Julius Randle says Tom Thibodeau ought to have been coach of the month, shocked it went to Scott Brooks

New York Knicks star Julius Randle doesn’t assume Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks deserved to be named Coach of the Month for April and thinks the award ought to have gone to his coach, Tom Thibodeau, as an alternative.

Randle was the Jap Convention Participant of the Month for April after a string of sturdy performances and anticipated Thibodeau to be acknowledged alongside him. Whereas he respects what Brooks has managed to do with the Wizards in latest weeks, he feels his personal coach did a greater job.

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“I used to be very shocked by that,” the All-Star advised reporters on Wednesday, per Yahoo Sports activities. “There’s no approach in hell he shouldn’t have been coach of the month. No disrespect to Scott Brooks, he’s doing an incredible job over there with Washington. Simply the physique of labor with what Thibs has had us to all 12 months and all through the month: 9 recreation successful streak, 11-4, the way in which our offense has gone and grown all through the method of the season. Our protection, remaining one of many prime defenses. We imagine we’ve one of the best protection – however remaining one of many prime defenses within the league.

“I don’t see how he didn’t win it. But it surely’s superb. For those who ask Thibs an important factor is successful video games, in order that’s all he cares about – that’s all we care about.”

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