Knicks Officially Name Tom Thibodeau Head Coach

The New York Knicks have made it official: They have a new head coach.

Tom Thibodeau has been named the 31st head coach in franchise history.

Thibodeau holds a career coach record of 352 and 246 in eight seasons with Chicago and Minnesota. His .589 payout percentage is the 11th best in NBA history among coaches who have coached at least 500 games.

The Connecticut native previously worked as an assistant coach with the Knicks.

“This is a very exciting day for our franchise. We have hired not only a great basketball coach, but an elite head coach in Tom Thibodeau, “said Knicks president Leon Rose.