Tom Thibodeau named new Knicks coach

Mike Woodson standing in front of a crowd Mike Woodson will join Tom Thibodeau's staff with the Knicks

"We are excited to bring him back to NY". NY is mostly comprised of young, unproven players, while many claim that Thibodeau works best with veteran rosters who do not need to work on their development.

Tom Thibodeau was named head coach of the New York Knicks on Thursday.

Thibodeau said (as quoted by espn) "This is a dream come true for me".

The New York Knicks website and several sources are reporting that Tom Thibodeau is the new head coach of the New York Knicks.

Thibodeau, who backed up Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy from 1996 to 2004, has compiled a 352-246 record in eight seasons as an National Basketball Association coach, guiding the Chicago Bulls from 2010-2015 and the Minnesota Timberwolves from 2016 to January of 2019. "I consider we're likely to get a excellent staff members and I'm seeking forward to receiving started out with it". Andy and Thibodeau had been assistants on the Knicks and Andy went with him to Chicago and Minnesota.

Thibodeau's decades-long relationship with Rose made him an early favorite, despite the team's intention to interview at least 11 candidates.

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.

Thibodeau replaces David Fizdale, who was sacked in December. Mike Woodson and Mike Miller, the Knicks' interim previous mentor, are predicted to be on Thibodeau's team. The 62-year-old has a record of 352-246 in the regular season and 24-32 in the playoffs as a head coach. Out of contention for the playoffs, they are not taking part in the NBA's upcoming restart. Paul has salaries of $41.4 million (2020-21) and $44.2 million (2021-22) left on his current contract but is a candidate for the amnesty provision, according to multiple reports. The move puts a proven victor at the helm of a rebuilding team that hasn't topped.500 in seven seasons.

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