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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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  • Pretty good news in bad Bulls ending

    The Bulls finally had their full roster for Sunday’s game against the Knicks in New York. Fat lot of good it did them. Their offense looked worse than ever and their help defense was a joke. I mean, by the end of the first quarter, I wanted to stop...
  • And it only gets uglier

    And it only gets uglier
    Tom Thibodeau said the Bulls have to play to their strengths, and I’m wondering, do they have any left? After that miserable Game 2 of the Bulls’ playoff series with Philadelphia, Luol Deng repeatedly said “Derrick’s not here,&...
  • Any chance Bulls' plan for Game 6 won't embarrass NBA?

    Any chance Bulls' plan for Game 6 won't embarrass NBA?
    So, I’m reading that Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer will have to put up another combined game of 40-plus points and 20-plus rebounds if the Bulls are going to win Game 6 in Philadelphia on Thursday night to force a deciding game at home. Yes. Well....
  • Bulls' playoff plan: Wait till Nets turn stupid

    In NBA playoff parlance, we call this a gift. The beaten-up, struggling, Derrick-Rose-less Bulls get a first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, perhaps the dumbest team in the league. The Bulls won three of the four games against the Nets...
  • What are Bulls doing to Derrick Rose?

    What are Bulls doing to Derrick Rose?
    The Bulls said the decision to return from ACL surgery on his left knee is up to Derrick Rose. The team also said it wouldn’t pressure Rose to return. But yet, the story the Bulls planted last week in an online report felt oily and appeared to...
  • Rose returns, and he still won't find a second star

    Rose returns, and he still won't find a second star
    Derrick Rose is coming back to play his first real game in 18 months. But he is not bringing another superstar with him. Drive home safely, Chicago. Rose has looked terrific in exhibition games, attacking the basket as fearlessly as we remember and...
  • Bulls will face Pacers' trap, so recognize it already, OK?

    Derrick Rose said the Bulls were surprised by the Pacers’ double-teaming in Game 2 of their playoff series, and I’m wondering, how is a Tom Thibodeau team surprised by anything? That’s both a compliment and a What The . . .? First,...
  • Bulls connect the dots: Get a first quarter, get a win

    Bulls connect the dots: Get a first quarter, get a win
    Derrick Rose looked like he was so hating the MVP trophy presentation before Game 2 of the Bulls’ playoff series against the Hawks. He appeared to be hoping Commissioner David Stern would shut up already so he he could play. So he could avenge...
  • Shooter Doug McDermott should be perfect for Bulls

     Shooter Doug McDermott should be perfect for Bulls
    On a recent trip to a Mexican restaurant in Chicago, Doug McDermott noticed someone in line staring at him. "The guy was like, 'Wait, you're that 'McBuckets' guy,'" McDermott recalled last week in an interview on WGWG-FM. "That's when I knew the...
  • A perfect game, a perfect way to take their talents to South Beach

    A perfect game, a perfect way to take their talents to South Beach
    Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau probably will hammer his team for allowing 73 points. Heck, he’d hammer his players for allowing two. But quick, someone tell the coach his Bulls played as brilliant a game as you could ask for in ending Atlanta’s...
  • Heat can't run, Bulls make them hide

    Heat can't run, Bulls make them hide
    Dwyane Wade said the Bulls’ aggressive defense in the second half of Game 1 made sure “we weren't comfortable in offensive sets," and I’m wondering, the Heat have “sets’’? Wait, isolation plays are considered “...