1. Tom Thibodeau, Former Chicago Bulls HC

Tom Thibodeau is reportedly angling for the same deal Stan Van Gundy and Doc Rivers have, complete control over organizational decisions. Good for him. Bad for any delusional Knicks’ fans that were still holding out hope for Jackson to pull a rabbit out of his hat.

Before being fired amidst problems with management, Thibs coached the Chicago Bulls for five seasons and made the playoffs in each one. The Bulls were consistently one of the best defenses in the NBA, with the only criticism being his stubbornness on the offensive end and short rotations.

The best defensive mind in the NBA is unemployed and the Knicks should be taking advantage of the fact that he has ties to the organization dating back to his time as an assistant under Jeff Van Gundy. Unfortunately, the search is rigged.