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Tom Thibodeau pinpoints ‘growing pains’ Knicks have to conquer

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks rookie president Leon Rose said he had “no timeline” to break the seven-year playoff drought but feels he’s hired a coach smart in player development that will hasten their journey. Thibodeau touted their two young bedrock pieces in RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson and admitted two other young prospects, Kevin Knox and Frank Ntilikina,...
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Knicks make Tom Thibodeau hire official

NY Post (Marc Berman) — For the first time in nearly eight months, the Knicks officially have a permanent head coach. On the morning of the first day of the NBA’s 22-team restart, the Knicks restarted their own franchise by announcing the hiring of defensive wizard Tom Thibodeau, their former assistant coach from the 1990’s glory days. Knicks president Leon...
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Five reasons why Knicks fans should care about NBA’s restart

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks aren’t in Orlando, but there are still reasons for Knicks fans to care about the NBA’s 22-team restart. Here are five: 1. Like a spurned lover, Knicks fans chirp on Twitter how they don’t give a hoot how Kristaps Porzingis is making out. Of course they really do care. KP6 is making his...
  • 124 days ago
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NBA experts break down strengths of Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau

NY Post (Marc Berman) — New Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau is portrayed by opposing coaches as a defensive chess master and sensational game planner. He has creative moves to stop your best player and best play. He demands his players talk it up on defense. And to boot, he’s always adding defensive wrinkles for the next meeting. Thibodeau’s philosophy...
  • 124 days ago
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Moe Harkless: Knicks got a ‘good coach’ in Tom Thibodeau

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Moe Harkless’ dream ended too soon, cut short by the pandemic on March 11. The Queens native had 12 games and five weeks with the Knicks after being dealt at the trade deadline from the Clippers in the Marcus Morris trade. Harkless, 27, will be a free agent in mid-October under the revamped coronavirus schedule...
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NBA veteran David West slams Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau hire

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Tom Thibodeau “slander” continues — and it’s not just media. Former Pacers All-Star forward David West slammed the Knicks’ hire, saying they should have gone with a younger coach who relates better to players. West told The Athletic he witnessed how badly Thibodeau mismanaged the players on the Timberwolves during the 2017 preseason. Thibodeau...
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Jeff Van Gundy slams ‘slander’ surrounding Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau

NY Post (Marc Berman) — ESPN’s NBA restart conference call was hijacked by questions about the Knicks coaching search and their new hire Tom Thibodeau. And Jeff Van Gundy took full advantage to fiercely defend his buddy and former assistant in New York and Houston about allegations he overplayed his top players and was too demanding, calling it “great slander.’’...
  • 126 days ago
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Mark Jackson wants to coach again after not getting Knicks look

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Former Warriors coach Mark Jackson, who did not become a candidate in the Knicks’ coaching search, said Monday he wants to coach again. Jeff Van Gundy added the GM that hires Jackson will look “really smart.” Social media was filled with queries on why the former St. John’s/Knicks star was not interviewed by president Leon...
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Knicks mailbag: Tanking is not an option under Tom Thibodeau

NY Post (Marc Berman) — You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: the Knicks. In 2002-03 the Knicks won 37 games with a group of ragtag veterans and wound up picking...
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Tom Thibodeau’s relentlessness — and a called-off wedding — drove him to Knicks ‘dream job’

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — He was a brick wall, sizing up the next blind-side screen. He was a propeller, unabashedly throwing elbows. He was a guillotine, killing any potential 3-point play. Tom Thibodeau was a 1990s Knick, starring at Division III Salem State. “I’m a total prick when I play and Thibs was the same way, so we hit...
  • 127 days ago
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Crazy day in New York sports was so badly needed

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — We get days like this sometimes. Sometimes, it’s simply about mathematics. We have nine major pro sports teams in our area, and so there’s always the possibility of worlds colliding, MLB and NFL, NHL and NBA. Stuff happens. News happens. Crazy things happen. Edwin Diaz comes trotting in from a bullpen. Lots of stuff. This...
  • 127 days ago
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Knicks hope Tom Thibodeau can be their Tom Coughlin

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Tom Coughlin was hired as Giants coach in 2004, branded as a stern taskmaster some players had difficulty playing for. It got Coughlin fired by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Coughlin resurfaced with the Giants with team brass asking the former Boston College coach to ease up a bit. And his softened approach led the Giants to...
  • 127 days ago
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Tom Thibodeau a ‘perfect fit’ for the Knicks: Joakim Noah

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — Joakim Noah believes Tom Thibodeau is a “perfect fit” for the Knicks. The former Knick and New York City native raved on Instagram about the team hiring his former coach with the Bulls, congratulating him and applauding the move. “Defense and practice habits,” the Clippers’ 35-year-old forward wrote. “The Knicks are in good hands. All...
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Gregg Popovich: Tom Thibodeau ‘great choice’ for Knicks

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Tom Thibodeau, a part of Team USA’s coaching staff since 2014, elected to stay on when Gregg Popovich took controls in 2017 from Mike Krzyzewski. If Popovich didn’t know then, he got to know Thibodeau’s way coincided nicely with the Spurs way. “Tommy’s a seasoned veteran who it goes without saying understands what wins what...
  • 128 days ago
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Knicks hiring Tom Thibodeau is a slam dunk in every way

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — The Knicks hire the right coach here, and that’s where you have to start. Forget the double-elimination interview tournament the team’s brass seemed to be conducting while most of the NBA was busy trying to get back to work, the 11 candidates who wandered into and out of their purview. All of that is prelude....
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