Saturday, the New York Daily News reported that Tom Thibodeau is pretty much signed, sealed, and delivered to be the next head coach of the New York Knicks.
There are rumblings around the Chicago Bulls’ offices these days that Tom Thibodeau already has a deal in place to coach the Knicks next season.
Well, Thibodeau is represented by CAA, the one and only firm that Jim Dolan wants to deal with when it comes to players and coaches. But it’s extremely difficult to believe that an agreement has been struck with the former Knicks assistant to come back to New York, since he’s under contract to coach the Bulls through 2016-17.
You can just imagine the fallout if a Thibodeau-Knick deal were to be proven true. There wouldn’t be just a major tampering case here, but Thibodeau would face sanctions from the NBA, possibly preventing his move to the Garden.
Thidbodeau laughed off those rumors after the Bulls dismantled the Charlotte Bobcats, and told CSN Chicago that the report was ridiculous.
The coach dismissed the entire story out of pocket following Saturday night’s 103-97 Bulls’ win over the Bobcats at the United Center.
“Come on, now. Come on,” Thibodeau scoffed. “That stuff’s ridiculous. It really is. First, I was being traded. I could care less about that stuff. I’ve said it before: I love this team, I love the guys that we have and I love the fighting spirit of this team, so that’s all I’m thinking about.”