According to the Globe,Tom Thibodeau has withdrawn from the Kings coaching search and is expected back with the Celtics next season.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that assistant Tom Thibodeau withdrew from consideration from the head coaching job with the Sacramento Kings.
Thibodeau, who also interviewed for the Philadelphia 76ers job, is expected to rejoin the Celtics bench next season.
“He wants to come back,” said Ainge, who noted that talks had already begun. “He thinks we have something special here.”
This is good news because I think Thibodeau is one of the best defensive coaches in the league and he will be key to winning banner 18 next year.
This makes me wonder what the Celtics offered him to get him to stay. My thought is that Doc is missing his family and may want to leave coaching after another year or so. It is possible that the Celtics offered Thibs the Celtics head coaching job when Doc leaves. Who wouldn't stick it out and pass up on coaching the worst team in the league for a chance at coaching one of the best?