(Isiah) Thomas hasn’t returned to The Palace much since his retirement as a player nearly 20 years ago, but when he has, he’s always been treated as a favorite son. And according to a report from the New York Daily News, Pistons owner Tom Gores is considering Thomas for the (General Manager) position currently held by Thomas’ former teammate, Joe Dumars.
Gores has given no indication about Dumars’ future, and Dumars hasn’t given any of his own to date.
Sources told The Detroit News the only conversations Gores and Thomas have had revolved around the Bad Boys reunion, when Gores stepped in financially, listing himself and the Detroit Pistons organization as presenting sponsors for the events.
The two sides have had no conversations about a role for Thomas
“Absolutely false,” Platinum Equity partner Mark Barnhill told The News.
Pelicans’ Alvin Gentry Blasts Officiating After Loss to Rockets
For the second consecutive game, the coach opposing the Houston Rockets finished the night with an epic rant against the officials. This time, it was New Orleans’ Alvin Gentry, who fired off against the referees following the Pelicans’ 107-101 home defeat.
“The thing that bothers me more than anything, and I really don’t care, we try to play the right way, and we play our asses off,” Gentry said. “All we want is an equal opportunity to win the game. Not have a situation where we are guessing on the biggest play of the game, where they call a 3-point foul from the corner.
Source: Stefano Fusaro of ESPN
Grizzlies End 19-Game Skid, Earn Win vs Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets did something no NBA team has done in almost seven weeks: They lost to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Dillon Brooks scored 24 points, Tyreke Evans added 20, and the Grizzlies snapped a 19-game losing streak with a 101-94 victory over the Nuggets on Saturday night.
Source: The Associated Press on ESPN