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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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  • Bianchi: Gators replacing Ray Graves with Doug Dickey was worse than Muschamp, Zook hires

    Bianchi: Gators replacing Ray Graves with Doug Dickey was worse than Muschamp, Zook hires
    Running off at the typewriter … University of Florida football fans may think the hirings of Will Muschamp and Ron Zook were bad, but they pale in comparison to the worst coaching decision in UF football history — the day former school...
  • Nikola Mirotic ties career high with 29 points as Bulls blow out Raptors

    Nikola Mirotic ties career high with 29 points as Bulls blow out Raptors
    Midway through the fourth quarter, an off-balance Nikola Mirotic surged to the rim and knocked in a difficult layup while getting hacked by Tyler Hansbrough. In a rare display of emotion, the bearded 24-year-old rookie signaled the "and-one" — and...
  • 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┬áK.C. Johnson’s piece in Monday&...
  • If Bulls management and coach don't bend, realistic NBA title hopes end

    If Bulls management and coach don't bend, realistic NBA title hopes end
    A nationally respected college sports figure who lives outside the Chicago area texted a question Friday impossible to answer without cramping my thumbs. "So why is (Tom) Thibodeau going to leave?" he asked. The implication, based on subsequent texts:...
  • Minute limits now for Joakim Noah, unlimited potential later for Bulls

     Minute limits now for Joakim Noah, unlimited potential later for Bulls
    The man of the minute, Joakim Noah hoisted the NBA Cares Community Assist award over his head Wednesday night at the United Center and displayed it to the crowd of 21,753 like it was the Larry O'Brien Trophy. The look in Noah's eye and grin on his...
  • Think college sports matter around here? Just stop it

    Think college sports matter around here? Just stop it
    I think it’s so cute the way some people think college sports matter around here. It’s an occurrence as regular as busted brackets and vacated titles: The NCAA tournament makes Illinois the poster child for flyover states. I think it&...
  • Russell Westbrook scores 43, Bulls still rally for 108-105 victory

    Russell Westbrook scores 43, Bulls still rally for 108-105 victory
    There was talk of Kobe Bryant before the game. And Michael Jordan. That speaks to the outrageous level of Russell Westbrook's play. The Thunder guard is the ultimate playmaker, a man who determines how nearly every possession will go. "There's nothing...
  • With season on line, Bulls respond like they just wanted it to end

    With season on line, Bulls respond like they just wanted it to end
    With five minutes left Thursday in the Bulls' season-ending 94-73 loss to the Cavaliers, thousands of fans at the United Center started flocking to the exits. They should have stayed to boo this team into the offseason. That's what the Bulls...
  • Craig Sager plans colorful return for Bulls-Thunder game

    Craig Sager plans colorful return for Bulls-Thunder game
    Craig Sager, the man with sport coats in every color with the possible exception of conventional black and navy, had a choice in mind for his return to an NBA sideline. After an 11-month battle with leukemia, he planned on an orange selection for TNT&...
  • What a joke: Derrick Rose gets outplayed by a walk-on

    What a joke: Derrick Rose gets outplayed by a walk-on
    LeBron James couldn’t shoot or handle the ball, and made it worse by getting into foul trouble. Kyrie Irving came up lame and played only 12 minutes. But in a win-or-walk playoff game with so much falling his way, Derrick Rose, the Bulls’...
  • Did Derrick Rose's knee surgery remove or repair Tom Thibodeau's job security?

    Did Derrick Rose's knee surgery remove or repair Tom Thibodeau's job security?
    When doctors removed the┬ádamaged part of meniscus from Derrick Rose’s right knee Friday, did they replace it with extra job security for Tom Thibodeau? Or is that still bone-on-bone, too? The Bulls said the timetable for Rose’s return is...