New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau has been doing an admirable job in his first year with the team. The franchise’s former star in Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony didn’t hold back in acknowledging the work and of Thibodeau in the Big Apple, so far.

“I think we all know what Thibs brings to the game,” Anthony said via SNY TV. “It’s just his intensity and his focus and his attention to detail. Any team he’s ever coached have played the same way.

The 36-year-old Syracuse product also gave praises to the team’s young players who have been putting up great performances early on to contribute to the rebuilding cause of the Knicks.