Head coach salaries soar…and ‘workaholic’ Thibodeau is among the beneficiaries

Thibodeau is expected to sign a big contract with New York.

On March 3 (KST), local U.S. media outlet Yahoo Sports reported on the New York Knicks and head coach Tom Thibodeau’s contract negotiations. According to the report, “It is currently believed in the NBA industry that New York and Thibodeau will sign a new contract due to the increased head coach’s salary, which is expected to be more than $10 million per year.”

NBA head coach salaries have been on the rise in 안전카지노사이트 recent years.

It started with Detroit Pistons head coach Monty Williams. After being fired by the Phoenix Suns, Williams announced that he was taking a break for the time being, but Detroit, eager to complete its rebuild, lured him back with a massive six-year, $78.5 million contract, the largest in NBA history for a head coach.

Once Williams got his big contract, the big names started getting big money, too, with Gregg Popovich (San Antonio Spurs), Erik Spoelstra (Miami Heat), and Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors) signing new deals and getting guaranteed money.

Mike Brown, who recently led the Sacramento Kings to the playoffs, also signed a new deal, joining the ranks of head coaches who have seen their salaries skyrocket.

Thibodeau deserves a big paycheck, too. Thibodeau built Chicago into an Eastern Conference powerhouse with Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose, and Luol Deng during his time with the Chicago Bulls, then the Minnesota Timberwolves, and has been the head coach of New York since 2020.

In New York, Thibodeau led the Knicks to the playoffs in every season but 2021-2022, turning around the franchise’s fortunes by playing his signature style of hard-nosed defensive basketball.

Although the harsh controversy that followed Thibodeau since his days in Chicago has remained in New York, the results have been so good that there is nothing to talk about.

From New York’s perspective, Thibodeau is a must-have after a long dark period. Thibodeau’s contract ends at the end of the 2024-2025 season.

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