"I can't begin to express how excited I am for this opportunity and how much I respect Coach Moore," said Thomas in a statement. "I want to help put UIC basketball back on the map and win championships. I grew up near UIC and would walk past the university almost every day, so this is like a homecoming for me."
Thomas has spent the last five years as head coach and athletic director at Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois. Thomas played at Illinois from 1991-1994. This is his first Division-I job.
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