Thorn hinted the Nets will likely reach out to former Knicks assistant Tom Thibodeau, who is currently associate head coach to Doc Rivers in Boston.
One of the most respected assistants in the league, Thibodeau's name comes up regularly whenever a head coaching job is available, and sources say that he would be interested in the job. Without naming him, Thorn revealed several reasons why Thibodeau could be a perfect fit in New Jersey, including the fact the Nets are looking for "somebody who has a defensive presence."
Thibodeau has interviewed a lot, but come up short. We've always wondered why. We'd be happy for him if he finally gets a head coaching job, but will hiring him attract big name free agents?