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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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  • 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...
  • 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,&...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jerry Krause lauds Fred Hoiberg as leader of high character

    Jerry Krause lauds Fred Hoiberg as leader of high character
    When Jerry Krause signed Fred Hoiberg as a free agent in September 1999, one skill stood out. "He could really shoot," the Bulls' longtime general manager said. Shortly after Hoiberg arrived for the first of his four seasons with the Bulls, another...
  • Lakers Coach Byron Scott earns right to stay as hope overtakes despair

    Lakers Coach Byron Scott earns right to stay as hope overtakes despair
    Byron Scott flew home from New York with the Lakers' No. 2 draft pick stuffed in his luggage and visions of rebirth filling his head. The nightmare was over. He would finally be coaching a team with a chance. The next morning he woke up and looked at...
  • ASK IRA: Are Chalmers, Dragic also question marks for the Heat?

    ASK IRA: Are Chalmers, Dragic also question marks for the Heat?
    Q: 1. Is it time for the Heat to move on from Mario Chalmers? I've rooted for the guy since he entered the league.  He has been a starter on four Finals teams, knows the Heat system, can play both guard positions and is on a very reasonable contract. ...