“No, no, Rip is a big part of what we’re doing,’’ Forman said when asked about the validity of all the Hamilton talk. “I think Rip’s been really good.’’
One problem with those rumors: Coach Tom Thibodeau isn’t looking to stand in the way of management’s decisions, but there’s enough of a relationship between him and the front office that the head chef is at least allowed to have some say in what he’s cooking.
Thibodeau thinks Hamilton’s presence in the second half of the season, as well as the playoffs, will be huge from a leadership standpoint.
“They have to look at everything; that’s what their job is. But we’ve been very pleased with the job [Hamilton] has done. We’re thinking about him being here, and that’s why we’re handling him like this [limiting minutes]. We want to do what’s best for the team and what gives us our best chance of winning.’’
via Chicago Sun-Times