NEW YORK KNICKS HEAD COACH
Tom Thibodeau is the New York Knicks Head Coach. On July 30, 2020, Thibodeau became the 26th Head Coach* in Knicks history.
In the 2020-2021 NBA Season, Coach Thibodeau led the Knicks organization to the NBA Playoffs for its first time in eight years, while allowing the fewest points per game and lowest opposition three-point percentage per game. For these efforts, Coach Thibodeau earned the 2021 NBA Coach of the Year Award; this was the second time Coach earned this award (Chicago – 2011). Before his time in New York, Coach Thibodeau was a Head Coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves (2016-2019) and Chicago Bulls (2010-2015). In his five seasons in Chicago, Coach Thibodeau had a regular season record of 255-139 and made the NBA Playoffs each year.
Tom Thibodeau was born January 17,1958, in New Britain, Connecticut. He attended New Britain High School and went on to play four years at Salem State University. In his senior year, he was a team captain and helped his team go back-to-back in the MASCAC Conference Championships; he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in counseling at Salem State. Thibodeau has four siblings (Nancy, Janet, David, & Dennis) and was inducted into the New Britain Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.
*Inclusive of Full-Time and Interim Head Coaches