Tom-Thibodeau
Tom Thibodeau | Biography

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  • Full Name Thomas Joseph Thibodeau Jr.
  • Nickname Tom Thibodeau
  • Occupation Former Player turned NBA Head Coach
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace New Britain, Connecticut, USA
  • Birth Date Jan 17, 1958
  • Age 64 Years, 5 Months
Head Coach to NBA Teams

Tom Thibodeau | Biography

Coached Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves & New York Knicks

Following his departure from the Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves hired him on 20 April 2016 as a head coach. He did not have as much success with the Timberwolves. Nevertheless, he led them to their first NBA playoff appearance in the last 14 years. Tom stayed with the team till 2019 and left them to join the New York Knicks.


Thibodeau is an award-winning American basketball coach and former basketball player. He has coached several NBA teams, and as of 2021, he is the head coach of the New York Knicks.

Who is Tom Thibodeau?

Tom Thibodeau took birth as Thomas Joseph Thibodeau Jr. on 17 January 1958. He was born and raised in New Britain, Connecticut. He attended the New Britain Public High School, where he started playing basketball. Then later, he began playing college basketball at Salem State College from 1977 to 1981. Moreover, in the 1980-1981 season, Thibodeau served as the college team captain and led them to their first NCAA tournament.

Thibodeau studied science at his Bachelor's level and later did his master's in counseling from Salem State University. Immediately after graduation, in 1981, he began his coaching career as an assistant basketball coach for the same college. And, after just three years, he became the head coach of Salem State at just the age of 25. Since then, Thibodeau has represented several University basketball teams and NBA teams.

NBA Coaching 

Thibodeau began coaching an NBA team in 1989 as an assistant coach of Minnesota Timberwolves. He represented them until the 1991-1992 season and moved to San Antonio Spurs in 1992. Simultaneously he served as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers from 1994 to 1996, New York Knicks from 1996 to 2004, Houston Rockets (2004-2007), and Boston Celtics (2007-2010).

In 2010, Thibodeau landed his first NBA head coach job with the Chicago Bulls. He led the team from 2010 to 2015. Thibodeau became the fastest coach to lead the team to 100 career wins during his time there. He did it in just 130 games and broke the record previously set by Avery Johnson with 131 games. Moreover, in 2011, Tom Thibodeau won the NBA' Coach of the Year' award. Whereas the Chicago Bulls let go of him on 28 May 2015.

Following his departure from the Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves hired him on 20 April 2016 as a head coach. He did not have as much success with the Timberwolves. Nevertheless, he led them to their first NBA playoff appearance in the last 14 years. Tom stayed with the team till 2019 and left them to join the New York Knicks.

He joined the Knicks in the 2020-2021 season. And, in the same season, he led them to their first playoff in around seven years. Following to which he was awarded his career's second NBA' Coach of the Year' title.

Net Worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, Thibodeau receives an annual salary amounting to $4 million with the New York Knicks. Thus, as of 2021, his net worth value is around $12 million.

Personal Life

Thibodeau resides in New Britain, Connecticut, with his family. His family includes his parents, Ann Thibodeau and Thomas J. Thibodeau Sr., including his four siblings.

He has remained unmarried and also does not have any children from relationships. However, during his years at Salem State University, he was engaged to be married whereas it was later called off. 

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