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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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  • Mirotic impressive in Bulls' debut

    Asked which lineup made him most happy in the Bulls' preseason opening loss to the Wizards Monday night, coach Tom Thibodeau cracked wise. "Well, I don’t know if I’m ever happy," he said. Then Thibodeau found a subject that pleased him....
  • Bulls, without Noah, fall to Pistons in OT

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The funny thing is, Doug McDermott experienced no nerves Tuesday night. Admittedly jittery for Monday’s exhibition opener, McDermott fared well that night and eagerly looked forward to Tuesday, a game the Bulls eventually...
  • Short night for Rose; strong debut for Mirotic

    Short night for Rose; strong debut for Mirotic
    The Bulls opened their preseason schedule Monday night at the United Center with the end in mind. Neither Derrick Rose nor Joakim Noah played in the second half of the 85-81 loss to the Wizards, and coach Tom Thibodeau said Noah is almost certain not to...
  • NBA fines Noah, Pierce for altercation

    NBA fines Noah, Pierce for altercation
    The NBA fined Joakim Noah and Paul Pierce $15,000 apiece for their roles in an altercation during Monday's preseason opener at the United Center. Additionally, four Wizards drew a one-game suspension for leaving the bench area and will miss Washington's...
  • Derrick Rose, Bulls embrace preseason opener vs. Wizards

    Derrick Rose, Bulls embrace preseason opener vs. Wizards
    Some may scoff at the Chicago Bulls' 12-game preseason win streak. Tom Thibodeau wouldn't be one of those people. “I don’t subscribe to the notion that (preseason) games aren’t important, regular-season games aren’t important,&...
  • Bulls' exhibition opener showtime for Rose, Gasol

    Bulls' exhibition opener showtime for Rose, Gasol
    There are plenty of storylines for the Bulls' exhibition opener Monday night against the Wizards. And, no, playoff revenge and a 12-game preseason winning streak aren't among them. But perhaps the most important for long-term success this season is the...
  • Brooks latest point guard looking to revive career with Bulls

    Brooks latest point guard looking to revive career with Bulls
    Aaron Brooks didn't need to review the career-reviving roles backup point guards like C.J. Watson, John Lucas III, Nate Robinson and D.J. Augustin have performed for the Bulls. All the Seattle native had to do was listen to Robinson — who, uh,...
  • Gibson still in hunt for Sixth Man Award

    Gibson still in hunt for Sixth Man Award
    If players voted, Bulls forward Taj Gibson already would have one first-place nod for this season's Sixth Man of the Year award. "To win big, sacrifices must be made, and I think Taj is a proven winner and someone who will sacrifice for this team,"...
  • Off-court transition may be toughest for Bulls' Mirotic

    Off-court transition may be toughest for Bulls' Mirotic
    Nikola Mirotic has a 4-month-old son, is speaking in his third-best language and is living in a new country. For all the talk about how difficult Mirotic's transition to the NBA will be after a successful European career, his biggest adjustment actually...
  • Bulls' Tom Thibodeau talks closing time

    This, we know: Tom Thibodeau said he views Joakim Noah, Pau Gasol and Taj Gibson all as starters. This, we also know: Thibodeau said at both Gasol's introductory news conference in July and on the eve of Bulls' training camp that he won't play all three...
  • Hinrich chooses family, Bulls over bigger payday

    It's not about the money. That's a comment that has been uttered countless times by athletes, often seemingly without much thought or conviction, followed by a signature on a contract with the most commas. And then there's Kirk Hinrich. In July,...