The Sacramento Kings will wisely open up their coaching search to include Tom Thibodeau, sources have confirmed to the Boston Herald.
“I have no doubt about that, and he’s been in my locker room for two years, so I should know,” coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday. “People see him standing up on the sidelines and shouting, and they don’t see his personality like I do when he’s in my office every day. He has a great sense of humor. He’s just a great guy overall.
“In some ways he’s so good defensively that people overlook his overall knowledge. (He) is in charge of the defense but has offensive input. (Fellow assistant) Armond Hill is in charge of the offense but has defensive input. But (Thibodeau) gets almost labeled because of this.”