It sounds like Tom Thibodeau is already getting interest from teams with head coaching jobs available at the end of the year.
I knew it was only a matter of time, and I'm happy for Tom, but I can't help but feel a selfish sense of anxiety. I don't want to lose the man most credit with establishing the Celtics as the top defensive team in the country.
Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau has been rumored as a candidate for the Bulls' coaching job. "I don't get into that," said Rivers. "It's the middle of the season. I'm not commenting or talking about that. I want [all my assistants] to get [head] jobs. And they all deserve them. But that's all I'm going to say on that."
It has already been speculated that if Walsh joins the Knicks he could bring in former Sixers GM Billy King to be the GM and possibily Mark Jackson, Scott Skiles or Celtics assistant coach Tom Thibodeau to coach the team.
And we're just getting started. Those are the only two semi-sure thing coaching vacancies, but more will come up the second the whistle blows on the last game of the regular season. Hopefully that won't be a distraction for Tom (and as a result the team) in the playoffs.