Former NBA Head Coach & Executive
Tom Thibodeau was most recently was head coach and president of basketball operations of the Minnesota Timberwolves. He also served as an assistant coach for the US Men’s National team from 2013-2016.
Under Thibodeau’s leadership, the Timberwolves snapped a 13-year postseason drought in 2017-18, finishing with a 47-35 record, including 34-18 in the Western Conference (tied for second). The team set 15 new franchise records (2017-18) including ranking in the top 5 in offensive efficiency and winning 72% of home games in his last two seasons with the team.
Thibodeau a veteran of 27 seasons on the NBA sidelines served as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls from 2010-15. In five seasons with the Bulls, his teams compiled 255-139 regular season win-loss record, won two Central Division titles, and played in 5 consecutive NBA Playoffs. Known as an elite defensive mind, Thibodeau’s teams have ranked in the top two in defensive field goal percentage in nine of his last 12 seasons. His .589 career regular season winning percentage ranks twelfth in NBA history (minimum 500 games). He was named the 2010-11 NBA Coach of the Year.
Thibodeau graduated from Salem State University where he also earned a master’s degrees in Counseling and was a four-year letter winner in basketball.