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partner with former coach Flip Saunders, but Saunders died a year ago after a battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Tom Thibodeau , who was an assistant coach for the Celtics when Garnett led the team to the 2007 NBA title, is about to begin his
you have to put Knicks coach Mike Woodson ahead of Rivers after leading the Knicks to a 31-16 record? What about Tom Thibodeau , who has the Bulls at 29-19 without Derrick Rose ? What about Frank Vogel, who has the Pacers at 31-19 without
for those players when the coach has had a defensive coordinator on his staff throughout his tenure, most notably Tom Thibodeau during the championship season. A large share of the credit for the Celtics' strong defensive prowess over the last six
have had with Rondo-to-Garnett in those spots over the years) and the adjustments. And he's done this without Tom Thibodeau , so we can drop that angle. Doc's made mistakes during this postseason, but overall this at least matches his
The seven-point margin was the closest they've come to beating the Bulls in Chicago since former defensive guru Tom Thibodeau left to take over the head-coaching job. But beyond the result, Rivers was annoyed and he let his team have it
to 64 points. “They are a great group,” Rivers said admiringly. “They fit so well. I think they fit [ Tom Thibodeau ]. They fit his personality.” Despite returning their four All-Stars, the Celtics don’t fit anything yet. Still, Rivers said he felt better about his team after watching the film from the Mavericks’ loss on Wednesday. “We’re getting
teams. Butler, who turns 27 in September, would make sense for the Timberwolves, who recently got a new coach in Tom Thibodeau . Butler began his career under Thibodeau, who helped him become a big name in the league. Although it seems the Timberwolves now have interest
as a replacement, along with Vinny Del Negro and Mark Jackson. ESPN reports that the Kings also have interest in Tom Thibodeau and Scotty Brooks, but those two are expected to be pursued aggressively by other teams as well. The Kings, who will move into a new arena next season
to evolve and to grow.” – Bulls general manager Gar Forman, announcing the team’s decision to fire coach Tom Thibodeau despite his .647 winning percentage in five seasons STAT OF THE DAY: 3 – Hits allowed by Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo
season after tearing the meniscus in his right knee. “He has been through a lot and has to keep going,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “There’s not much you can do, other than put everything you have into each and every day. His focus has to be on the rehab
to get some rest. — The Bulls are struggling, but star guard Derrick Rose said it’s not the fault of coach Tom Thibodeau . Fingers have been pointed at the former Celtics assistant as the team had lost six of its last eight games before Thursday’s 104-81 victory