New York Knicks head coaching candidate is learning from his old coaching woes. Tom Thibodeau’s stint in Minnesota had it’s ups and downs. So he may be changing his ways for his next job.
Thibs did take the Timberwolves to their first playoff appearance since 2004. However, the big take away was working his younger players to hard. The Knicks could use that, certain players more than others.
Thibs was on “The Woj Pod” talking about talking what he needs to do at his next stop. “The way everyone’s managing with load management and where your team is, sports scientists, so it’s different. And if your team is young and you’re in a rebuild, you’re probably practicing more than an older veteran team,” Thibs said. The Knicks are certainly rebuilding so that’s a start.
For Thibs to be the next head coach of the Knicks, developing the youth is a must. He had a tough time with that in Minnesota but was still able to make the playoffs. However, developing the youth the proper way would’ve gave him more years there. And not running the younger guys into the ground.
The Knicks could use this new Thibs. It could be different this time around if he wants to be a coach longer than 2 and a half seasons.
The guy the Knicks really need to Target is Kenny Atkinson. He developed the youth in Brooklyn very well. He took average players and made them into playoff contenders. That was before Durant and Irving arrived too.
Whoever the New York Knicks hire, drafting the right players and developing them needs to be the main focus.