The absence of the Knicks in Orlando favors the arrival of Thibodeau in New York

The New York Knicks are one of eight teams that won’t take part in the NBA restart in Orlando, but it turns out that’s okay for them.

According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Knicks will gain a significant advantage in finding Tom Thibodeau as head coach because they are missing out on that restart. Other teams interested in Thibodeau, such as the Houston Rockets and Brooklyn Nets, will play until at least August, preventing them from starting their search.

Thibodeau would have an interest in working on the Rockets if and when Mike D’Antoni leaves, according to Berman, but the long wait probably excludes them as an option.

By all accounts, Thibodeau will be the next Knicks manager as long as he wants the job. Unless you want to wait until August or September, it may be your only option.