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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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  • For Pelicans and Bucks, there were lessons in Game 1 losses

    New Orleans and Milwaukee were facing long odds before the postseason even began, and now the task of advancing in the NBA playoffs seems considerably more daunting. That's not to say there's no hope. The Pelicans and Bucks will try to even their...
  • 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...
  • Hawks' Mike Budenholzer voted NBA coach of the year

    Hawks' Mike Budenholzer voted NBA coach of the year
    Mike Budenholzer of the Atlanta Hawks has been chosen as NBA coach of the year. The second-year coach was honored Tuesday after leading the Hawks to a 60-22 record — the best in franchise history — and top seed in the Eastern Conference...
  • Bulls showing their age, in a good way

    Bulls showing their age, in a good way
    You can't blame Milwaukee if it has a big brother complex when it comes to Chicago. The Bucks haven't had success anywhere close to what the Bulls have had in the past 30 years. Even the games in Wisconsin feel like Bulls home games. Then there's...
  • Balanced Bulls get big game from Jimmy Butler, go up 2-0 on Bucks

    Balanced Bulls get big game from Jimmy Butler, go up 2-0 on Bucks
    There's an enduring image from the 2011 Eastern Conference finals, the last Bulls playoff run Derrick Rose successfully navigated at full health. It's of Heat forward LeBron James switching onto Rose late in games and, more often than not, smothering...
  • Bulls' Mike Dunleavy likes his chances to finally get past 1st round

    Bulls' Mike Dunleavy likes his chances to finally get past 1st round
    This is Mike Dunleavy's 13th NBA season. He has never reached the second round of the playoffs. In fact, until last season, his first with the Bulls, Dunleavy had never played on a team with a winning record. His sub-.500 Pacers lost to the Bulls in...
  • 3-pointers: Breaking down Bulls' win over Nets

    3-pointers: Breaking down Bulls' win over Nets
    The Bulls improved to 49-32 with their 113-86 road victory Monday over the Nets. Here are three observations. Derrick Rose has increased the offensive pace. Forget his statistics. Just watch the way Rose plays. He is consistently advancing the ball...
  • Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler show Bulls what they'd been missing

    Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler show Bulls what they'd been missing
    At one point in their shared podium appearance after their stellar performances in Game 1, Derrick Rose leaned over to Jimmy Butler and said, "This is so awkward." Butler laughed and replied, "Yeah, it is." The Bulls' backcourt mates were referencing...
  • Taj Gibson plays bigger role than Nikola Mirotic in Game 1

    Taj Gibson plays bigger role than Nikola Mirotic in Game 1
    Tom Thibodeau wouldn't touch the subject after Sunday's practice. But he answered the question with his playing time distribution in Game 1, using Taj Gibson almost twice as much as Nikola Mirotic. Gibson's ability to guard multiple positions seems a...