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April 15, 2009 2:40 PM

Isiah Thomas Know His True Value

$0.00

That's what Isiah Thomas will get at Florida International for his first season, as he says he will give his first year’s salary back to FIU.

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"Everyone look how generous I am"

While this appears to be a sign of Thomas' commitment to his new school and love of coaching, don't forget he is still going to be paid $12 million over the next two years by the Knicks. At it’s core, it's a way to make him seem -- what's a nice way to put this -– “not a complete waste of money.”

At the very least, FIU gets one year without having to pay a basketball coach, and compared to paying coaches for 20-loss seasons, I guess that's not a bad thing.

Image from Al Diaz / Miami Herald

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