Tag Archives | Tom Thibodeau

Celtics-Bulls Preview

Boston Celtics Status Check: Record: 12-11 Division: 2-4 Conference: 7-8 Road Record: 4-7 Last 10 Games: 5-5 Streak: Lost 2 Last game: 103-88 loss to San Antonio PPG: 97.4 (12th) Opponents PPG: 97.9 (16th) Offensive Rating: 103.2 (19th) Defensive Rating: 103.7 (10th) Pace: 92.3 (12th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .502 (9th) Turnover Percentage: .143 (17th) […]

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Bulls-Pistons Preview

Detroit Pistons Status Check: Record: 6-14 Division: 1-0 Conference: 4-3 Home Record: 5-4 Last 10 Games: 5-5 Streak: Lost 1 Last game: 104-97 loss to Golden State PPG: 93.2 (25th) Opponents PPG: 96.2 (13th) Offensive Rating: 101.8 (26th) Defensive Rating: 105.1 (17th) Pace: 91.6 (18th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .476 (18th) Turnover Percentage: .149 (27th) […]

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Tom Thibodeau finally gets his contract extension

After months of hand-wringing and head-scratching by sports writers and fans, the Bulls have finally come to terms with Tom Thibodeau on a contract extension. Let the relief wash over you in an awesome wave. From ESPNChicago: The Chicago Bulls and coach Tom Thibodeau agreed on a four-year contract extension, the team announced on Monday. […]

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Tom Thibodeau: NBA Coach of the Year

It’s official. Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald writes: “In his first season as an NBA head coach, Thibodeau led the Bulls to the NBA’s best record at 62-20. That matched Paul Westphal (Phoenix, 1992-93) for the best record by a first-year coach. … He’s the Bulls’ fourth coach of the year, following Johnny “Red” […]

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Keith Bogans: The Bulls’ newest starter

While reveiwing the Bulls’ preseason stats, I said: “Going into training camp, everybody figured it was a two-man race for the starting shooting guard spot. Those two men being Ronnie Brewer (the presumed starter) and Kyle Korver (the challenger). Only Bogans started all eight games. And although it may only have been because Brewer was […]

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Can a Luol Deng revival happen this season?

ESPN’s Marc Stein mentioned yesterday that the Bulls had plans to meet with free agent center Erick Dampier last night. The meeting happened, but that’s about it. Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald tweeted: “Bulls may meet with Erick Dampier in Dallas, but at this point have no plans to sign ex-Mavs center, a source says.” I’m […]

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A brief preview of Tom Thibodeau’s offense

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 […]

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A hearty welcome to Tom Thibodeau

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 […]

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