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Thomas Joseph Thibodeau Jr. was born on 17 January 1958, in New Britain, Connecticut USA, and is a professional basketball coach, best known as the head coach of the National Basketball Association (NBA) team, the Minnesota Timberwolves. He also serves as the assistant coach of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team, a role he’s had since 2013. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Tom Thibodeau? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $12 million, mostly earned through a successful career as a professional basketball coach. He helped various teams in the NBA including the Houston Rockets and the Boston Celtics which he won the 2008 NBA Championship with. As he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.
Tom Thibodeau Net Worth $12 million
Tom started his basketball career at Salem State College, where he served as captain during the 1980 to 1981 season. He helped the team get to consecutive Division III national tournaments then reaching their first NCAA Tournament bid. After graduating, he went on to pursue a coaching career, becoming the assistant coach of Salem in 1981. Three years later, he would become the head coach, but after a season would leave the school to become an assistant coach at Harvard University. He attended numerous coaching clinics and would slowly improve his skills. He also became good friends with Bill Musselman.
After spending four seasons with Harvard, Thibodeau then entered the NBA as part of the expansion team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, serving as an assistant coach, but then became an advance scout for the Seattle Supersonics in 1991. The following season, he moved to become an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs, where he stayed for two years, before becoming an assistant with the Philadelphia 76ers. Continuing his trend of seasonal work, he went to the New York Knicks under head coach Jeff Van Gundy, helping the Knicks develop over the next seven years. He then joined Van Gundy again, at the Houston Rockets, from the 2003 season. In 2007, Tom became the associate head coach of the Boston Celtics, and would help them become one of the top defensive teams in the league. The Celtics would top numerous defensive categories and would win against the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2008 NBA Finals.
In 2010, he was signed as head coach of the Chicago Bulls, earning the NBA Coach of the Year title as he tied the record for most wins by a rookie head coach, and led the team to their first 50 win season after the Michael Jordan’s era. Two years later, he would become the Eastern Conference All-Star Coach, and subsequently the fastest coach to earn 100 career victories. He got second place in the NBA Coach of the Year voting in 2012, however, in 2014 tension between the Bulls front office and Thibodeau ended with him being released in 2015. The following year he was signed to become the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
For his personal life, it is known that Tom has never been married though was previously engaged while attending graduate school. He is also a part of the New Britain Sports Hall of Fame.