New York, NY (Sports Network) - Former New York Knicks coach and president Isiah Thomas was reportedly not breathing when police arrived at his home last week.
According to an incident report obtained by the New York Daily News through the Freedom of Information Act, Thomas was sprawled on the kitchen floor of his Purchase home. Police were reportedly sent to the home early Friday in response to a call that someone had overdosed on sleeping pills.
The Daily News reports Harrison police administered oxygen to Thomas until an ambulance crew arrived. At that time, Thomas was taken to a hospital for further evaluation.
Police Chief David Hall said last week the victim was 46-years-old and had consumed 10 Lunesta sleeping pills. Thomas is 47.
In several reports last week, Thomas claimed it was his 17-year-old daughter, Lauren, who was rushed to the hospital late that night. Hall has reportedly said that wasn't correct.
"I understand that this person claims it was his daughter; he is lying," Hall told the New York Times. "It was definitely not his daughter, it was a male. We know the difference between a 47-year-old black male and a young black female."
Thomas was fired by the Knicks on April 18 by new president Donnie Walsh, ending his disastrous two-year tenure as head coach. The Knicks went 23-59 last season, giving Thomas a record of 56-108 in his two years after replacing Larry Brown.
Walsh, who took over as president on April 2, kept Thomas in the organization as a consultant.