Tom Thibodeau said that the New York Knicks vetted Rick Brunson amid concern that the team did not conduct an investigation into the events that lead to the assistant coach's resignation while with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Brunson, who was hired by Thibodeau this summer, was accused of improper conduct toward women while on the job in 2018. A woman, who did not work for the team, filed a complaint to the Wolves alleging that Brunson made unwanted advances towards her during the playoffs. 

“I would just say in general, our organization is gonna vet everyone. That’s a normal protocol now. But I’m not sure exactly of everything that was done, but I know whenever they hire anyone, they’re gonna vet them," said Thibodeau.

Thibodeau then deferred to team president Leon Rose when asked to clarify his comments. 

Rose has previously declined to comment on the situation.