Report: Thibodeau turns down Hornets

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The New York Post is reporting that Boston Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau has turned down an offer to coach the Hornets.

The report was penned by veteran NBA writer Peter Vecsey.

Hornets spokesman Harold Kaufmann said the report is "absolutely not true." He would not elaborate.

If Thibodeau spurns the Hornets, the job is expected to go to Portland assistant Monty Williams.

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