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Isiah Lord Thomas III was born on the 30th April 1961, in Chicago, Illinois USA. He is a retired professional basketball player nicknamed the Baby-faced Assasin, and a former professional and collegiate head coach. Thus, basketball is the prime source of Isiah Thomas’ net worth as additionally he now adds to his wealth as a basketball broadcaster, executive as well as entrepreneur. Thomas is listed as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History and he is an inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He played basketball professionally from 1981 to 1994, and has been working as a coach from 2000.
So just how rich is Isiah Thomas? Reportedly, the net worth of Isiah is equal to $22 million. It has been estimated that he earned more than $13 million income from the Detroit Pistons team in the NBA league.
Isiah Thomas Net Worth $22 Million
To begin with, Isiah played basketball while studying at St. Joseph high school and then Indiana University. He trained under the guidance of the very popular coach Bobby Knight. Being 1.85 m height, he perfectly suited the position of point guard and when he participated in the NBA draft in 1981, so as a result, he was selected 2nd overall in the 1st round by the Detroit Pistons team. He played in the previously mentioned team his entire career, though he was somewhat overshadowed by another player, Magic Johnson. During the 979 games he played in the NBA, Isiah scored 18,822 points and made 1,861 rebounds. He scored an average 19.2 points and made 3.6 rebounds per game. The accuracy of his throws is estimated to be 45.2%, and of free throws 75.9%.
During his career as a basketball player, Isiah received many awards including USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1980), NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team, J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1987), twelve times NBA All Star, , three times All NBA First Team, and was twice NBA champion with the Pistons. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000. All these have also assisted in adding revenues to the total size of Isiah Thomas’ net worth.
Unfortunately, multiple injuries forced the player to retire in 1994. He subsequently served as a vice- president of the Toronto Raptors team from 1994 to 1998, and then in 2000 he replaced Larry Bird in the position of the Indiana Pacers’ chief coach where he worked for three years. Later, he coached the New York Knicks team for the period 2006 to 2008. After two unsuccessful seasons, he was dismissed from this post, and then took the position of the coach for the University of Florida international team, from 2009 till 2012. It should be mentioned, that all these positions added sums to the net worth of Isiah Thomas.
In addition to the mentioned careers, Thomas is also known as an entrepreneur, the founder of Enlighten Sports Inc which is a full-service web development group focused on sports marketing; businessman, the CEO and chairman of Isiah International LLC, business company which focuses on investments; television commentator on NBC and a member of the studio analyst panel on NBA TV. These engagements have also increased the net worth of Isiah Thomas, too.
Regarding the personal life, Thomas is married to Lynn Kendall. The family has two children. Interestingly, Isiah finally graduated with a Master’s degree in education from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013, researching the connection between education and sport in the USA.