Like the Chicago Bulls, the New York Knicks were supposed to be one of the more competitive teams in the Eastern Conference this season. Both clubs have been underwhelming thus far, though. and in the case of the Knicks, head coach Mike Woodson has widely been considered as being on the hot seat.
According to a recent ESPN report, if New York were to make a coaching change, Bulls head man Tom Thibodeau would be targeted as his successor. Thibs has a history in New York as an assistant under Jeff Van Gundy in the 90’s.
But when asked about the recent speculation, Thibodeau decided to take the high road.
“I have a great job. I love my team,” he said. “I don’t pay any attention to any of that stuff. To me, the only thing I have to do is concentrate on our team, our next opponent, our improvement and never get away from that.”
It’s no secret that Thibodeau and the front office have not seen eye-to-eye on a number of issues, and there has been constant speculation that a rift exists between the two parties. But for now, Tom Thibodeau is focused on his team and the task at hand, which is trying to stop their downward slide in the standings.
“There’s a lot of stuff that gets thrown out there that’s just B.S., so if you pay any attention, it does no good. It takes you away from what’s important, and what’s important right now is our improvement and getting ready for the next game.”