NBA Summer League recap: Bulls 84, Timberwolves 82

The first round of the "Thibodeau Bowl" goes to his former team.Newly-hired Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau was on hand to watch the Wolves take on his old team in the NBA Summer League finals, and his new squad delivered a thrilling finale.Second-year guard Tyus Jones thought he'd delivered a dagger when his 3-pointer gave Minnesota a 77-74 lead over the Chicago...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett on fence if he'll return to play another NBA season

Kevin Garnett’s future remains up in the air, according to Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. Taylor said that Garnett told him he would like to play next season, but is unsure if his body can handle it. “I just asked him, ‘Kevin, what are you going to do?'” Taylor said, via Steve Aschburner of “His answer was, ‘I’d really like to play next year ‘cuz I’d...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn Goes to the Wolves – Redundant or Brilliant?

Did the Minnesota Timberwolves find the fourth member of their core, or did Thibodeau simply pick another version of the point guard he already has? Effort. Defense. Basketball I.Q. Coachable. Team Player. Two-way Player. Heart. These are the attributes Tom Thibodeau has most valued in the players he has coached in the past. The greatest defensive mind in the league, “Thibs”...
Via The Lottery Mafia
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ricky Rubio likely to be traded by Timberwolves

Ricky Rubio’s future in Minnesota is likely coming to an end. The Timberwolves have a new regime in charge and drafted point guard Kris Dunn fifth overall on Thursday. Though there is no guarantee that they will keep Dunn, it sounds like they will be cutting Rubio loose soon. Minnesota has been shopping Ricky Rubio throughout the week. His future in Minnesota is likely coming...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Wolves to pursue Joakim Noah in free agency

Thibodeau’s Avengers, assemble? According to a report by Mitch Lawrence of the Sporting News on Sunday, the Minnesota Timberwolves are set to pursue Joakim Noah in free agency. The Timberwolves, of course, recently hired Tom Thibodeau, Noah’s longtime coach on the Chicago Bulls, to serve as their head coach and president of basketball operations. Noah, for his part, is an unrestricted...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Thibodeau hired for coach, front office role with Minnesota

Arguably the best free agent coach in the NBA is off the market. Former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau agreed to a reported mega five-year, $50 million contract to become both the head coach and president of basketball operations of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The deal returns Thibs to the place where his NBA coaching career began, as he worked as an assistant there from...
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: T-Wolves to choose between Van Gundy, Thibodeau

It seems the Minnesota Timberwolves have narrowed down their coaching search to two candidates. Jeff Van Gundy, the former Houston Rockets and New York Knicks coach, and Tom Thibodeau, the former Chicago Bulls coach, have emerged as the top two candidates for the Timberwolves job, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein reported Monday. Van Gundy is scheduled to be interviewed...
Via The Sports Daily
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls execs told players they could tune out Thibodeau

The Chicago Bulls enjoyed decent success in five seasons under Tom Thibodeau, but the relationship between the former head coach and his players went south in a hurry. The team’s front office apparently did nothing to help that. According to a report from Joe Crowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, members of the Bulls front office — specifically vice president of basketball operations...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Tom Thibodeau needs to be in New York

In a surprising move, the Phil Jackson-led New York Knicks have fired their head coach, ex-player Derek Fisher, in his second year and in the midst of a sizable skid. While it is a shock to see Jackson cut bait on his assumed protégé so soon, it is clear that this is the proper direction for the Knicks, as they realize this rebuild will be shorter than they had previously anticipated...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Cavs would have considered Tom Thibodeau last summer

Tyronn Lue now coaches the Cleveland Cavaliers in the wake of the David Blatt firing, but had the timeline been slightly different, it might have been Tom Thibodeau coaching LeBron James. Most know the buildup to this story by now. Blatt got canned last week for a few reasons. Some would suggest James and his crew played a part due to his friendship with Lue. Others would point...
Via The Sports Daily
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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