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Tom Thibodeau
Tom Thibodeau.jpg
Thibodeau with the New York Knicks
New York Knicks
Position Head coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born January 17, 1958 (1958-01-17) (age 63)
New Britain, Connecticut
Nationality USA Flag.png American
Coaching career
Best record 62–20 (2010–11)
Titles 1
Coaching career 1981–present
Career information
High school New Britain
(New Britain, Connecticut)
College Salem State (1977–1981)
Career history

As coach:

1981–1984 Salem State (assistant)
1984–1985 Salem State
1985–1989 Harvard (assistant)
19891991 Minnesota Timberwolves (assistant)
19921994 San Antonio Spurs (assistant)
19941996 Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)
19962004 New York Knicks (assistant)
20042007 Houston Rockets (assistant)
20072010 Boston Celtics (Associate HC)
20102015 Chicago Bulls
20162019 Minnesota Timberwolves
2020–present New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards

As head coach:

  • 2x NBA Coach of the Year (2011, 2021)
  • NBA All-Star Game head coach (2012)

As assistant coach:

Thomas Joseph Thibodeau (born January 17, 1958) is an American basketball coach is an American basketball coach for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He served as an assistant coach for the United States men's national basketball team from 2013-2016, and helped Team USA win a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games.

As a defensive coach, he helped the Houston Rockets rank among the Top 5 in the league in scoring defense and field goal percentage defense from 2004 to 2007, and he has helped his team finish in the league's Top 10 in team defense 15 times. He has coached in 214 playoff games as an assistant coach, associate head coach, and head coach. Also, he was part of the 1999 NBA Finals as an assistant coach with the New York Knicks before joining the Boston Celtics, with whom he won the 2008 NBA Finals as well as helping guide them back to the 2010 NBA Finals, serving as a defensive coach. In 2011, he was named the NBA Coach of the Year after leading the Chicago Bulls to a 62-win season.

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