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Tom Thibodeau’s Knicks staffing search coming into focus

NY Post (Marc Berman) — As Tom Thibodeau and the Knicks front office go over names for the new coaching staff in the coming days, one blast from Thibodeau’s past – and New York’s past – will come up. According to an NBA source, Ed Pinckney, the former Villanova star who won an NCAA title and is a product of...
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How Tom Thibodeau expects Knicks’ input on coaching staff will work

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Tom Thibodeau confirmed the Knicks front office will have input regarding his coaching staff — a process sources say is new to him since he has previously picked his own guys. Knicks GM Scott Perry claimed Thibodeau “will have the autonomy on who he hires.” However, The Post has reported new executive vice president William...
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Jamal Crawford talks Nets future, Tom Thibodeau, Kobe Bryant’s death

NY Post (Steve Serby) — As the NBA restarts its season, Jamal Crawford, the oldest player in the league and one of the newest Nets, plays a little one-on-one with Steve Serby, talking about his new team, his old team across town and how he’s stayed in the league so long. Q: How do you view the Nets with Kevin...
  • 49 days ago
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Tom Thibodeau’s seriousness is just what Knicks need now

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — Maybe it would’ve made a difference if there had been a star-spangled press conference at Madison Square Garden or up at the Knicks’ headquarters in Westchester. Maybe in those usual confines, bedecked in a nice suit, freed to use his dais as a bully pulpit, Tom Thibodeau would’ve carried the day with oration and charm....
  • 49 days ago
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Tom Thibodeau’s Knicks rebuild starts now: ‘A dream come true’

NY Post (Marc Berman) — New Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau grew up in New Britain, Conn., and still owns his old house — 85 miles from the Knicks’ practice site in Tarrytown. During his introductory Zoom press conference Thursday, Thibodeau referred to his new position as his “dream job.’’ He said it four times. “This is a dream come true...
  • 49 days ago
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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...
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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...
  • 50 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...
  • 51 days ago
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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.’’...
  • 52 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...
  • 52 days ago
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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...
  • 52 days ago
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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...
  • 53 days ago
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