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Celts' Thibodeau makes sense for Nets

Defensive guru has proven himself at every NBA coaching stop

Updated: May 5, 2010, 11:37 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Tom Thibodeau went on a job interview Monday night without even knowing it. As the Belichickian defensive coordinator of the Boston Celtics, Thibodeau moved himself a little closer to the New Jersey Nets bench by slapping the Game 2 brakes on a runaway MVP, LeBron James.

Thibodeau isn't the sexiest of candidates, nor does he match up with the assumption incoming Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov will chase a big American name with his bigger Russian checkbook.

But an external audit of a ...

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