Jim Thomas (basketball)

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Jim Thomas
Atlanta Hawks
Position Assistant coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1960-10-19) October 19, 1960 (age 57)
Lakeland, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Nova (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
College Indiana (1979–1983)
NBA draft 1983 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Playing career 1983–1994
Position Shooting guard
Number 16, 21, 20
Career history
As player:
19831985 Indiana Pacers
1985 Evansville Thunder
1985 Los Angeles Clippers
1985–1986 Kansas City Sizzlers
1987–1988 Calgary 88's
1988–1989 Rapid City Thrillers
1989 Ferro Carril Oeste
1989 Temuco
1989–1990 Rapid City Thrillers
1990 Minnesota Timberwolves
1990–1992 Omaha Racers
1992 Calgary 88's
1992–1993 Omaha Racers
1993–1994 Baloncesto Murcia
As coach:
1996–1999 Toronto Raptors (assistant)
2001–2004 Indiana (assistant)
2013–present Atlanta Hawks (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

James Edward Thomas (born October 19, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'3", 190 lb (86 kg) shooting guard.

High school[edit]

Thomas played competitively at Nova High School, in Davie, Florida.

College career[edit]

Thomas played college basketball at Indiana University, from 1979–1983. While playing for head coach Bobby Knight at Indiana, he was the sixth man on the 1981 national championship team, and also made the 1981 Final Four All Tournament Team, after grabbing nine rebounds off the bench, in place of foul-plagued starter Ted Kitchel, in the 63–50 title game win over North Carolina.

Professional career[edit]

Thomas played professionally in the NBA, with the Indiana Pacers, L.A. Clippers, and Minnesota Timberwolves, from 1983–1990.

United States national team[edit]

Thomas played with the US national team at the 1982 FIBA World Championship, winning the silver medal.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Thomas has worked as an assistant coach or scout for several NBA teams. In 2013, he joined the Atlanta Hawks' coaching staff.[2]


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