Sport NBA: five-year contract! Thibodeau to become Knicks head coach

21:06  25 july  2020
21:06  25 july  2020 Source:   spox.com

Report: Knicks finalizing deal to make Thibodeau next HC

  Report: Knicks finalizing deal to make Thibodeau next HC The New York Knicks' coaching search has come to an end at last. New York is finalizing a five-year deal with Tom Thibodeau to make him its next head coach, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, who adds Thibodeau is expected to sign his contract in the near future. Thibodeau has long topped the team's list of head coaching candidates, which reportedly included Knicks interim head coach Mike Miller, Los Angeles Lakers assistant Jason Kidd, and current TV analyst Mark Jackson, among others.The 62-year-old last coached in the NBA during the 2018-19 campaign with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Thibodeau and the Knicks coaching staff also helped Jeff Van Gundy coach the Eastern Conference All-Stars in the 2000 NBA Thibodeau 's coaching career began in 1981 as an assistant coach at his almamater, Salem State College. After three years as an assistant, he became head coach in 1984.

Tom Thibodeau to become the New York Knicks' new head coach. This is reported by ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski with reference to sources within the league.

Tom Thibodeau wird neuer Head Coach der New York Knicks. © Provided by SPOX Tom Thibodeau is the new Head Coach of the New York Knicks.

Accordingly, the 62-year-old signs a five-year contract with the New York franchise.

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According to Woj, Knicks President Leon Rose and Thibodeau's adviser Spencer Breecker from CAA Sports worked out the contract details on Saturday, which is why an official signature is likely in the near future.

For months, the Knickerbockers have been looking for a new head coach who, together with Rose, is to lead the once successful team from the Big Apple back into sporting relevance. Thibodeau has long been the favorite for the post.

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The New York Knicks ' never-ending head coaching search has taken a turn. Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd has emerged as the Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan has apparently been "unwilling" to meet Thibodeau 's contract demands. Interim head coach Mike

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Thibodeau was already Assistant Coach of the New York Knicks

Most recently Thibodeau worked as Head Coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, which he led back into the playoffs for the first time in 14 years. With the trade claim of the then Wolves star Jimmy Butler, the end of Thibs in Minnesota also began.

Before that he worked as head coach of the Chicago Bulls, led them five times into the playoffs and even won the Coach of the Year award in 2010. He was also active for the Knicks, from 1996 to 2004 he was Assistant Coach under Jeff Van Gundy.

The New York Knicks ended the season with a record of 21-45, missing the playoffs for the sixth time in a row.

New York Knicks close to hiring Tom Thibodeau as new head coach, per reports .
The New York Knicks and Tom Thibodeau are close to finalizing a deal that will make him the team's new head coach, according to reports.The New York Knicks are hiring Thibodeau to be their new head coach, according to multiple reports. ESPN was the first to report Thibodeau, 62, and the Knicks were close to finalizing a five-year agreement.

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