Tom Thibodeau is the favorite to become the next Knicks coach
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All of the sudden, Tom Thibodeau might be the hottest name on the coaching market.
It was reported Thursday that the former Bulls coach has had contact with the Timberwolves about their head coaching position, and now one sportsbook has listed as Thibodeau as the favorite to land the Knicks job as well.
Bookmaker listed Thibodeau as a +400 favorite, just ahead of Warriors assistant Luke Walton, who’s second at +490.
But it’s not like he’s Phil Jackson’s only option. Knicks interim coach Kurt Rambis (+580), UConn coach Kevin Ollie (+850), former Thunder coach Scott Brooks (+850) and former Warriors coach Mark Jackson (+850) have the next best odds, according to Bookmaker.
Other notable names on the list include Knicks legend Patrick Ewing (+900), former Cavs coach David Blatt (+1200), Chicago native Isiah Thomas (+1750), former Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro (+1400) and even Jackson himself (+2000).
Kentucky’s John Calipari is a longshot at +2500.
Check out the entire list:
Tom Thibodeau +400
Luke Walton +490
Kurt Rambis +580
Kevin Ollie +850
Scott Brooks +850
Mark Jackson +850
Brian Shaw +860
Patrick Ewing +900
David Blatt +1200
Isiah Thomas +1750
Vinny Del Negro +1400
Phil Jackson +2000
John Calipari +2500