Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas Age, Net Worth & All Biography - Updated Nov 2022

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Isiah Thomas is famous as being former basketball player, and coach. Isiah Thomas is also an executive who is an executive for NBA TV.

Early life

On April 30, 1961, Isiah Lord Thomas III, was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States. As of now, he is already 61 years old and his zodiac sign is Taurus. He grew up in the city of West Side along with his family. He was born to his father named Isiah Thomas II and his mother Mary Thomas. Thus, his father was an army veteran wonder in the Battle of Saipan. At the Catholic Youth Organization, he would dribble and shoot baskets as the halftime entertainment.

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Caption: Isiah Thomas with his family. Source: Instagram

Education

Similarly, he attended Our Lady of Sorrows School. Later, he went to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, which was a 90 mins commute from his home. He led St. Joseph to the state finals in his junior year, playing under coach Gene Pingatore. Thus, he was considered one of the top college prospects in the country. He completed his college degree from Indiana University. And, completed his master’s degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education, in 2013.

Isiah Thomas – Career and Professional Life

Isiah Thomas did find it hard to adjust to Knight’s disciplinarian coaching methods, in the beginning. Thus, he often got screamed at for not obeying orders. Fortunately, his sheer talent and dedication won Knight over, whose manner then softened. In addition, fans loved him as well and nicknamed him “Mr. Wonderful”.

Also, Knight nicknamed him “Pee Wee”, because of his relatively short height for a basketball player. He was made the captain of the team, during the 1980-81 season. And, he led them to win two conference titles and the 1981 NCAA tournament. Fortunately, he also won the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player award.

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Caption: Isiah Thomas with his working team. Source: Instagram

He decided to turn pro and was drafted by the Detroit Pistons NBA team in the 1981 season, in the same year. It was with a 4-year $1.6 million contract. In the 1985 conference semi-finals, he led the team where the Pistons lost to the Boston Celtics. Therefore, they reached the Eastern Conference finals, in 1987. In the match, they lost in a very close match, again to the Celtics. The team reached the Conference Finals, this time facing the Los Angeles Lakers, in 1988.  Thus, it was led by Magic Johnson (a close friend of Isiah’s), James Worthy, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

More about his career

For the next 2 consecutive years, the Pistons lost the contest in a close game but came back to win the title. In the 1990 NBA Finals, he was voted NBA Finals Most Valuable Player. He became a television commentator, after leaving the Raptors. It was for the NBA on NBC. Thus, he also worked a three-man booth with Costas and Doug Collins.

Besides that, he founded Isiah International LLC, an investment holdings company with Thomas as Chairman and CEO. Additionally, it runs five companies: Isiah Real Estate, TAND Properties, Isiah Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations; and GRE3N Waste Removal. He co-owns the waste removal firm’s sister company, RE3 Recycling. It is with his daughter, Lauren Thomas. In the 1997 book Money Players, he was involved in allegations about gambling.

Isiah Thomas – Net Worth

Isiah Thomas has established a successful career. And, he has earned a bulk amount of money and his net worth is $100 million. Besides, he has not yet done any brand endorsements.

Isiah Thomas – Personal life

Isiah Thomas is married to his wife Lynn Kendall, the daughter of a Secret Service agent and a nurse. They met in the early 1980s while they were both attending Indiana University. In the year 1985, they married at Our Lady of Sorrow. Later on, they were blessed with children named Joshua and Lauren, in 1988 and 1991 respectively. Also, he has a son named Marc Dones, in 1986, from an earlier liaison.

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Caption: Isiah Thomas with his wife. Source: Getty Image

Anucha Browne Sanders filed an employment and harassment lawsuit against The Madison Square Graden Company, in January 2006. She alleged Thomas was part of and had sexually harassed her in the workplace. Additionally, he was taken to White Plains Hospital Center for taking an overdose of Lunesta, on October 24, 2008.

Body Measurements

Isiah Thomas is tall and stands 6 feet 1 inches tall (185 cm) and weighs about 82 kg (180 lbs). The former player has black pairs of eyes and black hair color. Besides that, there is no information about his body measurement.

Social Media

He is active on his Instagram account named @isiahthomas, with 659k followers. And, on his Twitter account, he has gained 211.7k followers.