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  1. NBA Playoffs: Heat win war of attrition, get split in Chicago

    May 19, 2011, 12:15 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

    The final box score makes it look like the Heat evened up the Eastern Conference finals with relative ease. Miami won by a final score of 85-75, the Bulls shot only 34 percent from the floor, and Derrick Rose shot 7-for-23 from the floor while LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined to score 53 points. In…

  2. Video: Thibodeau talks Bulls vs. Heat with Dan Patrick

    May 13, 2011, 12:14 PM EDT

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    Pretty good interview we thought we’d pass along from this morning… of course, we’re sure you listened attentively to every second of the Dan Patrick Show, so you’ve heard Tom Thibodeau talking playoffs. Consider this a reminder (via CSN Chicago). Thibodeau talks Heat and Bulls and the challenges LeBron and company present. He also talks…

  3. Eastern Conference Finals Preview: Bulls vs. Heat

    May 13, 2011, 2:26 AM EDT

    Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Taj Gibson

    SEASON RECORDS Bulls: 62-20 (No. 1 seed in East) Heat: 58-24 (No. 2 seed) SEASON SERIES Chicago swept the season series 3-0. The most recent game was in early March, it’s safe to say both these teams are a little different right now. Still, a sweep. PLAYOFF SERIES Bulls: defeated Indiana Pacers 4-1, defeated Atlanta…

  4. NBA Playoffs: It wasn’t just Rose, Chicago has a bench

    May 11, 2011, 2:04 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls' Taj Gibson celebrates after a basket against the Atlanta Hawks during Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference second round playoff basketball game in Chicago

    With the game on the line in the fourth quarter, Carlos Boozer was sitting on the bench. Joakim Noah was right next to him. Keith Bogans was right there with them. Taj Gibson was in, with Omer Asik and Ronnie Brewer. And they were key to the 95-83 win that leaves the Bulls just one…

  5. Winderman: Odd NBA executive vote mostly anti-Riley sour grapes

    May 10, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

    Pat Riley

    So what does the NBA think of the notion of securing a big bag of money and throwing it in front of three of the game’s best players? Apparently not much. So despite landing LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh during last summer’s free-agency-free-for-all, Heat President Pat Riley received only a partial cut of…

  6. Bulls coach Thibodeau sticks up for Carlos Boozer

    May 5, 2011, 9:48 PM EDT

    Carlos Boozer, Jeff Teague

    No, the Bulls fans were not saying “Booooooo-zer.” (Nor were they saying “Boo-erns.”) But after Joakim Noah stuck up for him, Tom Thibodeau did after practice, according to the Chicago Tribune. “We need him out there,” Thibodeau said of Boozer after Thursday’s brief practice at the Berto Center. “His rebounding is critical for us. Post…

  7. Bulls Tom Thibodeau named Coach of the Year

    May 1, 2011, 5:02 PM EDT

    Tom Thibodeau

    UPDATE 5:02 pm: It’s official, Tom Thibodeau is your Coach of the Year. He will be honored before the Bulls game Monday night. As we said, this is well deserved. The Bulls had a roster with eight new players yet melded into a defensive power that finished with the best recoed in the NBA. Philadelphia’s…

  8. With the Bulls, it’s about this year. And the five after that.

    Apr 15, 2011, 12:01 AM EDT

    New Jersey Nets v Chicago Bulls

    This season wasn’t supposed to be about the Bulls. It was about the flash of the Heat and the intensity of the Celtics making one more run. It was about the Lakers out West. The Bulls were going to be good, no doubt, but not good enough. Then they started defending like mad men, executing…

  9. Danny Granger might have been wise not to anger the Bulls

    Apr 11, 2011, 5:43 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Boston Celtics

    There is little hope for Indiana in it’s first round, one-versus-eight matchup against Chicago. The debate is really can they win one game or not. But Pacers star Danny Granger was honest with the Indianapolis Star and in doing so made sure Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau had some bulletin board material to work with. “Boston’s…

  10. Bulls make it clear — right now they are better than Celtics

    Apr 8, 2011, 1:16 AM EDT

    Derrick Rose, Kevin Garnett

    If Chicago and Boston meet in the playoffs, it will be in the second half of May. Conference finals time. Things can change and evolve in a month. But right now Chicago is the better team. Clearly. And they enter the playoffs with a lot of confidence. It wasn’t just that they beat Boston Thursday…

  11. Noah to sit out Wednesday due to sprained ankle

    Mar 30, 2011, 7:46 PM EDT

    Joakim Noah

    UPDATE 7:46 pm: It’s official, Noah will sit out the game against the Wolves — where he would have been handy against Kevin Love — due to the sprained ankle. Kurt Thomas starts in his place. 2:27 pm: Because God forbid we have all the Bulls players fully healthy for any extended stretch… Joakim Noah…

  12. Tom Thibodeau’s social life is worse than yours

    Mar 23, 2011, 10:29 PM EDT

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    As a professional blogger, I am required by law to work in my mother’s basement and never see the light of day. Even though my parents’ house has never had a basement. Still, it’s the law. But even still, my social life blows Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau’s out of the water. At least that’s what…

  13. Bulls sign Jannero Pargo, John Lucas as insurance

    Mar 20, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Chicago Bulls

    The Chicago Bulls had a couple of roster spots open, so they filled them Sunday with a couple of point guards just to have some practice depth behind Derrick Rose. Veteran journeyman Jannero Pargo (who was with the Bulls last season) and John Lucas III (who has been with the Bulls on a 10-day contract…

  14. PBT Tuesday morning one liners

    Mar 15, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Lakers

    Fascinating post at Magic Basketball: How much does rest factor into getting wins (and have the Bulls been a little lucky in that regard)? The physics of the bank shot. Tim Duncan did not write this. Fun story about the ties between Phil Jackson and Tom Thibodeau. The Wizards are trying to create a college-like…

  15. Gregg Popovich has Rick Adelman’s support for COY

    Mar 13, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors

    Coach of the Year may come down to whether you’re old school or new school this year. The expected favorite for the award is Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau, who has brought Chicago around to what may be the best win-total improvement, seed improvement, and clearly defensive improvement in the league this year, in only his…

  16. Tom Thibodeau had Obama in his corner for Bulls job

    Mar 9, 2011, 11:38 AM EDT

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    Don’t mess with Tom Thibodeau, the man has supporters in high places. The highest of places. The story goes back a few years. Thibodeau coached for a while at Harvard as a young assistant, and one of his charges was a younger Arne Duncan, co-captain of the team. Thibs impressed Duncan, and that paid off…

  17. It’s official, Joakim Noah to play for Bulls Wednesday

    Feb 21, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Joakim Noah told us this was the target date weeks ago, but now it is official. Noah will return when the Bulls take on the Raptors Wednesday, coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed to ESPN Chicago. Nothing shocking here, but it’s not official. The Bulls went 22-8 in the 30 games Noah sat out, but make no…

  18. Contenders, pretenders, wish-it-would-enders — taking stock of the NBA at the break

    Feb 18, 2011, 3:33 AM EDT

    Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

    Welcome to All-Star Weekend, when the NBA takes a break from playing games to talk about trades. And hear about the great parties that the players went to. Then talk about more trades. Then watch an exhibition with less defense than a Cavs-Raptors game. For the rest of us, it’s a good time to take…

  19. Are the Chicago Bulls contenders? They aren’t even thinking about it.

    Feb 9, 2011, 12:42 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Charlotte Bobcats

    NBA fans, most of them anyway, don’t list the Chicago Bulls among the contenders in the East. It’s Miami and Boston. (Sorry Orlando, have to earn your way back onto that list.) The Bulls being left off that list is really keeping Carlos Boozer up at night. “That’s okay, we believe in ourselves,” Boozer told…

  20. Carlos Boozer likely out again Thursday against Mavs

    Jan 20, 2011, 12:43 PM EDT

    Carlos Boozer

    Carlos Boozer sat out the Bulls game against the Bobcats and the end result was a sputtering Chicago offense and a loss. Thursday night’s opponent, the Dallas Mavericks, is far better than Charlotte (did you see them whip the Lakers last night?), but the Bulls will remain without Boozer it appears. Boozer missed shootaround Thursday…

  21. Thibodeau defends Asik’s play

    Jan 17, 2011, 6:25 PM EDT

    Omer Asik

    After Chris Bosh got injured in a collision with Chicago Bulls forward Omer Asik during Saturday’s game, he was critical of Asik after the game for diving after a loose ball that was close to Bosh’s legs. Asik didn’t come all that close to the ball, but he did end up making contact with Bosh’s…

  22. Carlos Boozer benched in fourth quarter, not sure why

    Jan 6, 2011, 10:05 AM EDT

    Carlos Boozer, Kurt Thomas

    For the entire fourth quarter of a close game Wednesday — a game Chicago lost — Carlos Boozer sat and watched. Coach Tom Thibodeau had benched Boozer, the Bulls second best player. And he was none to pleased about it, as ESPNDallas reports. “You got to talk to Thibs about that,” Boozer said. “That was…

  23. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Tom Thibodeau is good but still learning

    Jan 6, 2011, 7:40 AM EDT

    Sasha Vujacic

    What you missed while listening to Josh Groban sing the tweets of Kanye West… The Celtics and Spurs were our Game of the Night. Nets 96, Bulls 94: Tom Thibodeau has turned the Chicago Bulls into one of the best defensive teams in the league. He has them winning despite injuries to key players. He…

  24. Bulls lose to the Clippers — think they miss Joakim Noah now?

    Dec 20, 2010, 12:25 PM EDT

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    For all of you out there insistent that the Bulls should put Joakim Noah in the offer package for Carmelo Anthony — did you watch your team Saturday? The Bulls lost at home to the Los Angeles Clippers. Yes, those Clippers, who picked up their seventh win of the season that night. Blake Griffin went…

  25. Pacers Jim O’Brien doesn’t think Roy Hibbert is having a good season

    Dec 14, 2010, 9:35 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Phoenix Suns

    The best coaches know how to pick their spots. When to praise, when to criticize, when to ride the hot hand of guys off the bench and when to get the starters back in to keep a run going. Honestly, the last couple days I have no idea what Indiana’s Jim O’Brien is thinking. None.…

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