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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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  • Nikola Mirotic returns for Bulls after missing one game with leg injury

    Nikola Mirotic returns for Bulls after missing one game with leg injury
    MILWAUKEE — Ninety minutes before tipoff Saturday, as he did leg exercises outside the Bulls' locker room, Nikola Mirotic smiled when asked if he'd play in Game 4 against the Bucks. "Ask the coach," Mirotic said. Minutes later, Tom Thibodeau...
  • Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah hurting, but still rebounding

    Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah hurting, but still rebounding
    MILWAUKEE — About an hour before Game 3, Taj Gibson lay face down on a table in the Bulls locker room. A trainer put in extensive work on his left ankle before attending to the right … and then back to the left. The bigger physical issue...
  • In nuanced fashion, Nikola Mirotic calls on Zaza Pachulia to clean up act

    In nuanced fashion, Nikola Mirotic calls on Zaza Pachulia to clean up act
    MILWAUKEE — English may be Nikola Mirotic's third language, but he has mastered it enough to learn the art of subtlety. In his first public comments since the Game 2 scuffle with Zaza Pachulia in which he was injured, the Bulls rookie walked to...
  • Bulls hoping for 'home-court' advantage in Milwaukee

    Bulls hoping for 'home-court' advantage in Milwaukee
    Perhaps the playoffs will be different. But for several seasons, Bulls-Bucks games at Milwaukee's Bradley Center have sounded a lot like Bulls-Bucks games at the United Center. "It's definitely irritating," said Mike Dunleavy, who spent two seasons with...
  • Return of robust rebounding against Bucks a playoff key for Bulls

    Return of robust rebounding against Bucks a playoff key for Bulls
    Jimmy Butler didn't mince words when the Bucks turned their April Fool's Day home victory over the Bulls into a stone-cold serious physical affair. "Whooped our ass on the boards," the Bulls guard said that night. "That can't happen." Joakim Noah...
  • Taking Ollie At His Word — Why Wouldn't We?

    Taking Ollie At His Word — Why Wouldn't We?
    He can't turn around and take the Oklahoma City Thunder job now without coming off as disingenuous, devious and deceitful. Kevin Ollie hasn't been known as that kind of man. He wouldn't take the escalator to skip the staircase of honesty. "As I've said...
  • Bulls' Nikola Mirotic out for Game 3 vs. Bucks

    Bulls' Nikola Mirotic out for Game 3 vs. Bucks
    Nikola Mirotic’s strained left quadriceps is improving, but the talented rookie is out for Game 3 on Thursday in Milwaukee. Mirotic rode a stationary bicycle during the Bulls’ Wednesday practice and got up some set shots afterward. “...
  • Don't expect Tom Thibodeau to walk away from Bulls

    Don't expect Tom Thibodeau to walk away from Bulls
    In 2010, after close to two decades toiling as an NBA assistant, Tom Thibodeau finally stood over his dream scenario. While serving as Doc Rivers' associate head coach in the Celtics' second trip to the NBA Finals in three years, Thibodeau weighed...
  • No timetable for injured Nikola Mirotic: 'Going to be a few days'

    No timetable for injured Nikola Mirotic: 'Going to be a few days'
    How long Nikola Mirotic is sidelined depends on how quickly his strained left quadriceps and swollen left knee respond to treatment. But the Bulls’ X-factor is in jeopardy of missing Thursday’s Game 3 at least. “It’s going to...
  • Magic should not deal pick to hire coach

    Magic should not deal pick to hire coach
    There’s speculation that the Magic would be interested in Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau if he becomes free. That’s all well and good (if a long shot) unless it comes with a string attached: The surrendering of a first-round draft pick....
  • 3-pointers: Breaking down Bulls' Game 2 win

    3-pointers: Breaking down Bulls' Game 2 win
    The Bulls took a 2-0 series lead over the Bucks with their 91-82 home victory Monday. Here are three observations. Jimmy Butler is averaging 11 free throws per game. Butler is taking his aw-shucks, "I'm from Tomball, Texas" routine to a new level in...