‘It’s Bulls**t’: Knicks Player Fumes as Tom Thibodeau Wins Players Poll for ‘Coach I’d Least Like to Play For’

A recent NBA player poll conducted by The Athletic, revealed that the coaches players least want to play for, includes Thibodeau and Rivers. With most of the players parting ways, Knicks backed Tim.

Updated on Apr 23, 2024  |  08:28 AM IST |  63.4K
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Thibodeau and Hart

The Athletic conducted an anonymous player poll to choose their picks for a few distant accolades. The debate primarily revolved around who was the greatest player of all time in the basketball regime. 

One not-so-celebrated notion also revolved around the list, which has been faced with harsh criticism from Donte DiVincenzo.

The New York Knicks Donte DiVincenzo vehemently denounced the narrative surrounding coach Tom Thibodeau. The anonymous poll saw more than 142 players secretly putting out their votes for the ‘Coach I’d least like to play for’.

To mere surprise, Thibodeau topped the list, with most of the players siding with him to not play under him. However, DiVincenzo did find the poll resonating with him and said, “Buls**t, that’s all I have to say. A lot of guys don’t play for Thibs. I play for Thibs. On the outside, looking in, you have a certain viewpoint. When you are inside and play for Thibs, like I said, it’s bulls**t.”

DiVincenzo became angry with the poll and said that a lot of guys enjoy playing for Thibodeau. He and other Knicks players believe that the poll doesn't show the true picture of what it's like to play for Thibodeau. 



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Josh Hart Tweeted on Tom Thibodeau’s Support

Knicks shooting guard Josh Hart has publicly criticized the NBA voters' decision not to include his coach, Tom Thibodeau, as a finalist for the Coach of the Year award for the 2023–24 season.

Despite leading the New York Knicks to a commendable 50-32 record and securing the second seed in the Eastern Conference amidst significant player injuries and setbacks, Thibodeau was snubbed in favor of other coaches. 

Taking to his X/Twitter account, Hard wrote: “50 wins, 2nd seed with an injured roster for half the season and not a Coach Of The Year candidate.”

However, not to forget that throughout the season, the Knicks navigated numerous obstacles, including key player injuries like Julius Randle’s season-ending shoulder surgery and significant impacts on the team's performance due to the absence of players like OG Anunoby and Mitchell Robinson. 

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