Ricky Rubio can still clearly recall the screams. However, it's equally true of Tom Thibodeau's brilliance on offence as well as his reputation-making defence.
Rubio, who spent one year of the 2016–17 NBA season playing for Thibodeau in Minnesota, can speak to the development of the current New York Knicks head coach.
During his one season playing for Thibodeau, who was looking for a point guard with a new skill set, Rubio averaged 11.1 points and a career-high 9.1 assists per game.
For instance, in 2021, before tearing his ACL against Thibodeau's Knicks, he scored a career-high 37 points.