• 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 pinpoints ‘growing pains’ Knicks have to conquer

    Tom Thibodeau pinpoints ‘growing pains’ Knicks have to conquer

    Knicks rookie president Leon Rose said he had “no timeline” to break the seven-year playoff drought but feels he’s hired a coach smart in player development that will hasten their journey. Thibodeau touted their two young bedrock pieces in RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson and admitted two other young prospects, Kevin Knox and Frank Ntilikina, …
  • Knicks make Tom Thibodeau hire official

    Knicks make Tom Thibodeau hire official

    For the first time in nearly eight months, the Knicks officially have a permanent head coach. On the morning of the first day of the NBA’s 22-team restart, the Knicks restarted their own franchise by announcing the hiring of defensive wizard Tom Thibodeau, their former assistant coach from the 1990’s glory days. Knicks president Leon …
  • 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.’’ …
  • The Tom Thibodeau concession that could lead to Knicks job

    The Tom Thibodeau concession that could lead to Knicks job

    In the recent past, lead Knicks candidate Tom Thiboeau has been averse to having the front office dictate his coaching staff. He’s always picked his own guys. In this new era, the basketball operations staff has taken a lead role in constructing a coach’s staff. Knicks president Leon Rose said last month he wants a …
  • Knicks mailbag: Why Mike Woodson may return to New York

    Knicks mailbag: Why Mike Woodson may return to New York

    You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: the Knicks. What is your view of [Mike] Woodson as a coach? My personal opinion is that he is …
  • Tom Thibodeau doing deep dive into Knicks as coach decision looms

    Tom Thibodeau doing deep dive into Knicks as coach decision looms

    While five of the Knicks’ 11 coaching candidates are in the Orlando bubble game-planning for the NBA restart, others such as Tom Thibodeau are waiting on Knicks president Leon Rose’s decision a different way. Thibodeau, considered the leading candidate, is passing away the time poring over Knicks game film as he awaits a possible job …
  • Rasheed Wallace: Knicks’ front office hirings are a ‘brain fart’

    Rasheed Wallace: Knicks’ front office hirings are a ‘brain fart’

    Rasheed Wallace has bad news for Knicks fans who think the only direction the franchise can go is up. The former Knicks big man called the recent front office hirings a “brain fart,” claiming that hiring a former agent in Leon Rose to be president, and his longtime friend and CAA consultant William Wesley as …
  • Leon Rose makes first public comments since taking over Knicks

    Leon Rose makes first public comments since taking over Knicks

    Nine days into his tenure as president of the Knicks, Leon Rose’s job was upended by a pandemic. More than three months later, he still has one huge task waiting on his plate: hiring a head coach. In his first public comments since joining the Knicks in March, Rose delivered a blueprint of what he …
  • Knicks hire Leon Rose pal William Wesley to front office

    Knicks hire Leon Rose pal William Wesley to front office

    “World Wide Wes” is coming to New York. The Knicks are hiring William Wesley as executive vice president/senior basketball adviser, the team announced Wednesday, adding another boost to Tom Thibodeau’s head coaching candidacy. Wesley, a longtime friend of Knicks president Leon Rose and former consultant at CAA, is known for his connections with stars around …