Bad Boy may be good for Detroit
Detroit needs to give Isiah Thomas another chance to prove himself
Isiah Thomas tried to convince Jack McCloskey, the general manager of the Detroit Pistons, to bypass him in the 1981 NBA draft.
Detroit had the second pick. Mark Aguirre, a scoring star for DePaul, was expected to go No. 1 to the Mavericks. Thomas, the leader of Indiana University's national championship squad, was the clear No. 2 prospect. He wanted to play for his hometown Chicago Bulls, who had the sixth pick.
"Every question [McCloskey] asked me, I answered ...
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