Tom Thibodeau finalizes a 5-year contract and becomes the head coach of the Knicks
The New York Knicks are finalizing a five-year contract, which will make Tom Thibodeau the team’s new head coach. ESPN’S Adrian Wojnarowski.
The source said that the transaction is about to be completed and the ink will be put on paper soon.
ESPN’s story about the Knicks and Tom Thibodeau, with the terms of the head coach’s five-year contract: https://t.co/LKFnzZUOQA
-Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 25, 2020
Thibodu’s last coaching job was for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but after trying to find continued success, he was fired by his boss.
Over the years, Thibodeau has been known for his aggressive coaching style.
Although Thibodeau brought the Timberwolves to their first playoff series in 14 years, his time in Minnesota remained difficult until he was finally released in 2019 with a 97-107 record.
But Thibodeau performed very well in Chicago. He won the Coach of the Year Award in 2011, led the team to the Eastern Conference Finals and topped the list with a score of 501-245.
New York undoubtedly hopes that Sibodeau can instill a successful culture in the Knicks locker room.
The Knicks have a 21-45 record this season, failing to make the playoffs for the seventh consecutive year.
Since 2000, the team has only set a record of three wins.
Thibodeau is not the only new member of the Knicks-longtime agent Leon Rose was recently hired as the team’s new president.
If the Knicks have a chance to return to the playoffs in the next few years, they will need Thibodu and Rose to change the lost culture that has plagued the organization over the past two decades.
This post is written by Chris Heckmann