Sebastian Pruiti of NBA Playbook has provided a rather extensive description of how new Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau will improve Chicago’s pick-and-roll defense. It’s a great read. Check it out.
It’s official. Like, officially official. Welcome to the Windy City, Tom. Believe me, we’re pleased as punch to have you here. A real, certified, honest-to-goodness, championship-experienced coach. That’s not a dig on former coach Vinny Del Negro, by the way. Said Thibodeau: “It’s been a long wait for me and to be in this city with […]
As relief washes over Bulls fans — the team finally has a coach, and a good one at that — it’s probably worth briefly discussing the “connection” between Tom Thibodeau and LeBron James. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports writes: “World Wide Wes has been telling everyone that he believes LeBron James is leaning hard toward […]
According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: “Though no official announcement will come until after [Tom] Thibodeau serves as associate head coach for the Celtics in the NBA Finals, multiple sources confirmed the longtime assistant accepted a three-year deal worth roughly $6.5 million.” Honestly? I am stoked. I think this is a fantastic choice and a […]
Remember how it was rumored that the Bulls met with Celtics assistant coach Tom Thibodeau the night before Boston played in Game 1 of the NBA Finals? And how the Celtics denied it? Well, it happened. According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports: “Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers insisted he was ‘fine’ […]
It has been rumored that the Bulls’ coaching search includes Celtics assistant coach Tom Thibodeau. If so, there are good reasons for it, not the least of which is that Thibodeau is by all accounts the mastermind of Boston’s “iron curtain” defense. And the Bulls aren’t the only team interested in him. In fact, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported […]
According to Jim O’Donnell of the Chicago Sun-Times, Kevin McHale is now an official part of the Bulls’ coaching search. According to McHale, anyway. Said McHale: ”We’ve had some just primary discussions and I’ve talked to both Gar and Pax a little bit. So, I mean, we’ll see where it goes from there. As far as […]
Amar’e Stoudemire: I’ve already made my thoughts on Amar’e Stoudemire pretty clear. I believe there are flaws in his game and I would really hate for the Bulls to give him a huge, long-term contract. And I’m not the only person who doesn’t think STAT is worth a max payday. Could Stoudemire help the Bulls? Absolutely. The […]
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the New Orleans Hornets have made a formal offer to Boston Celtics assistant and defensive mastermind Tom Thibodeau. And what does that mean for the Bulls? Stein writes: “Sources say the Bulls, meanwhile, have scheduled an interview this week with [Lawrence] Frank while waiting to see whether Thibodeau takes the New […]
Regarding all those rumors, Phil Jackson himself said: “I have no, at all, desire to go back to Chicago and coach the Bulls.” I guess that’s that.