The Frustration That is the Chicago Bulls

Sports can have a way of testing existing presumptions. It’s easy to be comfortable with the status quo when things are unfolding as planned. But the NBA is a league in constant flux. Not everything follows script and change at both the coaching and player level is inevitable. The Chicago Bulls are a team that has recently navigated a period of considerable change in bringing...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

RealGM Radio: Sean Highkin on the Bulls

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Sean Highkin, Bulls reporter for Bleacher Report and writer for NBA’s ProBasketballTalk (@highkin) discuss the Bulls and the league at large, including: the impact of Joakim Noah’s Injury and Chicago’s cap situation (0:50), Derrick Rose’s place on the team (11:07), differences between Fred Hoiberg and Tom Thibodeau (15:07), whether the...
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers would have strongly considered Tom Thibodeau if job opened last summer

Tom Thibodeau would have been a candidate for the Cleveland Cavaliers job had the team elected to fire David Blatt during the summer, according to a report. The former Bulls coach would have received “heavy consideration’ during the offseason, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, but the team elected to keep Blatt at that time. Thibodeau was apparently not considered after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs would have considered Tom Thibodeau last summer

Tyronn Lue now coaches the Cleveland Cavaliers in the wake of the David Blatt firing, but had the timeline been slightly different, it might have been Tom Thibodeau coaching LeBron James. Most know the buildup to this story by now. Blatt got canned last week for a few reasons. Some would suggest James and his crew played a part due to his friendship with Lue. Others would point...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Would Have Strongly Considered Tom Thibodeau If They Fired Blatt In Offseason

The Cleveland Cavaliers would have heavily considered Tom Thibodeau had they made a coaching change in the offseason. The Cavaliers instead decided to fire David Blatt midseason and give Tyronn Lue a chance to become head coach believing there was nobody more qualified. Thibodeau was fired by the Chicago Bulls after their elimination by the Cavaliers in last season's playoffs and...
Via RealGM
12 days ago  |  Discuss

If The Bulls Want To Compete In The East, DeMarcus Cousins Needs To Be In Chicago

As the NBA trade deadline approaches, rumors continue to build around the league. One of the more intriguing rumors is that the Sacramento Kings are unhappy with their superstar center, DeMarcus Cousins. Almost halfway through his sixth season in the league, Cousins has been putting up monster numbers. "Boogie" is averaging 26.1 PPG, 11.4 RPG, 2.8 APG, and 1.3 BPG. The big man...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Fred Hoiberg And The Bulls' Price For Workplace Harmony

Tom Thibodeau, clad in perhaps the only tracksuit he owned and made hoarse by a morning practice, would habitually tell Chicago beat reporters who asked about the team's title chances that year, that the Bulls had "more than enough to win." The year didn't matter; the squad always had sufficient firepower, in the paunchy head coach's estimation. This statement contained within it...
Via RealGM - NBA
15 days ago  |  Discuss

There are only four real NBA title contenders

As we reach the halfway mark of the NBA season, just six teams are on pace to finish with at least 50 wins. That would be a drastic decrease from last season, when nine teams won 50 and a field of contenders as crowded as any in recent memory fought for the title. Let’s face facts here. There are only four teams that can win the NBA title this season: The Warriors, Spurs, Cavs...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers Mid-Season Edition 1: Head coaching moves

The city of Cleveland was filled with good vibes entering Monday, as their beloved Cavaliers were returning home following a 6-game road trip. But then came the Cavaliers’ Monday night game against their 2015 NBA Finals opponent, the Golden State Warriors. While the Warriors have continued to be all the rage across basketball after winning their first NBA title in 40 years, they’ve...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Expected To Pursue Tom Thibodeau As Head Coach

The Brooklyn Nets are expected to pursue Tom Thibodeau as head coach once they hire a new general manager. The Nets also have been linked strongly to John Calipari, largely because of Calipari's strong ties to Brooklyn CEO Brett Yormark, but there is a growing sense in league circles that team owner Mikhail Prokhorov wants to hire established NBA names with considerable experience...
Via RealGM
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: John Calipari ‘not under serious consideration’ by Nets

    If John Calipari does come to the NBA, it doesn’t sound like it will be with the Brooklyn Nets. Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck reported on Friday that Nets ownership is not seriously considering Calipari as part of their coaching search. Related: From what I'm hearing, Calipari is not under serious consideration by Nets ownership. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) January...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau best option for Brooklyn Nets?

While the Eastern Conference has overall shown a major improvement, the Brooklyn Nets are suffering a tumultuous downfall. They currently find themselves second to last in the conference with the playoffs far out of sight. Since tanking would only end up benefiting the Boston Celtics, Nets’ owner Mikhail Prokhorov had to make a drastic change. He fired Billy King and Lionel Hollins...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets reportedly reach out to Tom Thibodeau for head coaching position

    Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov may be suffering from delusions of grandeur, but nevertheless, he’s shooting for the stars when it comes to filling the recent management vacancies that have opened up on his team. According to a report by Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News NBA on Wednesday, the Nets have reached out to former Coach of the Year Tom Thibodeau about their head coaching...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Brooklyn Nets Pursue for Head Coach?

The Brooklyn Nets fired head coach Lionel Hollins on Sunday after a 10-27 start to the season. Hollins held a record of 48-71 with one playoff appearance in his one and a half seasons with the Nets. Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov stated, “It’s clear from our current state of affairs that we need new leadership. With the right basketball management and coach in place, we are going...
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Interested In Tom Thibodeau, Mark Jackson

The Brooklyn Nets have interest in Tom Thibodeau or Mark Jackson for head coach. Thibodeau and Jackson are considered two of the top available head coaches. The Nets fired Lionel Hollins over the weekend. Jackson in particular has reportedly shown interest in the Nets' job in the past.
Via RealGM
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rose hasn't spoken with Tom Thibodeau at any point this season

Tom Thibodeau was head coach of the Chicago Bulls for the last five seasons, but due to a combination of clashes with the front office and a demanding style that can wear on players, the team made a change and brought in Fred Hoiberg as a replacement during the offseason.Derrick Rose was on the roster for all five years that Thibodeau was in charge, but in an interview with ESPN...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose’s ex Mieka Reese defends Bulls star on Instagram

Derrick Rose’s ex-girlfriend Mieka Reese is sticking up for the Chicago Bulls star amid a difficult season. The Bulls are in a transition year as they have a new coach for the first time after five seasons under Tom Thibodeau. Joakim Noah, a former star on the team, is coming off the bench. Jimmy Butler has gone from late first-round pick to the team’s star player. Rose is taking...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Bull fit: Everything comes together for Chicago against OKC on Christmas

It’s fascinating to see the Chicago Bulls make their way through this NBA season (with most of the journey still ahead). Though Fred Hoiberg is dramatically different in style and outlook from his predecessor, Tom Thibodeau, the Bulls are so strikingly similar to their 2014-2015 incarnation. First of all, the Bulls still depend on defense more than offense. This is still an elbow...
Via Bloguin Best
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bull fit: Everything comes together for Chicago against OKC on Christmas

It’s fascinating to see the Chicago Bulls make their way through this NBA season (with most of the journey still ahead). Though Fred Hoiberg is dramatically different in style and outlook from his predecessor, Tom Thibodeau, the Bulls are so strikingly similar to their 2014-2015 incarnation. First of all, the Bulls still depend on defense more than offense. This is still an elbow...
Via Crossover Chronicles
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Gar Forman: Changing Coaches Not About Boosting Bulls' Offense

Gar Forman disputes the notion the Chicago Bulls have been a disappointment so far. The Bulls haven't performed as well on offense as expected after replacing Tom Thibodeau with Fred Hoiberg. "Anytime there is a change, it takes time," Forman said. "We see the glass half-full. And changing coaches was not about boosting the offense." Forman is likely alluding to the poor working...
Via RealGM
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose responds to report of team chemistry issues

Derrick Rose on Monday responded to a report saying the Chicago Bulls are having chemistry issues with a less than emphatic denial. The Bulls dropped their third game in a row, this time a 105-102 defeat to the Brooklyn Nets at home Monday. After the contest, Rose, who shot just 3-of-11 for eight points, said he doesn’t think the team has chemistry problems. Derrick Rose: ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bulls reportedly dealing with 'big-time problems' in locker room

The Chicago Bulls were supposed to take the next step after parting ways with Tom Thibodeau. But it appears as though the team is in worst shape now.The Bulls are dealing with some "big-time problems in the locker room," a source told the Sporting News on Monday. "There is no camaraderie,'' the source said. "There's no chemistry. I wouldn't say it is fighting all the time or hatred...
Via Fox Sports
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Nets-Bulls Preview

After his predecessor was criticized for pushing the Chicago Bulls too hard, Fred Hoiberg was supposed to provide a player-friendly atmosphere while opening up the offense. Jimmy Butler seemed to be longing for the old days under hard-driving Tom Thibodeau when he directed some critical comments in the direction of his new coach. Following back-to-back frustrating losses, the...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler: Fred Hoiberg Needs To Coach Bulls 'A Lot Harder'

Jimmy Butler believes Fred Hoiberg needs to coach the Chicago Bulls a lot harder to get the most out of the team. The Bulls have struggled to adjust to Hoiberg's style so far this season after five years under Tom Thibodeau. "I believe in the guys in this locker room, yeah," Butler said. "But I also believe that we probably have to be coached a lot harder at times. I'm sorry, I know...
Via RealGM
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler says Fred Hoiberg must coach ‘a lot harder’

The Chicago Bulls lost at the hands of the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden Saturday night, 107-91. The Bulls went into the game off a heartbreaking quadruple-overtime loss against the Detroit Pistons the night before, so a drop-off was somewhat expected. What was not expected? A backlash towards the coach after the game. Jimmy Butler, who had 12 points and five assists on...
Via The Comeback
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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