Former head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves, Tom Thibodeau, has been linked with some NBA teams about potential coaching vacancies in the upcoming off-season, and New York Daily News’s Stefan Bondy reported on Wednesday that the 62-year-old is review his potential choices.
“Thibodeau, according to the sources, searched the league and wondering which open coaching job will be the best to take. This does not mean that Thibodeau will be offered every job, but he is eliminating opinions. The Knicks, nets and rockets are among the vacancies provided “.
Thibodeau looks ready for his third NBA manager shot, and the New York Knicks are interested, for Bondy. Other possible candidates include Kentucky head coach John Calipari and Knicks interim head coach Mike Miller.
After Chicago Bulls and Timberwolves, Thibodeau seems the favorite in New York, a sentiment that has been discussed by numerous sources. Of note, Frank Isola of ESPN, in early March, reported that new Knicks team president Leon Rose “has been close to [Thibodeau] for two decades and that” if a coaching change is made, Thibodeau would be among the favorites.
Marc Berman of the New York Post also reported of a “Thibodeau confidant” in February that the former Bulls and Wolves leader “really wants Knicks’s job.”
If the Knicks were indeed the choice, then Thibodeau would become the twelfth team leader or interim head coach since 2004.