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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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  • 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...
  • Bad, dumb and soft is no way to win a series, Bulls

    Bad, dumb and soft is no way to win a series, Bulls
    If the Bulls can’t eliminate Zaza Pachulia from the playoffs, then how will they ever eliminate LeBron James? The Bulls haven’t become the first team in NBA history to blow a three-games to-none lead, but they can see it from here. The...
  • With chance to advance, Bulls show lack of urgency in Game 5 loss

    With chance to advance, Bulls show lack of urgency in Game 5 loss
    Opportunity greeted the Bulls when they arrived Monday at the United Center. It was ignored, neglected badly enough to wonder if coach Tom Thibodeau's team ever will seize it this postseason. Perhaps the Bulls were too busy looking ahead to see what was...
  • 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...
  • For slumping Bulls, 'the effort' proves elusive

     For slumping Bulls, 'the effort' proves elusive
    HOUSTON — Some nights, the problem is defense. Wednesday in Houston, it was offense. Some nights, these Bulls still resemble the grinders that averaged 51.3 regular-season wins in coach Tom Thibodeau's first four seasons. Wednesday in Houston,...
  • Bulls all can do their jobs better — including coach Tom Thibodeau

    Bulls all can do their jobs better — including coach Tom Thibodeau
    Not to say the Bulls look lost but nobody would be surprised if they added Siri to the roster to make sure they navigate their way to New Orleans in time for Saturday's fourth straight loss. To be fair, the Bulls haven't lost to the Pelicans yet. We...
  • Sighting: John Fox, Ryan Pace dine at Chicago Cut

    Sighting: John Fox, Ryan Pace dine at Chicago Cut
    I predicted on Twitter that the first restaurant new Bears’ coach John Fox would hit in Chicago would either be Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Chicago Cut Steakhouse or Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse-Chicago. Was I right? I don't know for...
  • Wednesday's recap: Rockets 101, Bulls 90

    Wednesday's recap: Rockets 101, Bulls 90
    The summary The Rockets played without injured center Dwight Howard and still won with relative ease, 101-90, scoring the first 13 points of the fourth quarter. The Bulls again struggled on defense, allowing James Harden & Co. to take control in the...