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New, improved Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau returns to Minnesota

When 17th-century poet George Herbert was the first to pen the line, living well is the best revenge, he probably didn’t anticipate it would fit so well into the career of Tom Thibodeau. But here we are.

Thibodeau returned to Minnesota Wednesday night, his first time back at the Target Center since he was unceremoniously dismissed as the Timberwolves coach and president. And his revenge has come in the form of finding himself as a leading candidate for NBA Coach of the Year with the Knicks shedding much of their dysfunctional past and finding themselves in the mix for a top-four seeding in the Eastern Conference.