Tom Thibodeau is an American professional basketball coach.
From 1977 through 1981, Thibodeau played basketball for Salem State. From 1981 to 1984, he served as their assistant coach, and from 1984 to 1985, he served as their head coach.
Prior to entering the NBA as an assistant coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves from 1989 to 1991, the San Antonio Spurs from 1992 to 1994, the Philadelphia 76ers from 1994 to 1996, the New York Knicks from 1996 to 2003, the Houston Rockets from 2003 to 2007, and the Boston Celtics from 2007 to 2010,
Thibodeau worked as an assistant coach at Harvard from 1985 to 1989.
2010 saw the hiring of Thibodeau as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls of the NBA.
As a Celtics assistant coach in 2008, he helped the team win the NBA Championship. In 2011 and 2012, Thibodeau served as the head coach of the NBA All-Star Game.
He was selected NBA Coach of the Year in 2010. Every year that Thibodeau was the head coach, the Bulls made the playoffs. He achieved 100 victories the fastest of any NBA coach in history.
Tom Thibodeau's net worth is currently estimated at $12 million.
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Tom Thibodeau has never been married.
Tom Thibodeau’s father is Thomas J. Thibodeau Sr.
Tom Thibodeau’s mother is Ann M. Thibodeau.
Siblings: Tom Thibodeau has 2 sisters, Janet Thibodeau, Nancy Thibodeau and 2 brothers, Dennis Thibodeau, David Thibodeau.
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"You're a sum of all your experiences."
"The challenge is not to get caught up in the hoopla. To understand what goes into winning - stay focused, you've got to be prepared, you need an edge. If you get lost in all the other stuff you're not going to be prepared to play well."
"In all my years one thing has never changed; You win with serious, tough-minded players. That never changes."
"There are no short cuts. If you want to do something special, there's a serious price to pay. There's no way around it."
"The guys who take shortcuts, who aren't ready, they fail when their opportunity comes."