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“Dancing and Dodging Ability Is Like a NBA All Star”: Suns Still Have Their Doors Closed for NBA Legend Isiah Thomas Leaving Fans in a Turmoil

Published 02/09/2023, 6:35 AM EST

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The Phoenix Suns are receiving a lot of attention in the media, not because of the game but rather because of the situation they are creating for Isiah Thomas. The news broke on Tuesday night, with the sources reporting that Suns owner Mat Ishbia was planning on hiring the retired Hall of Famer for a prominent role in the front office. According to the report, he “intends to bring on Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas to have a prominent role in the front office.”

However, this decision has not been made with total confidence. As soon as this news circulated, it was reported that Thomas wasn’t getting a team’s front office position. In response to this, Ishbia appeared personally before the media on Wednesday to clarify all the confusion. 


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It was mentioned during his talk that Thomas would have “no role” available “at this time”. Further, he mentioned some hints indicating it might be possible. According to him, “There’s a role for anyone in the future.” 

Additionally, he stated, “I’ll let you know when we look to hire someone. I promise you it will not come out via any tweet… there’s no people that we’re hiring at this time.” The fans have been constantly commenting on social media since this happened.

Basketball legend Isiah Thomas will not be joining the team speculate fans

NBA legend Isiah Thomas’ doors are still closed, leaving fans in a state of turmoil. It was evident that many fans were unhappy with the new owner’s decision-making. He was criticized by others for some of his recent moves regarding Thomas. The following are some tweets that have been shared regarding this discussion.


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As Ishbia recently acquired this team from Robert Sarver. Due to the controversy surrounding the NBA investigation into workplace misconduct, the previous owner was forced to sell the company. Basketball and Thomas have always been the two things Ishbia has been passionate about.


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In an interview with Fox Sport, he remarked that he liked how Thomas played and how he managed the team during his time. Due to this, he was also inspired to become a significant contributor to NBA.


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Do you have a reaction to the news that Thomas will not be joining the team as of right now? We would love to hear from you in the comments section.



Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

Edited By: Jayant Chhabra