Thibodeau Takes T-Wolves Job
The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Tom Thibodeau as their new head coach and president of basketball operations on Wednesday.
Thibodeau is a perfect hire for the T-Wolves. The T-Wolves are a young team with some great talent like Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, and Zach LaVine. Thibodeau's complete baseline-to-baseline game should be exactly what the T-Wolves need. Towns and LaVine have shown very good defensive skills thus far that will only improve under Thibodeau.
The only negative to the way he likes to play the game is that he allows players to log a lot of minutes. In an 82-game season, that may not be the way to handle your team, but he's brought a team to the Conference Finals before.
This news now brings the end of the speculation as to Thibodeau becoming the next New York Knicks head coach. It was rumored he was interested in the job, but with Phil Jackson wanting his system to be in place, only a coach that would run the triangle will likely be hired.
Thibodeau, who worked for ESPN during the season, hasn't coached since being fired by the Chicago Bulls last season. Fred Hoiberg was hired to replace Thibodeau, and the Bulls missed the post-season.
Do you think Thibodeau can make the T-Wolves a legitimate contender?