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Tom Thibodeau

Tom Thibodeau
Tom Thibodeau was named head coach of the Chicago Bulls in June 2010. He has been an assistant coach in the NBA since 1989. This is his first job as a head coach.
Tom Thibodeau was named head coach of the Chicago Bulls in June 2010. He has been an assistant coach in the NBA since 1989. This is his first job as a head coach. « Show less

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  • Bright side of Bulls injuries: Developing depth

    Among the byproducts of the Bulls having their starters intact only 19 times, going 15-4 in those games, are the development of players such as Nikola Mirotic and Tony Snell and bigger roles assumed by Aaron Brooks and others. This depth gives coach Tom...
  • Lull in NBA schedule comes at a good time for Bulls

    Lull in NBA schedule comes at a good time for Bulls
    Reclining in front of his locker stall at the Air Canada Centre late Wednesday with a smile on his face, Joakim Noah put it best. "Two games in a week is unheard of," Noah said. "I'm hoping I can use that time to get some lifts in and get my body right....
  • Q&A: K.C. Johnson's Bulls mailbag

    Q&A: K.C. Johnson's Bulls mailbag
    There are nine games left in the Bulls regular season. Do you know where their playoff seed is? That question, for now, is unanswerable. Here are others that are not. What will the Bulls do with this year’s first-round pick? Their own pick,...
  • 3-pointers: Breaking down the Bulls' victory

    The Bulls improved to 43-29 with Monday's victory over the Hornets. Here are three observations: Nikola Mirotic is making a late Rookie of the Year push. Forget whatever defensive deficiencies he has occasionally, although eight more defensive...
  • Raptors coach says Bulls' Nikola Mirotic 'not your typical rookie'

    Raptors coach says Bulls' Nikola Mirotic 'not your typical rookie'
    TORONTO — Dwane Casey slipped in a sly comment regarding Bulls rookie Nikola Mirotic's propensity to draw fouls. "He has the soccer mentality a little bit," Casey said. The Raptors coach meant flopping, not footwork, for a player he otherwise...
  • Wednesday's recap: Bulls 16, Raptors 103

    Wednesday's recap: Bulls 16, Raptors 103
    The summary Not only did the Bulls sweep the four-game season series from the Raptors with their 116-103 comeback victory, they moved 11/2 games ahead in the race for the Eastern Conference's third seed. Jimmy Butler's 23 points led five Bulls in...
  • Monday's recap: Bulls 98, Hornets 86

    Monday's recap: Bulls 98, Hornets 86
    The summary The Bulls welcomed Jimmy Butler back from an 11-game absence to an injured left elbow with a 98-86 victory Monday over the Hornets. Butler scored 19 points with nine rebounds, while Nikola Mirotic scored 28 points with eight boards. Pau...
  • Bulls play it safe, rest Joakim Noah against Hornets

    Bulls play it safe, rest Joakim Noah against Hornets
    The Bulls scratched Joakim Noah before Monday's game with what the team called "general soreness." In reality, it's a precautionary move since the uber-important center had his left knee surgically repaired last May. Noah, the subject of a minutes limit...
  • Derrick Rose needs to do something he hasn't done before

    Derrick Rose needs to do something he hasn't done before
    It’s a recurring headline with Derrick Rose. It’s also a recurring headache. And a recurring doubt, frustration, anger, you-name-it. “Contact next hurdle for Rose,’’ read the top of K.C. Johnson’s piece in Monday&...
  • Bulls get Jimmy Butler back, clinch playoff berth

    Bulls get Jimmy Butler back, clinch playoff berth
    With two answers, one short and one strong, Joakim Noah summarized the state of the Bulls, who clinched their seventh straight playoff berth Monday with a 98-86 victory over the Hornets. "No," Noah said, when asked if the Bulls' defense is where it...
  • 'Crazy' shots come naturally for Bulls' Aaron Brooks

     'Crazy' shots come naturally for Bulls' Aaron Brooks
    There's a wonderfully chill vibe to Aaron Brooks, an arched eyebrow approach to an NBA that both has rewarded and has rejected him. To wit, his successive remarks when asked how he thinks he's playing — "What do you see?" — and when told that...