For anybody who was a fan hoping for a contender during the Vitale debacle and the home grey uniforms at the Silverdome in the early 80s, Isiah Thomas is revered. He probably saved pro-basketball in Detroit. In my mind the greatest pure point guard ever to lace them up.
His post-Piston's career has been a succession of "I can't look" events save some decent drafts with the Raptors and a good couple years coaching the Pacers. I want him to come home now. Davidson is gone and this new owner became a fan during the 80s. The Pistons are dull and irrelevant and the Captain seems pretty rudderless. The two parties need each other IMO. Find the man some job with the organization where he can help give some life to the Pistons.
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To focus on the positive, check out his dual with Bernard King in the 84 Playoffs. No one his size before or since could take over a game like he could.