Did Isiah Move to South Florida to Look After Broward-Dwelling Mother?
|Thomas at the press conference announcing his hire at FIU|
But deep within this Miami Herald article about Thomas' feud with Magic Johnson, there may be a clue about what led him to our neck of the woods.
It has been a tough week for Thomas. His mother, Mary, had a heart attack in Fort Lauderdale last week and was released from the hospital Thursday.
Mary Thomas, of course, is the centerpiece of the 1989 feel-good TV movie: A Mother's Courage, which tells of how this Chicago mom was made tough by the world but still tender with her beloved basketball prodigy.
In interviews, Thomas has never mentioned his mother having a role in his decision to take the job at FIU.