Why NY Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau should win Coach of The Year

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To say the NY Knicks are having a surprisingly good year would be an understatement. After a good win against the Detroit Pistons, the Knicks are 19-18 and they’re in the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference.

Shockingly, the NY Knicks currently have a better record than the Pacers, Miami Heat, and the Toronto Raptors, three teams that were all expected to be very good this season. They are above .500 in the month of March, which is the first time the Knicks have done that since the 2012-2013 season where they were led by Carmelo Anthony.

Head coach Tom Thibodeau has done a great job in helping the Knicks to vastly exceed expectations. It has only taken one year for him to turn the Knicks from a poor defensive team to a scrappy hard-nosed defensive unit.

He’s also done a great job in helping many of the young Knicks on the team to develop their games and become much better players. He’s overall been a godsend for this New York Knicks team, so here are 3 reasons Tom Thibodeau should win coach of the year: