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Steve Kerr gives trick-or-treat take on Tom Thibodeau’s Knicks

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Ahead of Thursday night’s matchup between the New York Knicks and the Golden State Warriors, Dubs head coach Steve Kerr provided some insight on how the Knicks have been faring thus far under the watch of new head coach Tom Thibodeau.

Kerr had nothing but praise for coach Thibs, as the former expressed how he believes Thibodeau has been doing a “brilliant job” in New York early in the season. Kerr also noted that while they may still have their inconsistencies, there’s no denying that this is a very talented squad:

“One night you’ll watch them and they don’t make any shots and you wonder, ‘How the hell are they .500?'” said Kerr, via Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. “Then you see them the next night and they beat a really good team because they’re defending like crazy.”

New York enters Thursday’s matchup with a 7-8 record. The Knicks are coming off back-to-back wins against two playoff squads in the Boston Celtics and the Orlando Magic, which were preceded by five consecutive losses — a testament to Kerr’s statement on New York’s up-and-down campaign.

The good news for the Knicks is that they finally get Alec Burks back for their bout against the Warriors. The 29-year-old has been out of action for the past few weeks dealing with an ankle issue, and New York will be glad to have him back now. After joining the Knicks in the offseason, Burks had a strong start to the campaign, putting up 20.7 points per game in his first three appearances for New York. Perhaps he could be the steadying force Thibodeau has been searching for all season long.