• Thomas could be a succesful head coach
  • Thomas may follow Jalen Rose, Dwyane Wade as an analyst
  • Thomas not giving up NBA career just yet

Isaiah Thomas faces a lot of uncertainty as far as his NBA future is concerned and it appears the 31-year-old guard is fully aware of what awaits him. If no team picks him up, there is a big possibility that the two-time All-Star could decide to call it quits. But even if that were to happen, Thomas knows what his options are.

Thomas recently responded to a question on Twitter on what he plans to do once his NBA career is over. His response was not that surprising considering these are the next career moves that most athletes end up with. He mentioned being open to being a commentator, a coach or even a team executive.

Seeing Thomas become a commentator would not be surprising. There are a lot of former NBA players who have done well helping in bringing analysis to the game. Among them include Dwyane Wade, Jalen Rose and Mark Jackson. Given he has extensive NBA playing experience as a point guard, his analysis should be something to look forward to.

Most successful coaches are former guards. Among them include Steve Kerr, Tyronn Lue, Avery Johnson, and Mark Jackson. If I.T. ends up being one, there is a chance he could be one of the successful coaches in the NBA moving forward. However, he may need to work his way up the coaching ladder. It all starts by becoming an assistant coach at first.

The last one, being an executive could be an uphill climb. Normally, players who reach that level are the ones who have had long tenures with an NBA team. For Thomas, he has had memorable stints with the Sacramento Kings and the Boston Celtics. Both teams could offer him a front-office position if he does end up being idle at some point.

For now, Thomas' NBA career is not officially over. As mentioned in a previous post, the 31-year-old believes he is far from done playing pro basketball. But right now, it seems he is limiting his options purely to the NBA. Thomas is not too keen on playing overseas and would rather wait. The NBA offseason should more or less dictate what lies ahead for the veteran NBA spitfire.

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Isaiah Thomas #0 of the Denver Nuggets drives against Tyrone Wallace #9 of the Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter at the Pepsi Center on February 24, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Getty Images/Matthew Stockman