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Tom Thibodeau

  1. The Tom Thibodeau-LeBron James via William Wesley corrolary

    Jun 6, 2010, 8:30 AM EST

    The Bulls’ hiring of Tom Thibodeau is in and of itself a great maneuver. Thibodeau, long considered a defensive guru and a major component of the Celtics’ ridiculous defense the last two years. He’s widely respected and was considered an obvious choice (seriously, the Bulls could ink LeBron on the first day of free agency…

  2. Thibodeau accepts deal to coach Bulls, Hornets have deal with Monty Williams to become coach

    Jun 5, 2010, 1:59 PM EST

    UPDATE 2:40 PM: K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune is reporting that Thibodeau has accepted the Bulls’ offer, but neither team will officially announce his decision until after the NBA finals have concluded. 1:59 pm: The New Orleans Hornets moved on from Tom Thibodeau Friday afternoon and by Saturday morning they got the other guy…

  3. Wither Tom Thibodeau?

    Jun 4, 2010, 8:21 AM EST

    New Orleans has made their offer and wait. Chicago had an interview and now is deciding what to do. New Jersey and the Los Angeles Clippers are waiting in the wings. Tom Thibodeau is a very popular man these days. It seems clear he will not be back on the Celtics bench next year, even…

  4. Report: Thibodeau turns down Hornets, or not. We don't know yet.

    Jun 3, 2010, 2:45 PM EST

    UPDATE 2:45 pm: Now it appears that there is no decision, but the deadline is looming for one this afternoon. At least that’s what Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski said on twitter. Tom Thibodeau is still in play for Hornets job and clock’s ticking toward an afternoon deadline to accept or reject offer, sources tell Y! We…

  5. Report: Tom Thibodeau more interested in Nets job

    Jun 2, 2010, 9:42 PM EST

    Tom Thibodeau has a bird in the hand — an offer from the New Orleans Hornets. They want an answer. But the New Jersey Nets have expressed interest, and that has led to a dilemma for Thibodeau, according to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated (via twitter). Multiple sources have told SI that Thibodeau is more…

  6. Hornets pushing Tom Thibodeau to make up his mind. Not like he's got anything else to think about.

    Jun 2, 2010, 4:14 PM EST

    You know how life works — you’re biggest, toughest decisions come when you have no time to think about it because the rest of your world is crashing down on you. It’s always everything at once. Welcome to Tom Thibodeau’s world. On one hand, the Celtics assistant coach and defensive guru has the simple little…

  7. Might Lakers Brian Shaw bring the triangle offense to Chicago?

    May 31, 2010, 5:57 PM EST

    The triangle offense can win — 10 of the last 19 titles have gone to teams running the offense, and another triangle team is in the NBA finals this season. Of course, there’s a few other minor factors that go into that — Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Phil Jackson.…

  8. Hornets enter negotiations with Tom Thibodeau to become head coach

    May 31, 2010, 9:40 AM EST

    Right now Tom Thibodeau may be the prettiest girl in the bar, and the Hornets are stepping up to make their move. New Orleans has entered negotiations with Thibodeau to become their new head coach, according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski. This means that Hornets General Manager Jeff Bower has exchanged offers with CAA, the firm…

  9. Mike Brown to be interviewed by the Nets

    May 29, 2010, 4:10 PM EST

    Mike Brown has coached a team to the best record in the East two consecutive years. Critics can point to the playoff flameouts, the simplistic offenses, the heavy reliance on LeBron James. (That last one makes no sense — if you have LeBron James you better use him a lot. Who should shoot more on…

  10. Today's coaching carousel: Hawks interview Mark Jackson, Bulls chase after Thibodeau

    May 29, 2010, 1:34 PM EST

    Mama, their goes that wanna-be coach. Mark Jackson — the former All-Star point guard and current NBA analyst for ABC/ESPN — is getting an interview for the Atlanta Hawks head-coaching job, according to FanHouse. The Hawks waited until Jackson was done with his responsibilities covering the Eastern Conference Finals before conducting the interview. (Off topic…

  11. William Wesley is everywhere, now represents Tom Thibodeau

    May 28, 2010, 12:16 PM EST

    William Wesley is everywhere. Most recently, he’s been the guy linked to trying to push LeBron James and John Calipari as a package. Although his employer — CAA — also represents Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, so there are all sorts of connections. And now you can add Tom Thibodeau to the list. Brian Windhorst…

  12. NBA Playoffs, Celtic Magic Game 5: It's all about the pick-and-roll

    May 26, 2010, 3:45 PM EST

    The numbers tell the story: In the first three games of the series the Magic ran 33 pick-and-roll plays. In Game 4 they ran 43. And won.(via Eddy Rivera) And these weren’t just your standard screens. They were staggered double screens, with Rashard Lewis setting a first screen before Jameer Nelson came off that one…

  13. Hornets do want Thibodeau, but haven't made a formal offer

    May 26, 2010, 1:15 PM EST

    Tom Thibodeau seems destined to finally join the head coaching ranks this summer after working for 19 years as an assistant. However, whether that opportunity will come with the Hornets or another team is still up in the air. Although New Orleans is definitely interested in bringing Thibodeau in as their new head coach (particularly…

  14. Kobe Bryant, the high school years

    May 25, 2010, 5:02 PM EST

    There was a time when Kobe was fresh faced and innocent. Well, as innocent as anyone is in high school anymore, but far more innocent and naive to the world than he is now. Even then, Kobe was a high school sensation, back before we had one of those every year and manufactured them as…

  15. Hornets set to offer Tom Thibodeau their head coaching job

    May 25, 2010, 9:30 AM EST

    Tom Thibodeau deserves a head coaching job — the man has paid his dues, 19 years as an NBA assistant, and one of the best at it. Now it appears he is going to get to move over to the big chair. According to the Times-Picayune, the New Orleans Hornets are going to offer their…

  16. Bulls make push to interview Celtics defensive mastermind Tom Thibodeau

    May 24, 2010, 2:47 PM EST

    Remember how the Bulls fired Vinny Del Negro and were going to get an experienced head coach, one with NBA playoff experience? That or Tom Thibodeau, apparently. With Thibodeau one of the finalists for the New Orleans Hornets job, the Bulls have stepped up their pursuit of the Boston Celtics defensive mastermind, according to the…

  17. Cavaliers dream big, will settle in finding a replacement coach

    May 24, 2010, 9:02 AM EST

    Mike Brown is out. The Cavs have a decision to make. And they can’t afford to screw it up. Look at the best coaches being interviewed around the league for the current job openings: Avery Johnson, maybe Celtics defensive guru Tom Thibodeau is in there. That is not good enough for the Cavaliers. They need…

  18. Avery Johnson may not be the Hornets man, they keep interviewing

    May 17, 2010, 1:39 PM EST

    When the New Orleans Hornets went in search of a new coach, the prevailing wisdom was this was Avery Johnson’s job to lose. He’s a Louisiana native, he likes a style and pace that would suit Chris Paul, and the incoming owner Gary Chouest liked him. Johnson may have lost it. Depends on who you…

  19. Nets wisely waiting until after the lottery to sign their next head coach

    May 12, 2010, 12:53 PM EST

    Though I’m sure all of the ’08-’09 Nets are eager to erase any and all semblances of the nightmare season that was, they’ll have to wait just a bit longer before the new coaching regime can officially begin. According to Al Iannazzone of NorthJersey.com, Rod Thorn hasn’t even spoken to the coaching candidates already with…

  20. Byron Scott will not be your next Sixers coach

    May 7, 2010, 10:06 AM EST

    While the coaching carousel is just starting to spin for this summer, the list of guys getting interview has become pretty standardized. Tom Thibodeau, Dwane Casey, Doug Collins, Mark Jackson, Byron Scott — these guys all get calls. Except in Philadelphia, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The 76ers do not plan to contact Byron Scott…

  21. Hornets are not waiting in coaching search

    May 7, 2010, 9:39 AM EST

    There are a lot of teams looking for a head coach for next season, and most are taking their time. Chicago Bulls staff said as much, while the Los Angeles Clippers have been stone silent. Not the New Orleans Hornets. They are on it. Five interviews in three days, including two more on Thursday, according…

  22. Jeff Van Gundy: What's so wrong about a serious head coach?

    May 6, 2010, 1:23 PM EST

    “We need a guy who can relate to today’s player.” You here variants of that sentence in so many coaching searches, teams looking for a guy who can relate to, joke around with and get through to players that way. Jeff Van Gundy wants to know why? In talking about why Boston assistant coach Tom…

  23. Have the Hornets interviewed you yet? They're interviewing everybody else.

    May 4, 2010, 10:56 AM EST

    New Orleans is leaving no stone unturned in their search for a new coach who can keep Chris Paul from bolting town in 2012. That is job number one, don’t forget. Two seasons may seem like a long time away to worry about such things, but two more seasons like this last one will have…

  24. Tom Thibodeau may finally be off the coaching carousel

    May 2, 2010, 11:44 PM EST

    For several years Tom Thibodeau has been riding the coaching carousel, interviewing for head jobs. He’s been on it so long that the unicorn has his vomit stained on it and he’s permanently lost his sense of balance. But finally, mercifully, his merry-go-round may be coming to an end. The Boston Herald is reporting that…

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