Former New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas was taken to White Plains Hospital Center today after overdosing on sleeping pills, WABC-TV reported, citing police and unidentified people.
Police were called to Thomas's house in Harrison, New York, just after midnight for a report of a possible overdose of a 46-year-old male, WABC-TV reported, citing police sources. The former NBA basketball player and coach is 47, the network said.
The incident is being treated as an overdose and not a suicide attempt, WABC-TV said, citing police. Officials with the Knicks would tell the network only that Thomas is fine.
UPDATE: The New York Post caught up with Thomas:
Former Knicks coach Isiah Thomas was taken to the hospital early this morning because he overdosed on sleeping pills at his Westchester home, authorities said.
When reached on his cell phone today, Thomas, 47, inexplicably denied those claims, and insisted his 17-year-old daughter Lauren was the one who was having an issue but it "wasn't an overdose."
"My daughter is very down right now. None of us are OK," he told The Post.