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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.’’...
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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...
  • 94 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...
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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...
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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...
  • 95 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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Knicks hiring Tom Thibodeau met Twitter hot takes, infamous clip

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — The reaction was predictably split. When news broke of the Knicks hiring Tom Thibodeau to a five-year contract, Twitter exploded with hot takes from fans, reporters and media personalities. The memes and GIFs were flying. Some loved it, some hated it, others merely made fun of it. A few accounts poked fun at the idea...
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Knicks’ ‘elite’ Tom Thibodeau hiring has Jeff Van Gundy pumped

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Jeff Van Gundy can take some pride as he was the one who originally hired Tom Thibodeau to his Knicks staff in 1996, and is considered a mentor to the next Knicks head coach. “I’m extremely happy for Tom and equally happy for the Knicks as they hired an elite coach who will give everything...
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Breaking down Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau’s career with Bulls, Timberwolves

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — The favorite all along, the Knicks are hiring former Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau to be their next head coach. Below are the pluses and minuses of his head-coaching career, which includes a 352-246 record. Pluses — In 2011, Thibodeau was named NBA Coach of the Year, leading the Bulls to a...
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Knicks hiring Tom Thibodeau as next head coach

NY Post (Post Sports Desk) — The Knicks apparently got their man. Tom Thibodeau is finalizing a five-year deal with the Knicks to become their next head coach, The Post’s Marc Berman confirmed on Saturday. ESPN first reported the development. Thibodeau has long been considered the favorite to become Knicks coach. He will take over for interim coach Mike Miller, who...
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Knicks, new coach could get ‘Delete 8’ minicamp after all

NY Post (Marc Berman) — A one-week minicamp for teams in the so-called “Delete 8,” which includes the Knicks, is likely to happen in mid-August, according to an NBA source. Perhaps by then the Knicks will have a head coach to run it. There also could be an additional two-week group event with the eight clubs not invited to the...
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Jason Kidd looms over Knicks’ contract talks with Tom Thibodeau

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks’ first choice for their next head coach is landing Tom Thibodeau, and the two sides have already discussed contract parameters, according to a source. However, no agreement has been reached, and if it doesn’t pan out, it could open the door for Jason Kidd. Thibodeau was considered the favorite for the job, but...
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