Knicks new head coach Tom Thibodeau hilariously trolled a veteran reporter.
For a brief moment in time, the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks both had head coaching vacancies to fill.
Of course, the former stunningly fired Kenny Atkinson and have since been rolling with interim boss Jacque Vaughn, who will be calling the shots until at least the conclusion of the previously-suspended season, which resumed on Thursday.
The latter, meanwhile, relieved David Fizdale of his duties back in December and subsequently appointed staffer Mike Miller to the interim post. However, failing to qualify for a spot in the NBA restart provided the Knicks with the necessary time to identify a long-term replacement.
When the dust settled, New York inked coveted (albeit polarizing) free agent Tom Thibodeau to a five-year contract. In his introductory press conference, the 62-year-old took a funny shot at veteran Knicks reporter Marc Berman that is guaranteed to make Nets fans laugh.
Come on, how could you not love that?
It seems that Thibodeau is going to make a seamless transition to New York, in which coaching comes with more pressure than perhaps any city in the country.
After all, the Knicks have been irrelevant for nearly two decades and they call Madison Square Garden, otherwise known as the world’s most famous arena, their home floor.
Fans in Brooklyn will surely be hoping that Berman keeps the receipts of this unexpected dig from Thibodeau and is fully prepared to ask the tough questions once he endures his first losing skid as head coach of the Knicks.
Given the current construction of New York’s young and disorderly roster, odds are they won’t have to wait very long for that. How could anyone last even one year with this decrepit team, let alone decades?!