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Joakim Noah claims Knicks are in ‘good hands’ with Tom Thibodeau

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Former New York Knicks center Joakim Noah believes the franchise made the right move by hiring Tom Thibodeau as their next head coach.

Noah played for Thibodeau with the Chicago Bulls and became an All-Star and Defensive Player of the Year under his guidance. The current Los Angeles Clippers big man spoke to Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson of Heavy about why he’s so confident Thibodeau will help turn the Knicks around.

“The Knicks are in good hands,” Noah said. “Thibs is a hard-nosed coach that brings it 24/7. As a player, all you want is to be held accountable. Thibs will do that. I’m sure his house is in order and he will be ready for the task. I wish him nothing but the best.”

The Knicks have been a disaster since the 2012-13 season, which was the last campaign a New York team made the playoffs and had a winning record.

Noah, whose stint with the Knicks was dreadful, has a chance to win his first title with the Clippers this year. However, he will definitely be rooting for Thibodeau to succeed in the Big Apple moving forward.

The Knicks are expected to introduce Thibodeau to the media soon, though it will be done virtually due to COVID-19. The former Coach of the Year used to be an assistant on Jeff Van Gundy’s staff with the franchise, so it’s all come full circle for Thibs.