After a convincing win over Boston on February 27, 2023, Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau was asked how he — a great Defensive coach — felt the Knicks were rolling along offensively — and if he was happy with the game vs Boston where the Knicks rolled on offense against a tough Boston defense.
“I’m very biased to winning.
Everyone’s pigeon holed into something — you’re a defensive guy, you’re an offensive guy, you’re a player development guy, you’re this you’re that whatever it is.”
Thibs 6 Areas that a Good Coach Covers
“I like to think I’m a basketball coach. And I’ve worked for people that expected you to do all three. They expected you to:
- Coach offense,
- Coach defense,
- Player develop,
- Game plan,
- Scout, and
- Evaluate personnel.
And that’s the way I approach it.”
Good Defensive Coach Leads to Good Offense
“I think having a good understanding of defense also helps you offensively — it gives you an idea of matchups and how to attack certain schemes. So I think all that stuff helps.
And to have good players; that helps a lot.”
Jalen Brunson & Tom Thibodeau >>> pic.twitter.com/Ny1NdLe7bi
— KNICKS ON MSG (@KnicksMSGN) March 2, 2023
In the game against Boston,
- Mitchell Robinson dominated with shot blocking, rebounding, and interior presence,
- Julius Randle (23 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists) outplayed Jayson Tatum (14 pts),
- Immanuel Quickley starred — scoring 23 points,
- Jalen Brunson had a good night — 17 points on 4-14 shooting,
- Josh Hart was all over the place on Defense,
- RJ Barrett, Quentin Grimes, and the rest of the Knick team outplayed Boston all evening.
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