• Knicks’ 1990s glory days captured in two compelling books

    Knicks’ 1990s glory days captured in two compelling books

    Knicks fans will get to reminisce like it’s 1999. During this gloomy Knicks century of basketball, two books are emerging about the 1990s Knicks to brighten the day. The first, written by
  • Tom Thibodeau talks Knicks expectations, critical Jeff Van Gundy lesson

    Tom Thibodeau talks Knicks expectations, critical Jeff Van Gundy lesson

    New Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau takes a timeout to discuss his hiring, expectations and what traits the team will have under his leadership in a Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: You’ll probably laugh at this: How do you feel about the fact that Knicks fans are viewing you as the savior? A: (Laugh) …
  • Tom Thibodeau’s seriousness is just what Knicks need now

    Tom Thibodeau’s seriousness is just what Knicks need now

    Maybe it would’ve made a difference if there had been a star-spangled press conference at Madison Square Garden or up at the Knicks’ headquarters in Westchester. Maybe in those usual confines, bedecked in a nice suit, freed to use his dais as a bully pulpit, Tom Thibodeau would’ve carried the day with oration and charm. …
  • NBA experts break down strengths of Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau

    NBA experts break down strengths of Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau

    New Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau is portrayed by opposing coaches as a defensive chess master and sensational game planner. He has creative moves to stop your best player and best play. He demands his players talk it up on defense. And to boot, he’s always adding defensive wrinkles for the next meeting. Thibodeau’s philosophy …
  • Jeff Van Gundy slams ‘slander’ around Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau

    Jeff Van Gundy slams ‘slander’ around Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau

    ESPN’s NBA restart conference call was hijacked by questions about the Knicks coaching search and their new hire Tom Thibodeau. And Jeff Van Gundy took full advantage to fiercely defend his buddy and former assistant in New York and Houston about allegations he overplayed his top players and was too demanding, calling it “great slander.’’ …
  • Knicks’ ‘elite’ Tom Thibodeau hiring has Jeff Van Gundy pumped

    Knicks’ ‘elite’ Tom Thibodeau hiring has Jeff Van Gundy pumped

    Jeff Van Gundy can take some pride as he was the one who originally hired Tom Thibodeau to his Knicks staff in 1996, and is considered a mentor to the next Knicks head coach. “I’m extremely happy for Tom and equally happy for the Knicks as they hired an elite coach who will give everything …
  • NBA coach bothered by Tom Thibodeau narrative amid Knicks search

    NBA coach bothered by Tom Thibodeau narrative amid Knicks search

    There was a perception of Tom Thibodeau after he was fired by the Timberwolves in 2019 that he was a brusque taskmaster who doesn’t connect well to a new generation of young players. That image bothers Magic head coach Steve Clifford. Clifford and Thibodeau were both on Jeff Van Gundy’s staffs with the Knicks and …
  • Jeff Van Gundy breaks Knicks silence for ‘uncomfortable’ Tom Thibodeau praise

    Jeff Van Gundy breaks Knicks silence for ‘uncomfortable’ Tom Thibodeau praise

    It’s always been awkward for Jeff Van Gundy to throw his hat into the ring for the Knicks’ head-coaching job. His buddy Tom Thibodeau has long been considered a front-runner and he has the utmost respect for interim coach Mike Miller, who was on his Team USA staff that competed in World Cup qualifier games. …
  • Kenny Atkinson a potential threat to Knicks’ coaching favorite Tom Thibodeau

    Kenny Atkinson a potential threat to Knicks’ coaching favorite Tom Thibodeau

    The Knicks won’t begin any coaching search until they find out whether their season is over, according to sources. That could come as soon as Friday night, should commissioner Adam Silver finalize a format for the season’s restart following a conference call with the team owners. If the NBA brings back all 30 teams or …
  • Michael Jordan proving to be ultimate con man in ‘The Last Dance’

    Michael Jordan proving to be ultimate con man in ‘The Last Dance’

    As we have made our way through four-fifths of the addictively entertaining hagiography “The Last Dance,” there is one thing, I believe, that can be stated with absolute historical accuracy. Jeff Van Gundy was right. Van Gundy, you may recall, went on a Chicago radio station in the winter of 1997 – right in the …