If you happened to see the front page of the New York Times sports section Sunday, it was “All North Shore.”
Top of the page, left side, all about Boxford’s Chris Kreider, recent NCAA champion with the Boston College Eagles, and the amazing impact he’s had since joining the New York Rangers, now in their Stanley Cup playoff push.
Just below that, covering the bottom three-quarters of the page, and the same space on page 4, a fantastic profile of former Salem State player and coach Tom Thibodeau, the newest star coach in the NBA, leading the Chicago Bulls. The story from Greg Bishop goes back to Thibodeau’s upbringing in New Britain, Conn., as well as his years at Salem State before beginning his journey as an NBA assistant and now headlining head coach.
Best parts are quotes from Salem Staters John Galaris, Nate Bryant and Pat Veilleux, all with strong connections to Thibodeau. Read it. You’ll love it.