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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 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&...
  • Bulls get Jimmy Butler back, clinch playoff berth

    Bulls get Jimmy Butler back, clinch playoff berth
    With two answers, one short and one strong, Joakim Noah summarized the state of the Bulls, who clinched their seventh straight playoff berth Monday with a 98-86 victory over the Hornets. "No," Noah said, when asked if the Bulls' defense is where it...
  • 'Crazy' shots come naturally for Bulls' Aaron Brooks

     'Crazy' shots come naturally for Bulls' Aaron Brooks
    There's a wonderfully chill vibe to Aaron Brooks, an arched eyebrow approach to an NBA that both has rewarded and has rejected him. To wit, his successive remarks when asked how he thinks he's playing — "What do you see?" — and when told that...
  • 3-pointers: Breaking down Bulls' win over Hornets

    3-pointers: Breaking down Bulls' win over Hornets
    The Bulls improved to 43-29 with Monday's 98-86 victory over the Hornets. Here are three observations. Nikola Mirotic is making a late Rookie of the Year push. Forget whatever defensive deficiencies he has occasionally, although eight more defensive...
  • Monday's recap: Bulls 98, Hornets 86

    Monday's recap: Bulls 98, Hornets 86
    The summary The Bulls welcomed Jimmy Butler back from an 11-game absence to an injured left elbow with a 98-86 victory Monday over the Hornets. Butler scored 19 points with nine rebounds, while Nikola Mirotic scored 28 points with eight boards. Pau...
  • Bulls play it safe, rest Joakim Noah against Hornets

    Bulls play it safe, rest Joakim Noah against Hornets
    The Bulls scratched Joakim Noah before Monday's game with what the team called "general soreness." In reality, it's a precautionary move since the uber-important center had his left knee surgically repaired last May. Noah, the subject of a minutes limit...
  • Bulls score 19 points in 19 minutes in falling apart down the stretch

    Bulls score 19 points in 19 minutes in falling apart down the stretch
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Whatever the Bulls' playoff seed turns out to be, it will be difficult not to remember their two trips to the Palace of Auburn Hills this season. If the February clunker here in the first game after the All-Star break didn'...
  • Obama Watches Princeton Women Start NCAA Tourney Right

    The Princeton women's basketball team remained unbeaten, opening the NCAA Tournament with an 80-70 win over Green Bay Saturday in College Park, Md. The No. 9 seed Tigers may be shaping up as America's Team in this tournament, so why not have America's...
  • Bulls' Taj Gibson figures to return tonight versus Raptors

    Bulls' Taj Gibson figures to return tonight versus Raptors
    Taj Gibson has only one more hurdle to clear before suiting up tonight against the Raptors. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said the team will “double-check” his left ankle, which he severely sprained Feb. 27, in pregame warmups. “If...
  • Big shots in close games don't intimidate rookie Nikola Mirotic

    Big shots in close games don't intimidate rookie Nikola Mirotic
    In March, or basically in a Bulls' world without Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson, Nikola Mirotic is averaging 20.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. The Montenegrin rookie is averaging 10 points in the fourth quarter, with 100 of his 208...