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July 22nd, 2010 by Del Choc Leave a reply »
Coach of the Year : Tom Thibodeau, Chicago Bulls

Ray Allen: “Tom will come up with a defensive scheme that we’ve never heard before, and he’ll say it like we’ve been talking about it all year.  But he makes sure we’re all on the same page with it. So, he’s definitely kept us keyed in.”

Kevin Garnett: “Coach is real animated. He’s real emotional. He’s real energetic. That’s what type of defense we try to go out and have. It’s an energetic, consistent defense. It’s a talkative defense, and when you see him on the side, those are the things that he’s put in for us to try to go and carry over to the court.”

Kendrick Perkins: “Thib has been the best thing that happened to us.”

Thibodeau's 20-plus year career just got an upgrade, as he landed a head coaching gig with the Chicago Bulls.

The former Boston assistant to Doc Rivers has waited for this opportunity. Now that he has it, the 52-year-old will waste no time handing out the blueprint to Rose, Boozer, and Noah, which afforded him the 2008 championship ring with Boston.

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