Tom Thibodeau
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Tom Thibodeau is ‘confident’ he will return to the NBA as head coach next season.

Thibodeau was the head coach and president of basketball operations of the Minnesota Timberwolves, but parted ways with the team in the middle of the 2018/19 season.

“Thibodeau is confident he’ll get a job next season and has even been asking around the league for advice on picking the best opportunity, according to sources. The Knicks, Nets and Rockets are expected to have the three highest-profile coaching gigs available. Keep an eye on the Pelicans, Bulls and Hawks.

Then there’s the big question of whether Gregg Popovich is returning for another season in San Antonio. Our advice for Thibodeau, if he lands a job, would be to hire a couple assistants who can connect and serve as a bridge with younger players,” Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports.