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Report: Thibodeau not Kings top candidate

Posted By Jessica Camerato On May 31, 2009 @ 10:20 pm In General | 5 Comments

After the Philadelphia 76ers [1] hired Eddie Jordan as head coach, Boston assistant coach Tom Thibodeau [2] met with the Sacramento Kings [3] in Las Vegas this weekend regarding their head coaching vacancy. Thibodeau, however, is not the top candidate, according to the Sacramento Bee [4]. The Bee reported former Celtic Paul Westphal is the top prospect, followed by LA Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis.

Celtics [5] President Danny Ainge advocated for Thibodeau, telling the Bee, “[He] should be a part of any (current) coaching search.” Ainge also promoted his former coach Westphal, who he played for as a member of the Phoenix Suns [6] –“I’m a big fan of Paul Westphal. He understands people, and he understands personalities, and he has a very, very creative basketball mind. ”

Thibodeau is the only candidate of the pool without head coaching experience.

(via HoopsHype [7])

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[1] Philadelphia 76ers: http://media.weei.com/basketball/philadelphia-76ers.htm

[2] Tom Thibodeau: http://media.weei.com/basketball/tom-thibodeau.htm

[3] Sacramento Kings: http://media.weei.com/basketball/sacramento-kings.htm

[4] according to the Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com/sports/story/1905708.html

[5] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[6] Phoenix Suns: http://media.weei.com/basketball/phoenix-suns.htm

[7] HoopsHype: http://hoopshype.com/

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