Nets, Rockets, Knicks Interested in Pursuing Tom Thibodeau in Offseason
The New York Knicks are no longer the only suitors for Tom Thibodeau.
Contrary to initial reports, the Brooklyn Nets and Houston Rockets have joined the fray and are expected to pursue the former Chicago Bulls head coach.
The Nets are in the market for a new head coach after parting ways with Kenny Atkinson shortly prior to the start of the NBA’s hiatus. The Nets are hoping to find an experienced coach with cache to compliment their superstar duo of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. Mark Jackson, Tyronn Lue, and Mike Van Gundy are names that have come up in coaching rumours. Meanwhile, the Rockets are widely expected to cut ties with Mike D’Antoni following this season barring a deep postseason run.
Thibodeau is a former Head Coach of the Year, known for his defensive minded and high effort coaching style. The 62-year old has enjoyed a successful tenure with the Bulls prior to moving to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Wolves fired Thibodeau in January of 2019.
It appears as though when time comes, Thibodeau will have a plethora of options on the open market.