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David West upset Knicks are reportedly selecting Tom Thibodeau as mentor

Tom Thibodeau has been fired by two NBA teams in the last five yrs.

But at the time again, Thibodeau will get yet another job as the Knicks are finalizing a 5-yr agreement with the former Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves coach, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski noted Saturday, citing sources.

The news that Thibodeau is getting a further possibility to mentor a crew failed to sit effectively with former Warriors massive man David West.

When previous NBA center Kendrick Perkins tweeted that Thibodeau was a good hire for the Knicks, West disagreed.

Thibodeau tends to be tough on his players, which won’t sit very well with some. West took that a step additional by stating Thibodeau “destroys” players.

West also pointed out three Black coaches, together with previous Warriors head coach Mark Jackson, either haven’t gotten a initial or next probability to mentor in NBA.

When Jackson failed to win any NBA titles with the Warriors, he is credited with laying the basis for Golden State’s dynasty. Current coach Steve Kerr generally makes a issue of crediting Jackson for what he did with the Warriors. But given that being let go by the Warriors soon after the 2013-14 period, Jackson hasn’t gotten a different head coaching prospect. He has invested the very last couple of decades as an NBA analyst for ESPN.

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Lue gained an NBA title although coaching the Cleveland Cavaliers and went to two far more NBA Finals. But soon after getting fired by the Cavs early in the 2018-19 year, Lue did not get hired by yet another crew. This time, he has been an assistant mentor for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Ewing was a celebrity with the Knicks, has been enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Corridor of Fame and now serves as the head coach for the Georgetown Men’s Basketball staff. In three seasons, he is 49-46.

Wojnarowski noted that two assistant coaches — Dallas Mavericks’ Jamahl Mosley and San Antonio Spurs’ Will Hardy — produced “sturdy impressions” on the Knicks front workplace, but ultimately didn’t get the task.

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The Knicks are a youthful group on the lookout for an individual to create a foundation for results. And in New York, a to start with-time head mentor could be overwhelmed by the media coverage and expectation, so in that feeling, choosing Thibodeau about Mosley, Hardy and Ewing makes sense.

But choosing Thibodeau more than Lue or Jackson, who have had success at the NBA degree, seems like an odd alternative.

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