Tom Thibodeau

Tom Thibodeau

"Everywhere he’s been he’s done an unbelievable job. He’s proven himself. He’s a great teacher, leader, communicator. He’s done everything that you can possibly do in this game, from the minor leagues and the NBA as head coach, assistant coach, scout. When he decided to become a Division I head coach, he went back to get recruiting experience as an assistant. He’s one of the top coaches in this country. Bill Musselman was one of the all-time greats in the history of this game, so growing up around him you’re going to learn a lot. But Eric was also around (hall of famers) Chuck Daly for a long time and Hubie Brown. He’s been around a lot of great coaches, and he’s a student of the game. I’m very happy for (Eric).”