Doc Rivers was asked on a conference call by a reporter from New Orleans if the Hornets had made assistant coach Tom Thibodeau an offer for their head coaching position. "No, not yet," Rivers said. "I'm hoping they do soon. He deserves it. I haven't heard much. Thibs and I do talk about it. So we're just hoping." As a follow-up, Rivers was asked if this was a distraction. "I'm not worried about it," Rivers said. "There's nobody that's going to work harder than Tom Thibodeau. Ever. He will never be a distraction. That's the one guy I have no concern with.