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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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  • Balanced Bulls get big game from Jimmy Butler, go up 2-0 on Bucks

    Balanced Bulls get big game from Jimmy Butler, go up 2-0 on Bucks
    There's an enduring image from the 2011 Eastern Conference finals, the last Bulls playoff run Derrick Rose successfully navigated at full health. It's of Heat forward LeBron James switching onto Rose late in games and, more often than not, smothering...
  • Bulls' Mike Dunleavy likes his chances to finally get past 1st round

    Bulls' Mike Dunleavy likes his chances to finally get past 1st round
    This is Mike Dunleavy's 13th NBA season. He has never reached the second round of the playoffs. In fact, until last season, his first with the Bulls, Dunleavy had never played on a team with a winning record. His sub-.500 Pacers lost to the Bulls in...
  • Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler show Bulls what they'd been missing

    Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler show Bulls what they'd been missing
    At one point in their shared podium appearance after their stellar performances in Game 1, Derrick Rose leaned over to Jimmy Butler and said, "This is so awkward." Butler laughed and replied, "Yeah, it is." The Bulls' backcourt mates were referencing...
  • For Pelicans and Bucks, there were lessons in Game 1 losses

    New Orleans and Milwaukee were facing long odds before the postseason even began, and now the task of advancing in the NBA playoffs seems considerably more daunting. That's not to say there's no hope. The Pelicans and Bucks will try to even their...
  • Taj Gibson plays bigger role than Nikola Mirotic in Game 1

    Taj Gibson plays bigger role than Nikola Mirotic in Game 1
    Tom Thibodeau wouldn't touch the subject after Sunday's practice. But he answered the question with his playing time distribution in Game 1, using Taj Gibson almost twice as much as Nikola Mirotic. Gibson's ability to guard multiple positions seems a...
  • Bulls should be happy to fly under the radar

    Bulls should be happy to fly under the radar
    The NBA playoffs have always been an exciting time in Chicago. But this year the postseason feels a little bit different. Despite winning 50 games and finishing third in the Eastern Conference, there are virtually┬áno expectations of this year’s...
  • Bulls banking on season-long minutes restrictions to pay off in playoffs

    Bulls banking on season-long minutes restrictions to pay off in playoffs
    The high point of the Bulls' disjointed season might not have come when Derrick Rose shredded the Cavaliers for 30 points and seven assists in a 15-point victory just before the All-Star break. It probably didn't occur when Pau Gasol dropped a career-...
  • Bulls confident for Game 2

    Bulls confident for Game 2
    The Bulls have their game faces on. "I think our guys understand it’s one game," coach Tom Thibodeau said following Sunday's brief practice. "We gotta prepare ourselves for this next one. Don’t get lost at looking at the last game or the...
  • It's that time of the season for Bulls' Pau Gasol

     It's that time of the season for Bulls' Pau Gasol
    Last summer, in a conference room at the Los Angeles offices of agent Arn Tellem, Pau Gasol and Tom Thibodeau talked NBA Finals. Not only did they discuss how the addition of Gasol as a free agent would greatly aid the Bulls' chances, the former...
  • Vintage Derrick Rose brings swagger, Bulls bring dagger in playoff opener

    Vintage Derrick Rose brings swagger, Bulls bring dagger in playoff opener
    Exactly 1,085 days later, Derrick Rose finished a Bulls playoff game — an entertaining 103-91 victory Saturday night over the Bucks at the United Center. And a city exhaled. The last time Rose started one didn't end so well. You recall the scene...
  • Column: Hawks, Warriors have plenty of playoff doubters

    They won 60 games, which is the accepted NBA standard of greatness. They blew away everyone else in the Eastern Conference — including you, LeBron James. Yet, there's hardly anyone outside Atlanta who believes the Hawks will make it to the NBA...