Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau reveals island of choice for All-Star vacation
The New York Knicks are a robust 19-18 on the season after defeating the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night with Julius Randle making his first All-Star game. Much of the team’s turnaround has been due to the presence of coaching stalwart Tom Thibodeau.
However, Thibs will not be taking part in the All-Star festivities, and when asked what his plans were for the much-needed break, he responded to Marc Berman of the New York Post with a rueful grin:
“Marc, you know me. Turks and Caicos,” Thibodeau responded.
The Knicks are once again the toast of New York, despite the fact that the Brooklyn Nets are among the best teams in the league are absolutely loaded with big stars such as Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving.
Despite that, New York remains a Knicks town, despite the fact that they have three fewer superstars than their in-city rivals.
Still, the team is actually quite fun to watch, as they have a stable of young, talented players such as Mitchell Robinson, Immanuel Quickley, R.J. Barrett and Obi Toppin combined with some veterans playing fairly spectacular ball including Elfire Payton, Alec Burks, Reggie Bullock, Nerlens Noel – and the aforementioned All-Star Randle.
Furthermore, the Knicks are only two behind in the win column from last season, when they were only able to compile 21 wins. The already have two more wins than they did in the truly ugly 2018-19 campaign, in which they went 17-65 as they tanked hard (and failed) for Zion Williamson.