over at Florida Atlantic and former LSU coach (and Final Four participant) John Brady becoming the head man at Arkansas State, the Sun Belt is starting to look promising.
It’ll be interesting to see how well Thomas does. Look for more on this topic later.