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 56)
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
1988–1990 Rapid City Thrillers
1990 Minnesota Timberwolves
1990–1993 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 "Jim" Thomas (born October 19, 1960) is a retired American basketball player. A 6'3", 190 lb (86 kg) guard, he played college basketball at Indiana University from 1979–1983, and played professionally in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers, L.A. Clippers, and Minnesota Timberwolves from 1983–1990. While playing for 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. Thomas played competitively at Nova High School in Davie, Florida.

He played for the US national team in the 1982 FIBA World Championship, winning the silver medal.[1]

He 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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