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.