New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau is known as being an intense, all-business basketball coach. That was even evident with the Knicks’ 108-100 preseason victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night, improving New York’s preseason record to 3-0.

But in the postgame press conference, Thibodeau wanted the media to know that he’s just a laid back dude.

In fact, Thibodeau literally said, “I’m just a laid back dude.”

That’s good stuff. Every here and there, the Thibs sense of humor and laughter comes out.

And his (usual) no-nonsense mentality has produced some impressive results over the years, like with the Knicks’ shocking 41-31 record in the 2020-21 NBA season (he won the NBA Coach of the Year award). Thibs will surely have the Knicks playing great defense and grinding on a gamely basis this season too.

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