Thibodeau: Knicks To Hire More Assistant Coaches

New Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau indicated on Friday that the organization will be adding more assistant coaches in the coming months, tweets Mike Vornukov of The Athletic.

Since New York agreed to terms with Thibodeau to a five-year deal in July, the Knicks have hired several assistants for his staff.  Among the additions have been former Knicks head coach Mike Woodson, Johnnie Bryant, Kenny Payne, and Andy Greer.

“We do have a few other guys that we will be adding along the way,” Thibodeau said.

Thibodeau joins the Knicks knowing full well the impact assistant coaches have on an organization. The former Bulls and Timberwolves head coach served as an assistant with the Knicks from 1996-2004 under Jeff Van Gundy.

The Knicks will enter the 2020/21 campaign — whenever it starts — hoping their ex-assistant can lead the organization back to prominence. Thibodeau has a career .589 winning percentage (352-246) compiled during head coaching stints in Chicago and Minnesota.

With a young core spearheaded by Mitchell Robinson and RJ Barrett, the Knicks will enter the offseason looking to build a roster that can keep pace with Thibodeau’s notoriously demanding offense.

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13 thoughts on “Thibodeau: Knicks To Hire More Assistant Coaches

  1. Sillivan

    I am the only one who says this
    Knicks need everything therefore they want to sign everyone

  2. padam

    @Mark, I think you meant his demanding ‘defense.’ He’s never been known for offense and has always emphasized a defensive nature to any team he’s coached, whether they were successful or not.

    • jimmyduz0523

      im sure you’re the only one that says that. do you know how many coaches each team has???

    • x%sure

      Max five… there’s only really room around the chair for four when they’re shuffling sideways. Someone trips and the whole thing collapses.

  3. KnickerbockerAl

    They’ve hired development coaches. Even players ex college coaches. To target the rebuilding. Means they are serious about the rebuilding and their assets. It’s a smart way to go. Rose is being thorough is all. Plus they are youngest team with three picks in this draft. They are going about it in the right way.

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