Isiah Thomas Loses Debut in FIU Exhibition Game

Miami, FL (AP) - Isiah Thomas lost his coaching debut at Florida
International on Wednesday night when Northwood, an NAIA school
coached By Rollie Massimino, beat the Panthers 71-61 in an
exhibition game.
Thomas, the Basketball Hall of Famer and most recently coach of
the New York Knicks, faced Massimino, who coached Villanova to the
1985 NCAA title and is entering his fourth season at the West Palm
Beach, Fla. school.
Lester Hunte scored 18 points for Northwood, while Patrick
Horstmann had 13. Jay Duncan scored seven of his 10 points in the
final minutes as Northwood pulled away.
Marvin Roberts and Phil Gary Jr. both scored 15 points for FIU,
which opens the regular season Monday at No. 6 North Carolina, the
defending NCAA champions.

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