According to Julian Garcia of the New Jersey Daily News, the New Jersey Nets may be interested in hiring Boston Celtics assistant coach Tom Thibodeau as the next head coach of the Nets.
Nets president Rod Thorn did not mention Thibodeau by name, but seemed to describe Thibodeau when talking about coaches that would be a good fit in New Jersey. Thibodeau has long been considered one of the best assistant coaches in basketball. He has few peers as a defensive strategist; the Knicks and Rockets both played great defense when Thibodeau was an assistant for them. His current team, the Celtics, have been a great defensive team when Thibodeau (and Kevin Garnett) came to the team in 2007. There are flashier head-coaching hires that the Nets could potentially make, but Thibodeau would be an absolute home run of a hire for them.