Illini all-time leading scorer Deon Thomas joins UIC Coaching Staff


Deon Thomas has landed a coaching gig at the University of Illinois. Just not in Urbana-Champaign. At the Chicago campus instead. When Assistant Coach Isaac Chew departed Illinois for Marquette, just weeks after he left Mizzou to join the Illini an assistant gig opened up under John Groce at Illinois.

Paris Parham filled the position instead ofFlorida State assistant Dennis Gates, Simeon Coach Robert Smith and Deon Thomas. All were considered candidates.

It was just announced minutes ago Illini fans, that Deon Thomas will be on Howard Moore’s staff at UIC.

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#1 junior Jabari Parker interested in Illini; finally good news for Illinois


The typical Illini fan believes life is like 2pac Shakur’s second album title, “me against the world.” The horrible debacle/national joke that’s been the search for a men’s basketball coach has only verified that belief.

It is the worst of times. It is the worst of times for Illinois fans right now. Hopefully, things will get better when they finally iron out a deal and announce John Groce as their next coach; and they’ll finally have a coach at least!

But there is some ray of light. Simeon high school coach Robert Smith went on 670 The Score today and mentioned some uplifting for Illini nation tidbits.

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