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Tom Thibodeau gave Steve Kerr ‘really helpful’ Andrew Wiggins advice

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Tom Thibodeau visited Golden State’s new practice compound in February. The Warriors had just traded for Minnesota’s young enigma Andrew Wiggins. Considering Thibodeau was fired by the Timberwolves a year before, allegedly for not relating well to the Wolves’ young prospects such as Wiggins, he would seem to be the last person to offer Warriors...
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Tom Thibodeau talks Knicks expectations, critical Jeff Van Gundy lesson

NY Post (Steve Serby) — New Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau takes a timeout to discuss his hiring, expectations and what traits the team will have under his leadership in a Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: You’ll probably laugh at this: How do you feel about the fact that Knicks fans are viewing you as the savior? A: (Laugh)...
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Tom Thibodeau hints at shift in Knicks’ G-League stance

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Judging by Tom Thibodeau’s remarks Thursday, the Knicks’ policy on using their G-League Westchester Knicks could shift. During his Zoom introductory call, Thibodeau said if a young prospect isn’t getting sufficient playing time, there may be reason to explore sending him to the G-League. “I think game-time is important,’’ Thibodeau said. “So if a young...
  • 88 days ago
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Jimmy Butler knows what Tom Thibodeau can do for Knicks’ young core

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — Jimmy Butler sounds ready for another reunion with Tom Thibodeau. Having played under the new Knicks coach in Chicago and Minnesota, Butler — who has credited Thibodeau with his development from late first round pick to five-time All-Star — said he believes the young core of RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson could make similar progress...
  • 89 days ago
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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...
  • 89 days ago
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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...
  • 90 days ago
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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...
  • 90 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....
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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...
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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...
  • 90 days ago
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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...
  • 91 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...
  • 91 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...
  • 91 days ago
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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...
  • 92 days ago
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