Sources: Clippers, Isiah not in contact

Updated: February 5, 2010, 8:49 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Two senior Los Angeles Clippers executives strongly denied Fox Sports report Friday which claimed they had reached out to former Knicks coach Isiah Thomas about becoming their new coach, general manager and president after Mike Dunleavy stepped down as coach Thursday and was replaced by Kim Hughes.

"I can't deny it more strongly," one of the executives said. "We haven't called him and we're not planning on calling him."

The other executive called the story "ridiculous" and "irresponsible."

This is the second time Thomas' name has been linked to the Clippers. His name came up last March as well, but Dunleavy denied it and said it was Thomas who had approached the Clippers.

Thomas is the coach at Florida International University

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