Saturday, June 5, 2010
The Tom Thibodeau file
Here are a few things you may or may not know about Boston Celtics associate head coach Tom Thibodeau.
Currently in his third season with the Celtics, Thibodeau has 18 years of experience as an NBA assistant. He took his first NBA job with the expansion Minnesota Timberwolves in 1989.
In addition to Minnesota and Boston, he has worked as an assistant with San Antonio, Philadelphia, New York and Houston.
Widely considered a defensive specialist, Thibodeau has helped his team finish in the NBA's Top 10 in team defense 14 times.
Prior to heading to the professional ranks, Thibodeau was a head coach at Salem State College ---his almamater -- and an assistant at Harvard.
A native of New Britain, Conn., Thibodeau is a member of the Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame.