According to Mitch Lawrence of Sirius XM and Sporting News, the Brooklyn Nets have reached out to former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau.
The Nets have reached out to Tom Thibodeau about coming to Brooklyn to coach their team, per NBA sources.— Mitch Lawrence (@Mitch_Lawrence) January 13, 2016
Thibodeau last coached in NBA in 2015, with the Bulls, having spent five season in Chicago. He won the NBA Coach of the Year award in 2011 and holds a .647 winning percentage as a head coach in the league.
He's known for being a defensive-minded coach, hard-nosed, and grinds out his players -- sometimes too hard. But, he's regarded as one of, if not the top "free agent" coach on the market.
Bottom line here is, yes, of course they are looking at someone like Tom Thibodeau. As Mr. Income pointed out, there are only 30 of these jobs and Thibodeau is certainly deserving of holding one of those jobs.
Told there is no shortage of interest for either of the Nets two openings. Hey, they are only 30 of each.— NetsDaily.com (@NetsDaily) January 13, 2016
We'll continue to update as we hear or learn more.