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Knicks Rumors: Tom Thibodeau’s Contract Worth Debated by NBA Execs After Playoff Loss

Paul Kasabian Featured Columnist II June 6, 2024 Sarah Stier/Getty Images New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau’s contract expires after the end of the 2024-25 season, and he’s certainly deserving of an extension after leading the team to playoff appearances in three of the past four years. As for how much that contract should

Knicks Rumors: Tom Thibodeau’s Contract Worth Debated by NBA Execs After Playoff Loss

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJune 6, 2024

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 14: Head coach Tom Thibodeau of the New York Knicks directs his team during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Second Round Playoffs against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden on May 14, 2024 in New York City. The Knicks won 121-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

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New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau’s contract expires after the tip of the 2024-25 season, and he is definitely deserving of an extension after main the crew to playoff appearances in three of the previous 4 years.

As for a way a lot that contract must be valued, Fred Katz of the Athletic spoke with eight entrance officers who do not work for the Knicks, and all of them offered solutions “starting from $10 million a yr to $13.3 million a yr.”

“Two respondents valued Thibodeau at $40 million over 4 years,” Katz wrote. “Essentially the most profitable per-season response was $40 million over three years, $13.3 million a yr.”

Katz added that “the candy spot for Thibodeau was $12 million a yr.”

Previous to Thibodeau’s arrival in 2020, the Knicks made the playoffs simply thrice in 19 years. So the truth that Thibodeau may get the Knicks to the postseason thrice in 4 seasons is an unimaginable accomplishment given the crew’s vital twenty first century struggles.

This yr’s crew completed 50-32 and reached the Jap Convention semifinals regardless of key gamers struggling a number of accidents, specifically All-Star ahead Julius Randle coping with a dislocated shoulder that ended his season in late January.

Regardless of that, the Knicks had been only one win away from reaching the Jap Convention Finals earlier than falling to the Indiana Pacers within the second spherical in seven video games.

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In the end, it could behoove the Knicks to comply with an extension with the well-deserving Thibodeau as they construct off an incredible season.

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