Tom Thibodeau wants to coach again following Bulls, Timberwolves stints
Tom Thibodeau hasn’t coached in the NBA since the Minnesota Timberwolves fired him approximately 11 months ago, but he still wants to return to the NBA in that capacity.
With the Chicago Bulls and Timberwolves, Thibodeau compiled a regular season record of 255-139 and a postseason mark of 23-28. He was the 2010-11 Coach of the Year with the Bulls — which is the season the Bulls had the best record in the NBA, went to the Eastern Conference Finals and Derrick Rose became the youngest MVP in NBA history.
In an interview with Frank Isola of The Athletic, Tom Thibodeau opened up about what he’s been up to since getting fired from the Timberwolves:
“I’ve been doing a lot of different things,” Thibodeau said. “I’ve been really trying to take advantage of not having a schedule. I’ve done a fair bit of traveling, visiting New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orlando and Miami.
“I bought a beach house in coastal Connecticut and have been renovating it. I pretty much gutted the property, so it’s been really interesting. I’ve been involved – some would say overly involved – in every step of the process. I’ve also done some TV work for ESPN & NBA TV and been able to visit with some teams, coaches and executives. I’ve been able to do several of the things that I enjoy, like reading a good book and relaxing.”
Thibodeau had ugly divorces from both the Bulls and Timberwolves. There’s no doubt he’s a basketball savant, but some teams might be hesitant to hire him since he’s an old school coach who plays his key players a lot of minutes.