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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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  • 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...
  • Sighting: Jabari Parker dines at Gibson's Bar & Steakhouse-Chicago

    Sighting: Jabari Parker dines at Gibson's Bar & Steakhouse-Chicago
    Gibson's Bar & Steakhouse continues to be a favorite for professional athletes and coaches, no matter how many new steakhouses keep popping up in the Chicago area. Of the 19 sports sightings listed below, nine took place at a Gibson's location: -...
  • Next Magic coach needs instant credibility

    Next Magic coach needs instant credibility
    The Magic announced Tuesday that James Borrego will finish the season as interim coach, and I can't help but root for him. He's Rudy and Rocky rolled into one. He's such a big underdog to permanently keep the job that even the ant trying to move that...
  • Behind Derrick Rose, Bulls show they're still team to beat in East

     Behind Derrick Rose, Bulls show they're still team to beat in East
    Before Derrick Rose turned Thursday night's 113-98 victory over the Cavaliers into his own personal All-Star Game, the teammates who will represent the Bulls at the annual extravaganza stood proudly at midcourt. Jimmy Butler, dressed in white slacks and...
  • Bianchi: Magic should once again pursue Billy Donovan

    Bianchi: Magic should once again pursue Billy Donovan
    It's time for the Orlando Magic to hire a coach who is a living legend in these parts and the greatest basketball coach this state has ever seen. Time to hire a coach who would give the flagging franchise instant credibility, buzz and relevance....
  • Tip to Bulls: Soft and satisfied no way to go through NBA

    Tip to Bulls: Soft and satisfied no way to go through NBA
    The Bulls got lucky in Orlando, but the surprise is that they admitted it. “Let’s face it,’’ Pau Gasol said after the 98-97 victory Sunday, “we got away with one.’’ Finally, a spasm of honesty out of a team...
  • Bulls' Mike Dunleavy, Tom Thibodeau reflect on loss of Dean Smith

     Bulls' Mike Dunleavy, Tom Thibodeau reflect on loss of Dean Smith
    ORLANDO, Fla. — For Mike Dunleavy, son of an NBA coach, the decision of where to attend college came down to Duke or North Carolina. Dean Smith, Dunleavy recalled, got involved in his recruitment, sending him letters and sitting with him at a...
  • Bulls get away with one, edge Magic 98-97

    Bulls get away with one, edge Magic 98-97
    ORLANDO, Fla. — It's a good thing the Bulls are coming back to Chicago. There might be a warrant out for their arrest in Florida after they stole a game from the Magic on Sunday. "Let's face it," Pau Gasol said after the 98-97 victory. "We got...
  • Bulls' 107-72 win their most lopsided of season

    Bulls' 107-72 win their most lopsided of season
    NEW ORLEANS — It's a tired storyline, and Tom Thibodeau seems tired of talking about it. In a spirited defense of his defense before Saturday night's game against the Pelicans, the Bulls coach reeled off a bunch of statistics to counter claims...
  • Saturday's recap: Bulls 107, Pelicans 72

    Saturday's recap: Bulls 107, Pelicans 72
    The summary The Bulls clobbered the Pelicans 107-72 to end a three-game skid. A night after the Pelicans stunned the Thunder with 116 points, they were held far below their previous season-worst of 80. Joakim Noah did a terrific job on Anthony Davis,...
  • Rookie Doug McDermott learning patience, as well as defense in the NBA

    Rookie Doug McDermott learning patience, as well as defense in the NBA
    HOUSTON — The gap between college basketball and the NBA actually is quantifiable. It measures 80 inches and about 225 pounds. Doug McDermott dominated at Creighton, a first-team All-American who led the nation in scoring (26.7 points per game) as...