Tom Thibodeau has a lot on his plate preparing for the NBA Finals, but he's also interviewing for his next job.
Hopefully he can keep the distractions to a minimum but I have no doubt that he's already put in the work to prepare for the upcoming series.
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According to a report in the New York Post, Celtics assistant coach Tom Thibodeau turned down the Hornets’ offer of their head coaching position. Thibodeau reportedly had been given until the start of Thursday night’s Game 1 of the NBA finals to accept the offer, with Charlotte planning to give the job to Trail Blazers assistant Monty Williams as a backup plan.
On the eve of the NBA Finals, league sources said Bulls management flew to Los Angeles to interview Celtics associate head coach Tom Thibodeau for their head coaching vacancy late Wednesday. The meeting hadn't taken place as of nearly 10 p.m. Chicago time Wednesday, but sources said both general manager Gar Forman and senior vice president John Paxson were in Los Angeles.
Multiple sources have told SI that Thibodeau is more interested in New Jersey (and to a lesser extent, Chicago) than New Orleans. The Nets, sources say, have a mutual interest in Thibodeau but have not identified him as their top candidate as of yet Friends of Thibodeau are not surprised that Thibs is stretching this process out. He has often had difficulty making this type of decision
Also read Jackie MacMullen's article on Tom (because any excuse to read Jackie is a good one)