It's an unlikely scenario, but if Tom Thibodeau were to leave the Chicago Bulls this summer following the Luol Deng trade and years of disagreement with the front office, New York could be a potential destination.
He has earned a reputation as an elite head coach during his time in Chicago but has done so with little help from management, which has refused to hit the luxury tax—to the point that the team traded Deng and let go of almost every member of the impressive bench in 2012.
At the same time, though, Thibodeau has a strong relationship with his players and at this point has a much better shot at the title with Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and company than he does in New York, where things are still uncertain.
In terms of fit, the mix of his defense and Phil Jackson's offensive system has the potential to be a perfect combination, but it still seems unlikely that he'd jump ship, even if he is still angry at the front office.
Ironically, Thibodeau was an assistant for the Knicks between 1996 and 2003, and letting him go is just one of many regrets the franchise should have from the early 2000's, not that anyone could have predicted the heights he would eventually reach at the time.
Having seen what he's done with a decimated roster, the Bulls are unlikely to let Thibodeau go so easily, but it is worth considering, given the rumors that surfaced this year, per the New York Post.