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Knicks Owner Wants Tom Thibodeau

The Knicks are 14th place in the East with a record of 5-15, head coach Mike Woodson is on the hot seat and reports say that Carmelo Anthony may not be a Knick by the end of the season. ESPN is reporting that Knicks owner James Dolan wants to land Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau someday. Apparently Bulls GM Gar Forman and Thibs have enough friction for them to part ways when Thibs contract expires.

If you’re into looking for potential coaches for the New York Knicks, you’re advised to spend some time scouting the visitors bench Wednesday night.  Because … While there’s no such thing as a safe bet in the unpredictable world of James Dolan, suggesting he’ll try someday to import Tom Thibodeau from Chicago to coach the Knicks is, at the very least, in the right zip code. 

 Thibs has two seasons left on his Bulls deal after this one, true, but there is said to be enough lingering friction between the coach and GM Gar Forman to the point that you can picture it eventually sparking some sort of mutual parting. Throw in the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Derrick Rose’s health, rising fears that Thibs’ beloved Luol Deng is a certainty to relocate in free agency next summer (if not sooner) and the occasional grumble in circulation about some of the Bulls’ players chafing at how hard Thibs pushes them in practice and there’s clearly something there when coaching insiders tip you to keep your eye on Thibs to the Knicks. 

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