Fans of the New York Knicks were not happy on Wednesday night after the team blew a 28-point lead to fall to a Brooklyn Nets team that was missing its biggest stars.
There was plenty of blame to go around for the loss but many of the Knicks faithful point their fingers at head coach Tom Thibodeau.
Thibodeau can’t seem to find a rotation that works and is making choices that many supporters don’t understand.
Knicks fans took to the web to let their opinions be known.
Some were quite blunt and clear about their desire to see Thibodeau go.
NEED Thibs fired after this game
— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) February 17, 2022
Other fans used evidence as to why Thibodeau needed to be fired.
They highlighted how he isn’t relying on the right stars at the right time and has seemingly refused to change the way he coaches throughout his season.
Not understanding the vision Tom Thibodeau has for this Knicks team. They clearly cannot compete. Immanuel Quickley looks to be a shell of himself. Toppin only gets 8 minutes, Reddish gets 8 minutes…
The guy absolutely refuses to develop the young talent.
— Michael Beard (@AllMikedUp_) February 15, 2022
It’s now becoming obvious that Thibodeau isn’t the proper fit for the Knicks at this time.
There are quite a few Knicks fans who are taking note of that, suggesting that he needs to go, either now or later.
Tom Thibodeau was not the right coach for the Knicks at this juncture. Knicks FO has two options: fire him now/this summer and hire someone new or die on this sword. Will be interested to see which they choose
— gabriel nott (@gnott529) February 15, 2022
There’s a fairly quick expiration date with every job Tom Thibodeau takes. After last night, that day has arrived for the @nyknicks. It’s obvious the players have had enough of Thibs’ ranting and maniacal tendencies. He has no answers. He must go. #Thibs
— Paul Kelly (@pk500) February 17, 2022
Time To Go For Thibs?
Talk about Thibodeau’s firing has persisted since it became obvious that this season’s Knicks aren’t as good as last season’s.
The team has been struggling since the beginning and has shown no progress in any aspect.
It’s true that some of the star players, including Julius Randle, are not playing like themselves but many people point out that it’s Thibodeau doing the most damage.
His resistance to change and to find a lineup that works for his squad is infuriating to many.
Tom Thibodeau: "Everything is on the table now."
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) February 17, 2022
Perhaps, in the end, it will be Thibodeau’s own words that come back to haunt him the most, as he suggested that Wednesday’s loss means anything – and anyone – is replaceable now.