Greatest news during these NBA playoffs comes from a team that isn’t even in them.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have landed Tom Thibadeau. One of the best coaches in basketball, with the best laugh in the world, gets one of the best gigs in the Association. Yeah I said it.
If you haven’t checked in on the T-Wolves since they were running with KG, Sam, Spree, Googs, and Wally- that’s on you. Because now they’re running with Andy Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and Zach LaVine.
Find a team with better young, raw talent. You can’t.
The T-Wolves are not a good team. But they are a LOADED team. And the fact that they haven’t been good just means they’ve got yet another lottery pick coming.
Thibs’ new team is only going to get faster and younger. I mean, 25-year old Ricky Rubio is their resident Grandfather, and now they can add another teenager. And they just hired a taskmaster.
What do you need for a group of athletic freaks who lead the league in Vines? A badass screamer who teaches them how to go to battle and play D.
I Love Thibs for this job. Especially since he gets to run his own show. If not for constant sparring with the front office- Thibs would still be in Chicago.
Now he doesn’t have to worry about that. He doesn’t have to deal with Derrick Rose’s trick knee and board room priorities. He can just coach his ass off, and considering he’s getting a reported 40 mill… Thibs should be laughing his ass off too.
Huge money. Huge talent. A small market with modest expectations.
The T-Wolves haven’t been to the playoffs in 12 years. Thibs has never missed the playoffs. The T-Wolves grabbing the 8-seed next season would feel like a world title.
I wish I could buy a stack of stock in Minnesota right now. Because Tom Thibodeau coaching that crew of talent is the best buzz in the twin cities since The Big Ticket and Starbury.
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