Friday, April 2, 2010
DePaul's latest name: Isiah Thomas
By Eamonn Brennan
Just about everyone currently employed as the head coach of a major college program has been mentioned, oftentimes unrealistically, in connection with the DePaul coaching job. The reason these rumors are unrealistic is because the DePaul job is about as undesirable as any in the big six power conference today. It's a mixture of bad facilities, unrealistic expectations, and a brutal conference that requires DePaul to recruit and play thousands of miles from home.
"Isiah also could recruit the Chicago kids. It has always been a fertile area," the source said.
Clearly, someone has given this a lot of thought.
Here's a bummer, though: Florida International is rejecting the report, saying Thomas has no interest in the DePaul job and "intends to remain on the Golden Panthers bench this fall, the source said." After this fall? Who knows. But for now, it appears the Isiah Thomas and DePaul coaching odysseys will continue in parallel universes, where never the 'twain shall meet. Like I said: bummer.