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Tom Thibodeau

  1. Doc Rivers says Bulls would be “nuts” to let Tom Thibodeau leave

    Jan 24, 2014, 5:38 PM EDT

    Tom Thibodeau

    Tom Thibodeau is old school, hard-driving, a work-a-holic who is in to win now no matter who is on the roster. If Jimmy Butler has to play 60 minutes in a 3OT game, so be it. Wins are what matter. Those kinds of coaches, even when they have success, can wear on players and an…

  2. Thibodeau sides with Jordan over LeBron. At least for now.

    Oct 24, 2012, 8:20 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls' coach Tom Thibodeau yells out during the first quarter of their NBA pre-season basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Chicago, Illinois

    Oh good, more LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan discussion. Because we haven’t beat Man O’ War enough. At least this time the opinion comes from Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, who had to coach against both (he was an assistant with the Knicks in the ‘90s). He was asked about it Tuesday night and he used…

  3. Deng practicing with Bulls, says “the wrist is the wrist”

    Oct 3, 2012, 11:38 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls' Deng goes to the basket against the Miami Heat during second half of their NBA basketball game in Chicago

    At the end of last season, a lot of newspaper ink and Internet bandwidth in and around Chicago was spent focusing on Luol Deng’s wrist. He could have gotten surgery on it but instead he played through it then played for Great Britain in the London Olympics. Now he is back in Bulls training camp,…

  4. Bulls announce four-year contract extension with Thibodeau

    Oct 1, 2012, 2:18 PM EDT

    Tom Thibodeau

    You knew they were going to work this out, the only questions were when and how much. We don’t know the how much part yet, but we know the when — Bulls GM Gar Forman announced a four-year contract extension with coach Tom Thibodeau during the team’s media day on Monday according to the team’s…

  5. Report: Thibodeau, Bulls talking contract extension again

    Sep 6, 2012, 1:39 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose listens to coach Tom Thibodeau during their NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Chicago

    Tom Thibodeau has a contract for next season. But not the one after that. And contract extension talks between Thibodeau and the notoriously stingy Bulls ownership have not gone smoothly before, with the two sides reportedly nowhere near each other. But they seem to be talking again, according to ESPNChicago.com. Chicago Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf…

  6. Report: Bulls to draft Kansas’ Tyshawn Taylor at No. 29

    Jun 28, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

    Final Four - Ohio State v Kansas

    The Bulls have a point guard — that Derrick Rose guy is pretty good. But whenever he returns from his ACL rehab, he will be the man. But who will be the backup? Next season and long term? This report from Vin Parise of the NBC Sports Network may answer that. According to league sources,…

  7. Bulls will pick up option on Tom Thibodeau’s contract

    May 15, 2012, 7:03 PM EDT

    Tom Thibodeau

    It’s a no brainer. Bulls GM Gar Forman confirmed during a press conference Tuesday the team will pick up the option on Tom Thibodeau’s contract for next season. From the AP: Forman says Thibodeau is “one of the finest coaches in the league” and the Bulls are “hopeful he’ll be our coach long term.” Thibodeau…

  8. PBT Extra: Talking Rose-less Bulls with Aggrey Sam

    May 1, 2012, 9:45 PM EDT

    Derrick Rose, Taj Gibson, Ronnie Brewer, Joakim Noah

    The biggest story of the playoffs so far is still Derrick Rose‘s knee injury — it has radically altered a title contender. So what’s the team’s mood? When will people back off Tom Thibodeau? How far can they go now? We asked all these things of a guy you should be reading anyway, Aggrey Sam…

  9. Gregg Popovich named NBA Coach of the Year

    May 1, 2012, 2:35 PM EDT

    Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, DeJuan Blair, Gregg Popovich

    The announcement came Tuesday afternoon with a press conference to follow where Gregg Popovich will be uncomfortable answering media questions. Spurs headman Gregg Popovich has been named NBA Coach of the Year. Mike Monroe of the Express-News was first with the report but the league has now confirmed it. And it’s a good call. When…

  10. Mike Brown says injuries to Rose, Shumpert a product of the shortened season

    Apr 29, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Derrick Rose of the Bulls and Iman Shumpert of the Knicks both suffered season-ending knee injuries on the opening day of the playoffs Saturday, and Lakers head coach Mike Brown believes the compressed schedule that players faced in this lockout-shortened season may have had something to do with it. Speaking before his team was set…

  11. Thibodeau says he’s “fine” with contract situation as report states … well, that he’s not

    Mar 31, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Tom Thibodeau

    It’s easy to get lost in the recent past. The Bulls are a monstrously successful organization. They’ve won six championships in team history, all in the past 21 years, and have consistently made the playoffs. They’re an ATM machine for their owner, Jerry Reinsdorf, who also owns the White Sox, an equally successful venture. They…

  12. Derrick Rose “week-to-week” with groin, not running yet

    Mar 22, 2012, 11:07 PM EDT

    Derrick Rose, John Lucas III

    It’s not about now anymore. It’s about five weeks from now. That’s not completely a sentiment shared by Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, who it seems has pushed his players hard, trying to get the top seed in the East. For him, playing is how you get ready for the playoffs, he told the Chicago Tribune.…

  13. Richard Hamilton’s shoulder may not be right by playoffs

    Mar 9, 2012, 11:53 AM EDT

    Richard Rip Hamilton

    At the end of the Bulls loss to the Magic Thursday night you saw how much Chicago misses Richard Hamilton — Chicago shot 2-for-10 in the final five minutes with Kyle Korver going an uncharacteristic 0-for-5. They needed another reliable scorer on the floor. Rip can be that scorer, but a shoulder injury has him…

  14. Rip Hamilton injures shoulder, could be out a while

    Mar 6, 2012, 10:14 AM EDT

    Richard Hamilton

    Well, on the up side the Bulls are used to playing without Richard Hamilton in the lineup. And they may be for a while — Rip injured his shoulder in the Bulls win Monday over the Pacers. There are not a lot of details but what Aggrey Sam found out for CSNChicago.com doesn’t make it…

  15. Derrick Rose cleared, in lineup Monday vs. Hawks

    Feb 20, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose listens to coach Tom Thibodeau during their NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Chicago

    UPDATE 4:13 pm: Rose is back and in the starting lineup. Remember that while he was out for back spasms, he had played through a turf toe injury before that and this time off certainly will help a little with that as well. 3:50 pm: After missing five games due to a back injury, Derrick…

  16. Tom Thibodeau the player was all about offense. Seriously.

    Feb 17, 2012, 2:06 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Chicago Bulls

    There is a Tom Thibodeau you don’t know. Tom Thibodeau the shoot first, offensive-minded gunner. That Thibodeau was much younger, thinner, had more hair, and was still not the tallest guy on the team. But he was still always about hard work, about learning, about attention to detail. And about winning. That’s according to Peter…

  17. Chicago’s Tom Thibodeau will coach Eastern All-Stars

    Feb 15, 2012, 2:09 AM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Chicago Bulls

    This does not mean that Luol Deng is going to play 41 minutes of the All-Star Game. Probably. With their win Tuesday night, the Chicago Bulls will have the best record in the Eastern Conference on Feb. 15 at 24-7, which means Tom Thibodeau will coach the All-Star Game for his conference. Soctt Brooks of…

  18. Derrick Rose ruled out for Sunday’s game against Boston

    Feb 12, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat

    Derrick Rose may be able to quietly slink to the bench prior to a Friday night game against the Charlotte Bobcats without much notice, but ducking out of the lineup due to injury before a nationally televised Sunday matinee against the kind-of-rival Boston Celtics? That’s another matter entirely. Chicago’s recent blowouts of the Nets and…

  19. Luol Deng and the cruel tutelage of Tom Thibodeau

    Feb 5, 2012, 2:26 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Boston Celtics

    Bulls fans have been perplexed by Tom Thibodeau’s management of minutes. For the reigning Coach of the Year, a man who has transformed the Bulls into a defensive juggernaut, the East’s best regular season team and a Conference Finalist, it’s really one of the handful of criticisms you can make against Thibs. He routinely plays…

  20. Are the Bulls taking too long to agree to an extension with Thibodeau?

    Jan 15, 2012, 8:20 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Chicago Bulls

    Tom Thibodeau won 62 games in his first season as Chicago’s head coach. He won Coach of the Year. He took his team to the Eastern Conference Finals. So naturally, the Bulls are taking their time agreeing to an extension with him. And now, there’s a report from New York that he’s not super-thrilled with…

  21. What the Bulls should do when the lockout ends

    Sep 27, 2011, 6:03 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Five

    The Bulls were one of the NBA”s best success stories last season. Nobody saw them as serious contenders coming into the year, but first-year head coach and defensive guru turned the Bulls into the league’s best defensive team, the Bulls’ bench mob made them perhaps the deepest team in the league, and Derrick Rose became…

  22. Tom Thibodeau has major off-season knee surgery

    Jul 29, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Chicago Bulls

    Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau’s knee was really killing him last season. Which makes sense when you learn that he’s basically been bone-on-bone in that knee for 30 years. Not that he said a word about it. He went through the season as he has every year in the NBA not complaining, just grinding through…

  23. Thibodeau thinks Derrick Rose not getting the calls

    May 25, 2011, 12:37 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game Three

    Derrick Rose has averaged 6.5 free throws a game so far in the Eastern Conference Finals, which is down just slightly from the 6.9 trips to the line he averaged during the regular season. But Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was expecting a lot more. And he’s blaming the officials. Kind of. In an “I don’t…

  24. NBA Playoffs: Can Bulls find answers to Heat’s questions?

    May 23, 2011, 12:54 AM EDT

    Heat's James and Haslem celebrate a basket against the Bulls during Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Finals NBA basketball series in Miami

    LeBron James didn’t really get going as a scorer (holding him to 22 points is keeping them in check). Same with Dwyane Wade who had just 17 points. The Bulls grabbed 32.5 percent of their missed shots for offensive rebounds. The Bulls limited the Heat’s transition points. Carlos Boozer put up 26 points with 17…

  25. NBA Playoffs Heat vs. Bulls Game 3: Advantage, home-court and otherwise

    May 22, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT

    Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Taj Gibson

    How many times do you read the word “advantage” in sports? It’s used so frequently even in the face of the obviousness of what it implies. After all, what makes teams “bad” so often is a lack of advantage, or a lack of willingness to exploit that advantage. Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks is…

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