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...
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Pau Gasol: Bulls 'gave away' too many games last season

The Bulls were one of the more talented teams in the league last year, and despite the fact that they won 50 games during the regular season and finished third in the Eastern Conference, they arguably could have been much better than that.Chicago parted ways with head coach Tom Thibodeau this summer, after the Bulls were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs at the hands...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose Considering Skipping Team USA Minicamp

Derrick Rose is still undecided about attending Team USA's minicamp, according to league sources. Rose has indicated in the past that he would like to play for Team USA in the Olympics. Rose is weighing the potential benefits of taking more time off before the start of training camp. Rose helped the United States win the World Championship in 2010 and 2014. Gar Forman and Tom Thibodeau...
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Offseason- Love It/Like It/Hate It

(May 11, 2015 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America)   By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Chicago Bulls had a relatively quiet free agency, just signing their own free agents, getting one player in the NBA Draft and firing and hiring Tom Thibodeau, but this is what I think of their offseason. This is what I loved/liked/hated in their offseason...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Raptors Hire Andy Greer As Assistant Coach

The Toronto Raptors have hired Andy Greer as assistant coach. Greer will be in charge of the Raptors' defense and is a disciple of Tom Thibodeau and Stan Van Gundy. Greer was most recently an assistant coach with the Chicago Bulls.
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Get Fred Hoiberg to Wrigley Field

I’m a little salty that newly hired Chicago Bulls head coach, Fred Hoiberg, made an appearance at U.S. Cellular Field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Some might think I’m crazy for making a big deal about such a minor situation. I mean, what’s the big deal about throwing out a simple first pitch at a White Sox game? Well, that’s probably because I’m a crazy Cubs...
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler to beat reporter: 'You sounded like Thibs for a second there' (VIDEO)

Tom Thibodeau may be gone from the Chicago Bulls as head coach, but his spirit certainly lingers.During Jimmy Butler's press conference Thursday morning, held to officially announce his maximum contract extension, echoes of Thibodeau resounded. When Bulls reporter Nick Friedell, of ESPN, called Jimmy to his attention to ask him a question, a spooky sort of confused hilarity ensued...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Fred Hoiberg Looking Forward to Opportunity with Chicago Bulls

CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 02: New Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg speaks at a press conference at the Advocate Center on June 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty Images) It isn’t often that a first-year head coach inherits a team that hasn’t missed the playoffs in seven years and is coming off a 50-win season. For new Chicago Bulls head coach, Fred Hoiberg, such is the case. Previous Bulls...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Malone tabs Pinckney as top assistant

  Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone has hired Ed Pinckney as his top assistant. Pinckney, who enjoyed a 12-year career as a player with stops in Phoenix, Sacramento, Boston, Milwaukee, Toronto, Philadelphia and Miami was an assistant in Minnesota and most recently in Chicago as a part of Tom Thibodeau’s staff from 2010...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavs reportedly interested in Mike Dunleavy

NBA free agency officially begins tomorrow, which means that bushels of rumors will fall upon us over the next couple days. The latest regarding the Cleveland Cavaliers is not about Kevin Love or LeBron James, but a former rival in whom LeBron and the Cavs are allegedly interested. Free agent I'm hearing that LeBron James would love the Cavs to sign: Chicago's Mike Dunleavy ...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler And Tom Thibodeau Had A Private Dinner Together

Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau shared a bite to eat at Gibsons Steakhouse in Chicago on Friday. Wonder what the duo talked about? Could Butler, who was not happy about the firing of Thibodeau, be looking for advice from Thibs regarding his upcoming contract? Thibs and Jimmy at dinner early tonight at Gibsons Steakhouse. (Photo credit: […] The post Jimmy Butler And Tom Thibodeau...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau could get a call if Cavs dismiss David Blatt

A recent report by ESPN's Marc Stein has ruffled some feathers.Stein judged, as many have, that LeBron James' handling of Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt was unbecoming. In speculating about who could replace Blatt if the Cavs decide to send him off, an interesting name came up."This is purely and simply about James," Stein writes. "If he can't bring himself to back Blatt...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bulls hire Jim Boylen away from Spurs to be team's top assistant

  The Chicago Bulls have hired Jim Boylen as new coach Fred Hoiberg's top assistant. Boylen has 29 years of coaching experience -- 17 in the NBA. He will serve as Chicago's associate head coach. He spent the past two seasons on Gregg Popovich's staff in San Antonio and was the coach at the University of Utah for four years, leading the Utes to a 69-60 record and the 2009 NCAA Tournament...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s next for the Chicago Bulls?

Fred Hoiberg The Chicago Bulls have already made headlines since starting their offseason earlier than they had hoped. Much has been made of the somewhat sticky end that came to Tom Thibodeau’s tenure as head coach, but what’s done is done, and new hire Fred Hoiberg and the Bulls organization are ready to move forward. So what’s next? What do the Bulls need to do in order...
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

'No regrets': Thibodeau talks exit with Bulls

Tom Thibodeau speaks.A week after his dismissal from the Chicago Bulls, the defensive mastermind joined ESPN's Mike & Mike to break down the NBA Finals. Thibs mostly stuck to the Cavs and Warriors in his guest spot, but did offer some thoughts on his exit from Chicago when prompted."I just move on," he said. "I'm very proud of what the team did. When I look back, it was  years...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau: I Have No Regrets, Proud Of What Bulls Did

Tom Thibodeau preferred to let his record speak for itself rather than engaging in verbal warfare when speaking publicly for the first time since being fired by the Chicago Bulls. “I have no regrets,” Thibodeau said on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” radio program. “It was a great run. I just move on.” The Bulls' front office did not get along with Thibodeau toward the end of...
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June 05, 2015  |  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
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Fred Hoiberg Should Look West to Replicate Success

Chicago Bulls new coach Fred Hoiberg, right, speaks as general manager Gar Forman listens during an NBA basketball news conference, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Chicago. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/AP Photo/Christian K. Lee) After the Bulls unceremoniously fired Tom Thibodeau, all signs pointed to former Bull Fred Hoiberg as the ideal candidate to fill Chicago’s coaching vacancy. While...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Thibodeau resisted anti-injury technology

Much has been made of Tom Thibodeau's old-school ethics. The recently dismissed head coach of the Chicago Bulls was the subject of rumors all season long, centered around disputes with his front office about just how much grinding a human body can take.The most recent report out of Chicago seems especially telling. In a column about wearable technology used by the Western Conference...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Bulls’ GM Gar Forman Take A Departing Shot At Tom Thibodeau?

The Chicago Bulls and GM Gar Forman officially announce Fred Hoiberg as next head coach in a press conference Tuesday. When asked about the Hoiberg hire, Forman, who clashed with Tom Thibodeau during his tenure as coach, sent a departing jab in Thibs’ direction: Gar Forman says his approach won't change with coaches, adds he's "extremely […] The post Bulls’ GM Gar Forman Take...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa State: A farewell to Fred Hoiberg

The moment Iowa State basketball fans were dreading for a while finally arrived Tuesday, as head coach Fred Hoiberg, “The Mayor,” officially left Ames to be the next head coach of the Chicago Bulls. Hoiberg has signed a five-year deal worth about $25 million and takes the reins from Tom Thibodeau, who led the Bulls to prosperous regular season finishes but fell out of favor with...
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Fred Hoiberg’s Charisma a Sharp Contrast to That of Thibodeau, Bulls Front Office

Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg waves to fans as he walks off the court after his team’s NCAA college basketball game on Jan. 17, 2015, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File) A new era of Chicago Bulls basketball began at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Advocate Center when Fred Hoiberg was introduced as the team’s new head coach. Considering the weight of the immediate scrutiny...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

How The Bulls Can Achieve The New Coach Bump

While the Chicago Bulls decision to fire Tom Thibodeau and replace him with Fred Hoiberg was years in the making, what happened with the Golden State Warriors over the last year had to be in the back of the Bulls' mind. Like Thibodeau, Mark Jackson was a prideful coach who fought constantly with front office about the direction of the franchise. No one would have blamed the Warriors...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Van Gundy rips Bulls over Thibodeau; ‘They lack class’

Jeff Van Gundy’s calls on Chicago Bulls games definitely will be interesting next year. During a teleconference Monday for the NBA Finals, Van Gundy went off on the Bulls again in the wake of how they handled the firing of his good friend, Tom Thibodeau. ******* “I’ve got a couple comments. One, I’m pulling my name out of the Chicago Bulls running for head coach. Nobody has...
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June 02, 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...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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