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Tom Thibodeau to coach Knicks
« on: July 25, 2020, 02:38:07 PM »

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The New York Knicks and Tom Thibodeau are finalizing a five-year deal to make him the franchise's next head coach, sources tell ESPN.

Knicks president Leon Rose and agent Spencer Breecker of CAA Sports were working Saturday to complete contractual terms, and a signed agreement is expected in the near future, sources said.


Iím glad that Thibs is going to be grabbing Dolanís money, but I wouldnít want his as a head coach at this point.  Iíd take him in a minute as a defensive coach, though.
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Re: Tom Thibodeau to coach Knicks
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2020, 02:38:50 PM »

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Those poor players are gonna be run into the ground, LOL...RJ Barrett's projected career just got shortened by a few years. At least the Knicks got a legit basketball coach this time

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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2020, 02:45:07 PM »

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LOL. This is hilarious. A bad coach leading a bad team. The perfect marriage!

I wonder if Thibs will ever accept the fact that he's not a good head coach. I bet the Knicks will realize it first.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2020, 02:48:11 PM »

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Perfect choice to help the division by running their own team's players to the ground.

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Wonít end well.

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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2020, 02:55:41 PM »

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When will people learn that Thibodeau is not a great coach? And the last thing the Knicks want is someone who isn't even a developmental coach.
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When will people learn that Thibodeau is not a great coach? And the last thing the Knicks want is someone who isn't even a developmental coach.

The Knicks have been the definition of 'god awful' for years on defense. He may not be a great coach, overall, but he should help instill some good defensive habits into that young team.

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When will people learn that Thibodeau is not a great coach? And the last thing the Knicks want is someone who isn't even a developmental coach.

The Knicks have been the definition of 'god awful' for years on defense. He may not be a great coach, overall, but he should help instill some good defensive habits into that young team.

And at what cost? Running young players into the ground? Unable to create basic offensive sets?

I think you're forgetting while Thibs pioneered the defensive schemes that we see used in modern NBA, but he's also led some teams with some god awful offensive principles -- and clearly was unable to adapt to the pace and space.

Now, don't get me wrong. Thibs is still one of the best defensive coaches, and he can certainly elevate teams from average to elite status, but how will he do with young players? Starting from the rock bottom?

Clearly Rose saw something in him, some Reddit user predicted almost a year ago that Thibs will probably end up as the Knicks coach. So maybe I'm wrong.

Anyways, best of luck to him.

This will be the 14th coach during the Dolan era, and it's not going to look that good in my opinion.

« Last Edit: July 25, 2020, 04:11:49 PM by Monkhouse »
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2020, 06:27:46 PM »

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At least he'll bring discipline.

Maybe that's what they need?

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Wonít end well.

Might start well tho...

I can see a scenario in which fires get lit under players butts, defensive mentalities get put in place and competitive basketball gets played... for a little while

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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2020, 07:33:12 PM »

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Man, I hope he doesn't stay there long. Nothing against Thibs personally, but unless he's learnt from past mistakes, he's going to run those young guys into the ground.

Seeing Luol Deng, Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose and even to an extent Jimmy Butler get ground down by Thibs' insistence they play near 40 minutes has always made me a bit sad about the waste.

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When will people learn that Thibodeau is not a great coach? And the last thing the Knicks want is someone who isn't even a developmental coach.
this is the knicks we are talking about. it makes no difference who their head coach is. they will suck mightly and lose a lot of games. thibs may at least make them a more entertaining team...somehow.
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Man, I hope he doesn't stay there long. Nothing against Thibs personally, but unless he's learnt from past mistakes, he's going to run those young guys into the ground.

Seeing Luol Deng, Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose and even to an extent Jimmy Butler get ground down by Thibs' insistence they play near 40 minutes has always made me a bit sad about the waste.

Such a crazy notion to expect a player to play most of a game. Itís not like they are elite athletes or anything. I guess expecting them to play more than 75% of a game is a stretch.

I could understand easing up on the second of a B2B or watching minutes for someone 35 years old, but I hate the idea that a young player playing more than 33mpg is abuse. Just 10-15 years ago playing upwards of 40 a night was normal for stars.
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Man, I hope he doesn't stay there long. Nothing against Thibs personally, but unless he's learnt from past mistakes, he's going to run those young guys into the ground.

Seeing Luol Deng, Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose and even to an extent Jimmy Butler get ground down by Thibs' insistence they play near 40 minutes has always made me a bit sad about the waste.

Such a crazy notion to expect a player to play most of a game. Itís not like they are elite athletes or anything. I guess expecting them to play more than 75% of a game is a stretch.

I could understand easing up on the second of a B2B or watching minutes for someone 35 years old, but I hate the idea that a young player playing more than 33mpg is abuse. Just 10-15 years ago playing upwards of 40 a night was normal for stars.
Itís not simply about the minutes. Thibsí coaching style just flies in the face of the developments sports science has made over the last few years. Dating back to 2011, 5 of his regular starters (Deng, Rose, Butler, Lavine, Noah) suffered repeat injuries, and all of them were being pushed to the limit.

Nobody is stating that itís ďabuseĒ, itís just stupid. Stars might have been playing that much, but their careers were routinely being cut short. Guys with bodies McGrady, Stoudemire, Wade, Hardaway and Baron Davis (believe me, I could go on) didnít have bodies suited to playing that much, but the notion was that stars have to play that much, as you say. And it butchered their careers, or at least seasons within their careers.

Guys like Rose & Griffin are still able to be in the league because the ideas regarding stars have changed. Personally, I think thatís a good thing

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Man, I hope he doesn't stay there long. Nothing against Thibs personally, but unless he's learnt from past mistakes, he's going to run those young guys into the ground.

Seeing Luol Deng, Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose and even to an extent Jimmy Butler get ground down by Thibs' insistence they play near 40 minutes has always made me a bit sad about the waste.

Such a crazy notion to expect a player to play most of a game. Itís not like they are elite athletes or anything. I guess expecting them to play more than 75% of a game is a stretch.

I could understand easing up on the second of a B2B or watching minutes for someone 35 years old, but I hate the idea that a young player playing more than 33mpg is abuse. Just 10-15 years ago playing upwards of 40 a night was normal for stars.

There's a reason 10-15 years ago player's primes were shorter.