Tiger Fight, September 28. Recently, the Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau was interviewed by reporters and talked about the former favorite Heat player Jimmy Butler.
"I'm very happy for him," Thibodeau said in an interview. "Butler's experience is a good story. A guy selected at the 30th overall has made progress every year. And now, he Become an accomplished All-Star, but still work hard every day."
"Butler is very selfless. He plays to win, not to stats. I knew this from the first time I knew him. I thought he would be a good player, but I never expected him to be so good. He Through his ingenuity, talent and work attitude, he has become a superstar. He is always learning and inspiring the best of his teammates." Thibodeau added.
During the 2017 offseason, Thibodeau dominated the trade that brought Butler to the Timberwolves, and a year later, in the 17-18 season, Butler was traded to the Sixers by the Timberwolves. According to sources, Butler did not like to work with people without professionalism, and his direct approach was not accepted by the Timberwolves' management, bosses and young players. Then Butler had a long meeting with Tom Thibodeau, the then Timberwolves president and head coach, to try to solve this problem, but it ended in failure. Then Butler applied for a deal, and Thibodeau also lost his job.
When asked about this past, Thibodeau replied: "I always look forward. The Timberwolves are Timberwolves, and now it’s a whole new chapter. I’m in New York now, and all I think about is Nick. How to make the team better, how to make the players improve, how to inspire the best of the team? I look forward to such a challenge."