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TOM THIBODEAU RUMORS

Nikola Mirotic: Tom Thibodeau was 'a difficult coach'

The 2015 season was the first for Nikola Mirotic in the NBA, and it was the last for Tom Thibodeau as head coach of the Bulls.Thibodeau had been widely regarded as one of the league's best coaches, but he has a demanding style that can become grating to players over time, and that, along with clashes with the front office, led to the franchise deciding to go in a different direction...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thibodeau resisted use of player-monitoring technology

One of the reasons Tom Thibodeau wore out his welcome in Chicago was his alleged refusal to rest players and manage minutes. That’s why it comes as no surprise that Thibodeau had a simple message for Bulls management when they explored the idea of having players use wearable technology that helps monitor recovery — keep...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bulls and the culture of fitting in

Hit us up on Twitter @CrossoverNBA Have you ever been a part of a panel job interview? And I’m not talking about being the sweating dude with a bunch of resumes on the other side of the desk. I’m talking about being the one asking the questions. Sometime after all of the candidates have been interviewed, selections for finalists are made. The question always gets asked, and...
Via Crossover Chronicles
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Fred Hoiberg already has five-year deal with Bulls

The Chicago Bulls finally got rid of Tom Thibodeau as their head coach last week, and it sounds like they already have his replacement. Actually, it sounds like they’ve had his replacement lined up for much longer. The New York Daily News’ Frank Isola reports that the Bulls had already discussed the parameters of a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Several Bulls players threatened to boycott Thibodeau

Several members of the Chicago Bulls wanted Tom Thibodeau gone so badly that they threatened to not show up to the team facility if he wasn’t fired, according to a report. Dan Berstein of CBS Chicago reported on Thursday that “at least three” Bulls starters ripped Thibodeau in their end-of-season meetings with management and said...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls had security escort Thibodeau out of facility

If you thought the divorce between Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls was an amicable one, think again. In addition to blasting Thibodeau in a press release on Thursday that officially announced he had been fired, the Bulls apparently felt that he could not be trusted to collect his things and exit the team facility....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls fire Tom Thibodeau after five seasons

The Chicago Bulls averaged 51 wins per season under head coach Tom Thibodeau. On Thursday, the Bulls fired him. There were plenty of rumors surrounding Thibodeau’s job security despite five winning seasons at the helm. On Thursday, the club made it official and announced they had fired the 57-year-old. Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf released a statement with the announcement...
Via NESN.com
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau’s expiration date has passed

When a milk carton sits in your fridge for a while, you always check the expiration date because you don’t want the sour taste that comes once it passes your lips. That was the feeling I had Thursday night at Game 6 in the meeting between the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers. If there was any thought Tom Thibodeau would be back as the coach of the Bulls next season,...
Via The Sports Post
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The Bulls, Fred Hoiberg, Tom Thibodeau and rumor vs. reality

Injured, banged up, with rumors of an impending firing of Tom Thibodeau whenever the season was to be over, the Chicago Bulls are no longer in the NBA playoffs. Sad face, right? Well, maybe not if you are management, which has reportedly been wanting to fire Thibodeau when the season was over. That time is now for the Bulls, and without a deep playoff run which would have enabled...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

After Bulls go down in flames, is Tom Thibodeau next?

With their backs up against the wall against the Cavaliers on Thursday night, the Bulls looked like the fat and/or skinny kid in dodgeball. Despite Cleveland missing two of its top three players — one of them for the entire series — Chicago proved to be a much easier out than anyone could have imagined, meekly ending their season in a 94-73 Game 6 loss. Though no one is officially...
Via Rumors and Rants
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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