Tom Thibodeau
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Tom Thibodeau could draw interest from the Houston Rockets, the Brooklyn Nets, and the New York Knicks according to the New York Post.

Thibodeau, known for his specialty in defense, could have a mutual interest in case any of the aforementioned teams want to hire a new coach. Marc Berman of the New York Post wrote:

“The Post reported in February that Thibodeau would be on Leon Rose’s short list and looked to be a favorite if the new team president chose not to bring back Mike Miller as head coach.

While his reputation took a hit with the failure in bringing Jimmy Butler to Minnesota and allegedly mishandling young talent, sources told The Post the Nets and Houston will have strong interest, too. Houston’s Mike D’Antoni will be a free agent.”

As Berman noted, Mike D’Antoni’s contract will run out in the summer, while according to the New York Post reporter, Nets stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving each like and respect Thibodeau.