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Chicago Bulls: The Good News and Bad News

With the 2014-2015 NBA season imminent, what are some good and bad things to take away about the Chicago Bulls? Bad News:  Defense Not Showing Up Yes, it’s preseason but one of the challenges that was going to face the Bulls this coming season was finding out if head coach Tom Thibodeau could field his customary strong defense while also getting more offensive output from their...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah and Tom Thibodeau: Yogis?

Joakim Noah is an instigator on the court, and has been known to lose his cool from time to time. Most recently, we saw him rub Paul Pierce the wrong way. Pierce countered with a vicious poke to the forehead, but cooler heads eventually prevailed. Thibs himself was the primary barrier between Noah and Pierce, who were both red hot. Getty ImagesHis calm in that moment is apparently...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is Tom Thibodeau Limiting Joakim Noah’s Minutes?

Joakim Noah has logged several minutes for the Chicago Bulls. Last season, he started the most games of his career, starting all but two games for the Bulls. With 2,820 minutes logged in 2013-14, and minor knee surgery in the offseason, are Joakim Noah’s knees a bigger problem than we realized? Noah Entered Camp “Panicked” Noah had what was considered ‘minor’ explorative...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah wants Tom Thibodeau to do yoga with him

In terms of interesting people on the Chicago Bulls roster, you have to note that center Joakim Noah would be near the top of the list. Recently, Noah sat down for an interview for The Daily Beast and discussed a myriad of subjects from his time at the University of Florida to growing up in New York to being invited to the White House. When the interview questions went in the direction...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler hits preseason game-winner, gets premature Michael Jordan comparison

Thursday, Jimmy Butler scored 29 points on 8-for-14 shooting and 12-for-16 shooting from the foul line in 30-plus minutes. His game-winning 3-pointer sent the United Center into a frenzy and even got Tom Thibodeau pumped. Of course, why were the starters playing in the fourth quarter against the Hawks’ second unit in the fourth quarter? Thibs’ methods are quite mysterious. Really...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau Criticism Needs to Stop

With a 205-107 record over the course of his four-year head coach career, Tom Thibodeau deserves very little, if any, criticism when it comes to his coaching. If that doesn’t do it for you, how about his 20+ years of assistant coaching experience and 2010-11 Coach of the Year award. Thibs Knows What He’s Doing While he may seem stubborn at times, Thibs knows what he’s doing...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Thibodeau Wants Bulls To Get Into Mind-Set Like Spurs

Tom Thibodeau is looking for his core players to get in a mindset similar to the San Antonio Spurs. In the two preseason games the Spurs played overseas last week, veteran Tim Duncan played 33 and 35 minutes, while Tony Parker played 35 and 36. ‘‘I’m watching San Antonio, and they’re going after it,’’ Thibodeau said. ‘‘Parker, Duncan, they’re playing huge minutes...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls News: Coach Tom Thibodeau 'concernced' despite win

On Saturday night, the Chicago Bulls finally won their first preseason game with a 91-85 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Derrick Rose looked good with 16 points in 22 minutes. Pau Gasol and Jimmy Butler sealed the game, combining 38 points and 18 rebounds. Despite the team effort, coach Tom Thibodeau feels the Bulls could be better.Image by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia CommonsPrior...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls Rumors: Coach Tom Thibodeau impressed with rookie Doug McDermott

Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau is known to be a defensive-minded leader. Since coming to the Bulls in 2010, his teams haven't finished outside of the top-3 in scoring defense. However, he knows when a player is more than a defensive stopper. Doug McDermott's "work and preparation," according to Thibodeau, are what will make him an effective rookie this upcoming...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks are only job Thibodeau would leave Bulls for?

The Chicago Bulls head coach, Tom Thibodeau , has been a hot topic of discussion as the Memphis Grizzlies look to land their next head coach. The Grizzlies are reportedly looking for any angles they can find in order to land Thibs as their new head honcho, but you’d have to think that the Chicago Bulls would be reluctant to give up such a talented head coach without a fight. Tom...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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