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Stefan Bondy: Thibodeau takes Knicks to school, has players memorize strategy guides before Game 1 vs. Hawks

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NEW YORK — Professor Thibs’ class is in session. The only assignment is beating the Hawks. Tom Thibodeau’s extensive preparation included issuing two strategy guides to his players for memorization, reiterating the coach’s Belichick-ian reputation as the Knicks had nearly a week to prepare for Game 1. Derrick Rose, who has played for Tom Thibodeau on three different teams spanning eight seasons, said the coach is similarly committed to planning as a decade ago but has altered the homework. “Only thing that’s changed is the playbook. The books that we get,” Rose said. “They don’t look like bind…

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