New Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau indicated the organization will be adding more assistant coaches in the coming months, per Mike Vornukov of The Athletic.
Since New York agreed to terms with Thibodeau to a five-year deal in July, the Knicks have added several assistants to 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 effect assistant coaches have on an organization. The former Bulls and Timberwolves head coach served as an assistant coach with the Knicks from 1996 to 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) from his 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 up with Thibodeau’s notoriously fast-paced and demanding offense.