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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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  • ASK IRA: Will Spoelstra be looking over his shoulder in '15-16?

    ASK IRA: Will Spoelstra be looking over his shoulder in '15-16?
    Q: I know how crazy this will sound, but hear me out: With Tom Thibodeau likely to still be floating out there as a potential coaching hire, is there any chance Pat Riley goes that route if Erik Spoelstra fails to deliver with a healthy roster? --...
  • Despite Iowa State success, Fred Hoiberg always aspired to be NBA coach

    Despite Iowa State success, Fred Hoiberg always aspired to be NBA coach
    Fred Hoiberg's homespun nickname, his prolific scoring at Iowa State and his excellent coaching tenure at his alma mater led most to believe he was a so-called "college" guy. Hoiberg corrected the record Tuesday after the Bulls introduced him as their...
  • Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers

    May 31, 2015 (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald Thibs, Hastert, Strong and our rush to judgment If you follow NBA basketball, you've probably got an opinion about the firing of Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. We certainly do. We've got an opinion on...
  • At first impression, Fred Hoiberg comes across as the anti-Tom Thibodeau

    At first impression, Fred Hoiberg comes across as the anti-Tom Thibodeau
    Somewhere between a sweet story about the birth of his twin sons in Chicago and a wry claim that his Ames, Iowa, high school team was better than Doug McDermott's, it became apparent Tuesday what about Fred Hoiberg appealed most to Bulls executives. Tom...
  • On The Fly: Hoiberg Hopes To Bring Winning Touch To Bulls

    On The Fly: Hoiberg Hopes To Bring Winning Touch To Bulls
    Fred Hoiberg officially became the new coach of the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, replacing New Britain native Tom Thibodeau, who was fired amid friction with the front office. Hoiberg, who played for the Bulls from 1999-2003, was on fire as coach at Iowa...
  • Tim Floyd forecasts Bulls success for 'humble, inquisitive' Fred Hoiberg

    Tim Floyd forecasts Bulls success for 'humble, inquisitive' Fred Hoiberg
    Tim Floyd has no doubt Fred Hoiberg will win far more than he did with the Bulls. Why? Need we remind you that the second-best player on the 1998-99 Bulls, Floyd’s first team, was Dickey Simpkins? “I like the roster he is stepping into,&...
  • Does Bulls management want a coach or a puppet?

    Does Bulls management want a coach or a puppet?
    I can’t believe the Bulls' new coach isn’t Reggie Rose. I mean, he might be the only one who could tell us why the star point guard disappeared in an elimination game. When Derrick Rose was actually found after that last playoff game, he...
  • Jeff Van Gundy slams Bulls for 'lack of class'

    Jeff Van Gundy slams Bulls for 'lack of class'
    Jeff Van Gundy, friend and former boss of Tom Thibodeau, has been critical of Bulls management and was again Tuesday during an ESPN conference call. “I’ve got a couple comments,” Van Gundy said. “One, I’m pulling my name...
  • Jay Williams says ex-teammate Fred Hoiberg great choice for Bulls

    Jay Williams says ex-teammate Fred Hoiberg great choice for Bulls
    During his 2002-03 rookie season, which featured moments of star potential but far more losing and frustration than he ever experienced at Duke, Jay Williams claimed the Bulls owed the city of Chicago more effort. "I got ripped because I was a rookie...
  • Iowa hometown reveres Fred Hoiberg as a 'genuine' icon

    Iowa hometown reveres Fred Hoiberg as a 'genuine' icon
    So what if seemingly everyone with a reporter's notebook and Twitter handle says it's a done deal. Until the official word comes at 2 p.m. Tuesday that Fred Hoiberg has become the Bulls' coach, Iowa State alumnus and Hoiberg friend Dickson Jensen says:...
  • Pau Gasol thanks Tom Thibodeau as Bulls prepare to name Fred Hoiberg coach

    Pau Gasol thanks Tom Thibodeau as Bulls prepare to name Fred Hoiberg coach
    As the Bulls prepare to announce Fred Hoiberg's hiring as their new coach, last summer's prime free-agent acquisition addressed the dismissal of their last. Pau Gasol, who earned his first starting All-Star berth in the first season of his three-year...