ESPNBoston's Chris Forsberg reports today that Boston's associate head coach, Tom Thibodeau, is generating interest from the Nets for a head coaching job. New Jersey has a lot of work to do to pick themselves up from their 2009-'10 run. While the Celtics' season is still going; the Nets' ended with an atrocious 12-70 record, the worst in the NBA that year and in franchise history. Taking someone like Thibodeau from the Celtics would clearly benefit the rebuilding team. As the New York Daily Newspoints out:
"Thibodeau is considered one of the top defensive minds in the game. During his years as Jeff Van Gundy's assistant with the Knicks and the Rockets, both teams were among the stingiest in the league. The Celtics have also been a top defensive team during Thibodeau's three seasons in Boston."
It may help the Nets if he left but it hopefully wouldn't hurt the Celtics, who like to consider themselves a defensive team.