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Commitments show Isiah's potential

Updated: August 7, 2009, 5:48 PM ET
By Andy Katz

Quick hitters on a Friday:

• When Isiah Thomas got the Florida International job, the easy comparison was to throw up the failed Clyde Drexler experience at Houston. But it's not even close.

Drexler hadn't coached. Thomas has. Drexler wasn't tied into the AAU scene. Thomas is. Thomas has told me on a number of occasions that drafting high school players helped him keep up contacts in the AAU scene. He said that since he's a product of AAU ball, he understands the networking ...

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