Former New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas was rushed to the hospital early Friday morning after an overdose on prescription sleeping pills.
Police were called to Thomas’ home in Purchase, New York, after he took roughly 10 Lunesta sleeping pills.
“He was unconscious, but breathing on his own,” according to Harrison Police Chief David Hall.
He was transported to White Plains hospital around midnight, where his stomach was pumped.
According to Thomas’ son Joshua, police were called to the home because his sister Lauren, 18, who suffers from hypoglycemia, wasn’t feeling well. He says reports of sleeping pills are false, adding, “He doesn’t take sleeping pills. He doesn’t really take anything that’s not organic.”
“He looked faint from stressing over her. They sat him down, let him drink some water. He’s fine,” the son said.