Marlins fans can be forgiven for waking up every morning and thinking, "It can't possibly get any worse than this." The team has the worst record in baseball, the franchise is a rather un-hilarious joke and Loria is less popular than Castro. But oh, it can get worse. The consensus right now is that ... More >>
It's one and done at FIU for head basketball coach Richard Pitino. According to ESPN, Pitino has been hired to fill the vacancy at the University of Minnesota after just one season as the Golden Panthers' top dog.See also:- FIU Might Redesign Their Basketball Court to Look Like a Cheesy Beach Towel
Ron Turner's Wikipedia page surely got a traffic spike this mourning as FIU Golden Panthers fans tried to figure who the hell exactly the team had hired as their new coach.Yes, after the surprise firing of Mario Cristobal, Athletic Director Pete Garcia has chose Ron Turner, a man with a former stint ... More >>
Most of us would expect to get fired for sucking at our jobs, and Isiah Thomas's 26-65 record as head coach of Florida International University's men's basketball program makes a strong case that he sort of sucked at his job. Thomas, however, had a contract, and the contract didn't mention anything ... More >>
Your favorite Taiwanese animators, the folks at Next Media Animation, have created a faithful take on the last game in the Heat vs. Knicks series.Yes, we do recall LeBron James literally being on fire and jumping off the backs of Knicks players. That is exactly how it happened.
Well, at least some people think Isiah Thomas was a good basketball coach.The former NBA All-Star and failed New York Knicks coach last week was fired as head coach of Florida International University's men's basketball team. His players staged a walkout during an awards banquet, and now some o ... More >>
Isiah Thomas has been fired from his job as head basketball coach at Florida International University, according to a statement released by the school. The former NBA star and New York Knicks coach brought big hopes with him to the campus but failed to deliver.
The Isiah Thomas era is official over at FIU, and, well, the program still exists! So there's something! Thomas's stunt hiring didn't irretrievably break the program. There's still hope. Maybe FIU can hire some respected assistant program from a larger program to help take the program to a new level ... More >>
Isiah Thomas is no longer the only NBA legend shuffling around Florida International University. New York Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire is spending his free time during the NBA lockout by attending classes at the school.
Local folk hero and fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez will strap on a headset this fall and announce football games for Florida International University, according the Miami Herald.We thought he might have had some kind of circus deal with Mega TV in the works, but he's pulled another drunken sw ... More >>
During former Miami Hurricanes basketball coach Frank Haith's introduction at his new gig Missouri he had cutting words for University of Miami saying, "I know I'm in a different place. I know I'm in a place where they care." We'd be more outraged though if we thought people actually really cared ... More >>
If Isiah Thomas talked much about his job as head coach at FIU Basketball during his interview with Fox Sports' Bill Ritter it didn't make the copy. Instead Ritter paints a picture of a man in a situation he doesn't want to be in desperately hoping to one day soon leave Golden Panthers behind for an ... More >>
Put him out of his misery.With the supposed-to-be-bigger-than-God Miami Heat looking ugly on the court and sputtering to an 8-6 record, the calls for doofy coach Erik Spoelstra's professional head have reached a fever pitch.
Oh how it must eat away at Isiah Thomas every day that he's sitting in his FIU offices coaching a Sun Belt team, while just a few miles away the Miami Heat have become the most talked about team in the NBA. In a chat with ESPN New York, Thomas talks about wanting to return to New York, and hints ... More >>
In the past few weeks we've been hearing two rumors: 1) Isiah Thomas was definitely going to return to the Knicks 2) Isiah Thomas was definitely going to stay as the head coach of FIU basketball. Turns out that both were right.
If you're like us you probably missed Miami Herald FIU sports reporter Pete Pelegrin's epic, bridge burning farewell notice to the paper this morning. Probably because it was posted on the Herald's own oft-neglected FIU sports blog, and really who cares enough about FIU sports enough to read ... More >>
Dwyane Wade went into his meeting with the New York Knicks today and told reporters he's in a "New York state of mind." Shut up, Dwyane Wade. Don't you even play with our hearts like that. For months, you've been telling us you're probably staying in Miami. You know what happened to the ... More >>
That NBA legend and former NBA head coach Isiah Thomas found himself in the head coach's office of Florida International University has always seemed so, well, randomly weird. So it's inevitable that rumors pop up every once in a while that he wants to leave. The Chicago Tribune reports Thom ... More >>
Over the weekend, Florida International University men's basketball coach Isiah Thomas denied aC. StilesIsiah Thomas really likes FIU -- even if his squad keeps losing. Foxsports.com report that the Los Angeles Clippers were courting him to be the NBA team's president, general manager, and c ... More >>
A Miami Shores man trapped in the wreckage of the collapsed UN building in Haiti was finally freed after 40 hours. [Herald]Wounded Americans in Haiti are being taken to Gitmo. [Herald]3 Lynn University students believed to had been found in Haiti are actually still unaccounted for. [CBS4]Miami-Dade ... More >>
via Hurricanes SportMiami has never been a huge college basketball town. There was a bit of buzz when FIU reeled in Isiah Thomas, but they're off to a 5-13 start. Sorry Zeke, maybe things will turn around when you can make an impact on recruiting.Then you've got the Miami Hurricanes. Overshadowed ... More >>
via Wikimedia CommonsShortly before 7:30 p.m. last night, a sparse crowd gathered outside the entrance to the freshly renovated $5 million U.S. Century Bank Arena at Florida International University's south campus.A bald man with a goatee wearing a navy blue FIU t-shirt talking to three other Gol ... More >>
via We Are The PostmanMagic Johnson and Isiah Thomas used to be such good friends they exchanged kisses on the cheek when the Lakers met the Pistons in the 1988 NBA Final, but in a new book due to be released November 4th Johnson admits that there's been bad blood between the two since the early ... More >>
Well, that didn't take long. via Wikimedia CommonsEver since FIU shocked the basketball world earlier this year by landing Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas to coach its less than notable program, Riptide has been waiting for that first sweet whiff of the controversy that seems to foll ... More >>
WikicommonsDear Chicago, please trade us Derrick Rose for Michael Beasley...Dear Memphis, please trade us O.J. Mayo for Michael Beasley...Dear New Jersey, please trade us Brook Lopez for Michael Beasley...Dear Minnesota, please trade us Kevin Love for Michael Beasley...Dear L.A. (no, the other L.A.) ... More >>
After the infamous 2006 brawl, the University of Miami and Florida International University decided to call it quits on their burgeoning rivalry. The football teams haven't played each other since, the baseball teams won't meet this season, and a match in December 2008 between the basketball teams w ... More >>
Just a couple of weeks into his new gig as Florida International University basketball coach, Isiah Thomas is already beginning to exhibit his world-famous people-person charm.High school forward and Jacksonville native Chris Rozier had been offered a b-ball scholarship to FIU before Thomas got ther ... More >>
From the Knicks to the Golden Panthers. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Now that you're out of a job too, why not come work for us?
Local Ten teens in the Florida Keys filmed each other having sex, and now they're getting hit with child pornography charges. [Herald] The owners of Village of Merrick Park, a fancy shopping plaza in Coral Gables for the elegantly Botoxed, filed for the biggest real estate bankruptcy in U.S. histor ... More >>
Berkman ushered in the new era with the words, "I'd like to personally welcome Isiah Thompson."
So, Florida International University canned its basketball coach yesterday after a 13-20 campaign, reportedly so the school can replace him later today with a man more hated in New York City than the Red Sox and Patriots combined: the one, the only... dramatic pause... Isiah Thomas! via Wikime ... More >>
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