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Tom Thibodeau Has Simple Message On NBA All-Star Game: “Vote For Jimmy”

  The first round of the NBA All Star Game results are out, and the Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler is currently 6th among all Eastern Conference guards.  When asked about the All Star game, coach Tom Thibodeau had a simple message for all Chicago Bulls fans: Thibs has a message for All Star voters: "Vote for […] The post Tom Thibodeau Has Simple Message On NBA All-Star Game:...
Via Diehardsport
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bulls F Nikola Mirotic: how’s he coming along?

Nikola Mirotic signed a deal worth $17 million over three years. And the Chicago Bulls paid more than $3 million for his buyout. So how has the stretch four fit into the system of Coach Tom Thibodeau? Mirotic and company face the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas Day at the UC. So the nation gets a chance to scope him out. Merry Christmas Chicago Bulls and Nikola Mirotic fans! You’ll...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thibodeau: Thank God For Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 35 points in the Chicago Bulls' 103-97 win on Thursday over the New York Knicks. "Thank god for Jimmy Butler," said Tom Thibodeau. "Big shots, plays defense, gets to line, makes plays, plays unselfishly and hard. Doesn’t take plays off." Butler is averaging 20.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game in what has become a breakout season.
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

A Few Eye-Popping Stats Suggest the Chicago Bulls Have Changed their Identity

Since the Tom Thibodeau era began in Chicago, the Bulls have maintained a certain identity: defense first. Often undermanned due to injuries to their star players, the Bulls have finished as a top four seed in the East every single season with Thibs at the helm. They can largely attribute that to their defense. In the first four seasons under Thibs, the Bulls have ranked in top...
Via Sports Mockery
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau is not thrilled with his players saying there are trust issues on defense

Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau takes defense very serious as it’s his calling card. The Bulls have had many defensive lapses this season and some of their players have started to speak out about it. Center Joakim Noah and forward Taj Gibson both have stated that the team is having trust issues on defense. Thibodeau views their comments as an excuse and he is not thrilled...
Via No Guts, No Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls coach Thibodeau and players at odds over defense

Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau responded to the notion that the Bulls players lapses on defense come from not trusting each other. Center Joakim Noah and power forward Taj Gibson both said the slippage in Chicago’s tough defense stems from players not trusting each other which has led to the Bulls giving up much more points to teams than in years past. Via Washington Post:...
Via Pass The Pill
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls looking for answers for defensive woes

CHICAGO (AP) Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is dismissing any talk about trust issues when it comes to Chicago's defensive problems. The Bulls have been known for their defense and rebounding since Thibodeau took over in June 2010, but they are off to a slow start in those areas this year. Heading into Wednesday night's game against Brooklyn, Chicago was allowing 100.5 points per game...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau On Derrick Rose: “Lacking Attack In His Game”

Derrick Rose is starting to get back into his groove having played the last five games for the Chicago Bulls after coming back from injuries. However, coach Tom Thibodeau thinks Rose needs to get his attack back. “He’s got to attack,” Thibodeau said after practice on Tuesday via ESPN. “That’s the bottom line. Some teams are […] The post Tom Thibodeau On Derrick Rose...
Via Diehardsport
16 days ago  |  Discuss

A Report from the Bulls Eating Dinner at Tom Thibodeau’s House

He is most angry when Doug McDermott accidentally knocks one of the room’s myriad prized mallards off its mount. “Goddammit, McDermott!” Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau yells through a just-exhaled Pall Mall plume. “If I find so much as a dent in that duck you’ll be running stadium stairs until your brain shrivels into a raisin! I shot that with porcupine quills still in...
Via Sports Pickle
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau: Derrick Rose Criticism Has Been Fair

  VIRAL – Tom Thibodeau has faced countless questions about Derrick Rose’s injuries over the last few years, it’s safe to say he isn’t holding back anymore. In recent interviews, Thibodeau seems to be showing less and less patience with reporters and their questions, however he does think the criticism on Rose has been fair. In a recent interview with the Boston Globe, Thibodeau...
Via Sports Mockery
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls three-ring circus is still entertaining

Tom Thibodeau might as well be the ringmaster of one of the most difficult coaching/managing jobs in the NBA. In one circle, he has Derrick Rose and his minute maintenance. The growing frustration over his in-and-out-of-the-lineup status continues to be a storyline that prevents the Bulls from being considered among the league’s elite. Rose shows flashes of what he used to be...
Via Crossover Chronicles
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls 3-ring circus remains a stupendous sight

Tom Thibodeau might as well be the ringmaster of one of the most difficult coaching/managing jobs in the NBA. In one circle, he has Derrick Rose and his minute maintenance. The growing frustration over his in-and-out-of-the-lineup status continues to be a storyline that prevents the Bulls from being considered among the league’s elite. Rose shows flashes of what he used to be but...
Via Bloguin Best
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau: Derrick Rose “Has To Go Out There And Play”

Derrick Rose returned to the floor in Monday night’s 97-95 win over the Utah Jazz after missing the previous four games with a hamstring injury. The defeated the Utah Jazz 97-95, as Rose went 5-for-10 from the field with 18 points, five assists and three rebounds in 25 minutes of action. Afterwards Bulls head coach seem to politely call Rose out for looking fatigued, and said...
Via Thacover2
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Thibodeau: Derrick Rose Still Not Real Comfortable With Ball Yet

Derrick Rose had 18 points, five assists and three rebounds in 25 minutes in the Chicago Bulls' 97-95 win at the Utah Jazz. Tom Thibodeau was asked after the game if Rose looked fatigued in the second half. "Oh I don't know. Jesus. He's got to get out there and play," Thibodeau said. "I thought he did a lot of good things. You could see he's not real comfortable with the ball yet...
Via RealGM
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls Injury Update: Taj Gibson sprains left ankle

Taj Gibson is the latest Chicago Bull to go down to injury. In the third quarter of last night's game versus the Blazers, Gibson turned his left ankle on a play in the paint and had to be helped off to the locker room.Gibson himself told reporters after the game that he took x-rays and they came back negative. Coach Tom Thibodeau is hopeful the left ankle is just a sprain and Gibson...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls 100, Raptors 93 (11/13/14)

I’m getting ready to see Tom Thibodeau lose his job, honestly. There are some things that are inexcusable, and using a 7-man rotation on November 13, 2014 is certainly one of them. I realize that the Toronto Raptors were 7-1, and a likely playoff team that you want to beat. That being said, you have to plan for the actual meaningful games, especially when you know you are a 50...
Via Obstructed View
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls' Thibodeau urges patience with Derrick Rose

TORONTO (AP) Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Thursday it's unfair to criticize guard Derrick Rose's plan to manage his injury-ravaged body, promising that the former MVP ''is going to be special again'' as he returns from two serious knee surgeries. ''He's navigating through coming back off of 2 1/2 years off,'' Thibodeau said before Rose and the Bulls faced the Toronto Raptors....
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls coach Thibodeau urges patience with Rose's recovery

TORONTO (AP) -- Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says it's unfair to criticize guard Derrick Rose's plan to manage his injury-ravaged body, promising that the former MVP ''is going to be special again'' as he returns from two serious knee surgeries. Thibodeau says Thursday he thinks ''everyone has to take a step back and be patient and let him go through this process.'' Rose, the 2011 NBA...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Young Bulls Fan Isn’t Thrilled With Seat Near Tom Thibodeau

Was he was swearing? But one young Chicago fan sitting behind the Bulls’ bench, had to go earmuffs with Tom Thibodeau near-by. [Vine] The post Young Bulls Fan Isn’t Thrilled With Seat Near Tom Thibodeau appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: Celtics stave off late comeback attempt by the Bulls, winning 106-101 on the road

The Celtics came out firing in the early goings of this game scoring the bulk of their points with their quick transition game. At the same time the Bulls struggled to find their shot starting off 0-7.That all changed after an early timeout call from old friend Tom Thibodeau. The Bulls came out of that timeout by going on a 23 to 8 run to close the quarter. The Celts went on a run...
Via Celtics Life
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports Mockery
October 25, 2014  |  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...
Via Celtics Life
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls Injury Update: Joakim Noah's knee issues continue

Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls had minor surgery on his knee last May; He was expected to be perfectly healthy by the beginning of the season but that may not be the case, according to NBA.com.Joakim Noah hopes he won't be limited by his surgically repaired left knee. http://t.co/yx9M9hGETA— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) September 30, 2014Noah spoke candidly about his injury to the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 24, 2014  |  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...
Via Sports Mockery
October 23, 2014  |  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...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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