Found March 04, 2013 on TheProBasketballTalk:
PLAYERS: Tom Thibodeau
TEAMS: Indiana Pacers
The biggest story in sports right now without a doubt is that Derrick Rose sat on the bench on Sunday to watch his mates take on the Indiana Pacers.  Derrick Rose Watch has been an exciting and controversial story in the NBA world with media and friends debating if he should even return.  Having everybody following his every move from dunking 4 times in a row in a pre-game work out or walking through a tunnel on his own power, the Rose watch could shake up the Eastern Conference.  Just to show you how important Derrick Rose sitting on the bench is, let's look at everyone cover this topic: Rose spent several stoppages sharing observations with teammates and jumped to his feet often to celebrate positive plays. But ultimately, both Rose and coach Tom Thibodeau downplayed any significance to Rose's decision and said it may not occur regularly. via KC Johnson/ Chicago Tribune "It was great," Joakim Noah said. "It was great. I know that it's toug...

Danny Granger Experiencing Soreness In Knee

Danny Granger has only played 18 minutes over the Pacers last 2 games before being shut down due to soreness in the same knee that kept him out most of the season. According to the Indy Star: Granger only played eight minutes against the Bulls because of soreness in his left knee, the same knee that caused him to miss most of this season. He went scoreless, missing all three shots...

Pacers 97, Bulls 92

David West scored 31 points and George Hill added 20, leading the Indiana Pacers past the Chicago Bulls 97-92 in a Central Division showdown Sunday night. Indiana (38-22) has won seven of its last eight games, going 6-1 since the All-Star break, and holds a four-game lead over second-place Chicago. The Bulls were led by Marco Belinelli and Jimmy Butler, who each had 20 points for...

Can The Pacers Beat The Heat?

With 25 games left in the NBA season, two teams look like they have separated themselves from the rest of the pack in the East. Right now the possible match-up between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers is drawing a lot of attention as of late. This match-up is becoming even more interesting because Danny Granger is returning from a knee injury, which makes this Pacers team even...

Bulls-Pacers Preview

With their highly ranked defense playing especially tough lately, the Indiana Pacers seek to extend their lead in the Central Division over the offensively challenged Chicago Bulls. The Pacers will try for their seventh win in eight games overall and third in a row over the Bulls on Sunday night when they meet in Indiana. Following back-to-back home losses, Indiana held just a...

Joakim Noah Says Tom Thibodeau Doesn’t Understand The Whole Rest Thing

The Chicago Bulls play as hard as any team in the NBA, and that can sometimes rub a team or players the wrong way.  Tom Thibodeau rides his starters hard, and most average over 40 plus minutes a game. That’s his system and his players understand that.  As All Star center Joakim Noah told, Thibodeau “doesn’t really understand that whole rest thing anyway.” “I...

Joakim Noah admits that Tom Thibodeau doesn't quite grasp concept of resting players

Thibs is all business, all game long, even in blowouts It's widely-known around the NBA that the head coach of the Chicago Bulls, former Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau, doesn't take crap from very many people and also doesn't care very much about what others think of him team, himself, or even his actions as coach. Thusly, his practice of playing his best...

Derrick Rose Sits On Bulls' Bench For First Game Since Injury

Tom Thibodeau and Derrick Rose both downplayed Rose joining the team on the bench, with the Bulls' head coach saying it might not happen regularly.

Shootaround: Small surprises

 Brooklyn Nets (34-25) vs. Chicago Bulls (33-25) 8 p.m. At this point in the season it is the little surprises that have tom ake a coach very happy. The little things like scoring a big victory, getting another team within your sights in the Playoff race and seeing great individual performances. A perfectionist like Tom Thibodeau probably does not care so much about...
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