Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald got a brief lowdown of new Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau’s offensive gameplan for the upcoming season:
“We’re going to start with our defense and our rebounding. I believe if you do those things well, it puts you into the open floor. You obviously want to play with pace. I think you try to get as many easy baskets as possible.
“The first thing we’re looking for is layups and dunks. The second thing would be deep post ups and the third thing would be open jump shots. We want to play with a quick pace, we want to get the ball in the paint, play inside-out and we want to play unselfishly.”
My favorite part of the description? Open jump shots came last. And I didn’t see any mention of the Bulls’ favorite option from the past few seasons: The contested, long-range, two-point jumper. Hopefully, that shot is an endangered species in Chicago.