HoopsHype Tommy Thomas rumors

June 12, 2012 Updates

Williams becomes the NBA’s hottest free agent on July 1, and Thomas said “I would love to see him’’ sign with the Mavericks. However, Thomas’ contract with Williams ends June 30, and Williams’ new agent, Jeff Schwartz, will be the person handling negotiations with whichever team Williams decides to play for in the immediate future. “We want him to make the best decision for him and his family, wherever that is and wherever God leads him,’’ Thomas said Tuesday. “I told him the other day, ‘Hey, I let God do all the heavy lifting in my life, so you’ve just got to pray about it and then see what path God has for you and then be committed to wherever He takes you.’ “That’s the advice I gave him a couple of Saturdays ago.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Thomas posted an impressive 90-8 record during the three years Williams played for him at The Colony. Thus, he knows a chance to win an NBA title will likely weigh heavily in Williams’ decision as much as the chance to become financially stable. “Deron’s always been about winning, so I’m sure that’s first and foremost in his mind [in regards to where he plays next],’’ Thomas said. “He’s already had a great career and made great money. “Again, the money is important, obviously, to take care of his family. But he’s also a competitive guy.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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