Tom Thibodeau verified the Knicks entrance business office will have enter pertaining to his coaching staff members - a approach resources say is new to him considering the fact that he has earlier picked his have fellas. "We are excited to bring him back to NY and look forward to collaborating with him and his staff toward a successful future". They have become a reliable punchline in the NBA and with one of the worst rosters in the NBA, Thibodeau will have a hard task ahead of him.
The Knicks introduced Thibodeau as its next head coach on Thursday as he spoke with the media on a conference call.
"This a dream come true for me", Thibodeau said.
The New York Knicks website and several sources are reporting that Tom Thibodeau is the new head coach of the New York Knicks. I think we are going to have a great staff and I look forward to starting with him.
While Thibodeau is a big name that may excite fans, there have been questions about his fit with the Knicks.
The hire marks the first major move for the organization's revamped front office, now run by president Leon Rose, whose former agency, CAA, represented Thibodeau.
Another key Thibodeau lieutenant is Dice Yoshimoto, who was with him in Chicago and Minnesota and is considered his man of utility.
Other candidates known to have talked with Rose and the Knicks were Jason Kidd, Kenny Atkinson, Mike Woodson, Mike Brown, Ime Udoka, Will Hardy, Pat Delaney, Jamahl Mosley, Chris Fleming and Knicks interim coach Mike Miller. The 62-year-old has a record of 352-246 in the regular season and 24-32 in the playoffs as a head coach.
The Knicks went 21-45 in the National Basketball Association season that was shut down by Covid-19 in March and did not qualify for the restart bubble in Orlando.
Among veterans linked to the Knicks are Lakers All-Star Anthony Davis (player option for 2020-21), Pistons All-Star Blake Griffin (trade) and Thunder All-Star point guard Chris Paul. The move puts a proven victor at the helm of a rebuilding team that hasn't topped.500 in seven seasons.