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Which NBA coach deserves to be on the chopping block?

The NBA playoffs could make or break a lot of coaching careers. This year is no different for some coaches. Frank Vogel seems to have the most to lose, as the Pacers stumbled to the number one spot in the East, and they were embarrassed in game 1 against the Hawks. The Pacers looked dead in game 2, until the Pacers turned up the defense in the 4th quarter. ESPN One playoff win has...
Via Celtics Today
54 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Once Again Provide False Hope

Chicago Bulls Basketball- I write this post just mere hours after a devastating Chicago Bulls loss to the Washington Wizards in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. After spending the good chunk of the past two hours sulking about the defeat rather than worrying about the accounting final I have in next two days, I came to the realization that the Bulls have been playing...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Blame Tom Thibodeau For 0-2

Chicago Bulls: Blame Tom Thibodeau For 0-2 By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Chicago Bulls were considered the favorites in their first round playoff series against the Washington Wizards, but are quickly in a 2-0 hole, despite home court advantage. Many will blame Kirk Hinrich for missing the key free throw to lose game 2, but the Bulls shouldn’t have even...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bulls: Joakim Noah Named Defensive Player of The Year

The Chicago Bulls released a press release early Monday morning saying that they would have a major announcement at 4 p.m. Being the first to report the news, It was later confirmed by CSNChicago.com that Joakim Noah would receive the Defensive Player of The Year award becoming the second Bulls player to receive it, following the great Michael Jordan in his 1987-88 season. Tom Thibodeau...
Via Eminent Culture
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: 4 Things They Have To Fix Against Washington

Chicago Bulls: 4 Things They Have To Fix Against Washington By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Bulls are 0-1 in their 1st round playoff series against the Washington Wizards and there are 4 distinct reasons why. There are 4 areas that they were below average in and so there are now 4 things they must fix if they are to win the series. 1. Rebounding The Bulls...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs: Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards

In a battle of contrasting styles the 4th seeded Chicago Bulls face off aginst the 5th seeded Washington Wizards.  At the end of the season both these teams didn’t know who they would meet in the playoffs. After the Wizards victory and a Bulls defeat, along with a loss from the Brooklyn Nets against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago and Washington were on a collusion course for...
Via Total Sports Live
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nets on a collison course with the Heat in the playoffs?

The NBA’s regular season ended last night, setting all 16 of the Eastern and Western Conference’s playoff matchups in stone. Seedings and first round opponents are all decided. The Brooklyn Nets, the NBA team to see the most roster turnover this offseason, fell to the No. 6 seed in the East with a regular season-ending loss on Wednesday night in Cleveland against the Cavaliers...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dark Horse In The Eastern Conference

The NBA Playoffs was built off one thing: Survival of the Fittest. 16 teams. 2 Conference Champions. 1 NBA Champion. From the beginning of the season. the low and subpar Eastern Conference has dealt with criticism from all over the NBA world. Teams that had playoff spots besides the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers were at least two to three games below .500 or a game or two over...
Via The Front Office News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bulls Have Pumped Almost 15 Million Calories into the City this Season

Chicago Bulls News — Fans who go to a Chicago Bulls game receive a coupon for a free Big Mac from McDonald’s, if the Bulls score 100 points and win. You know when the team is getting close because the fans will even start to chant “Big Mac, Big Mac.” Tom Thibodeau’s guys aren’t known for their scoring, but they have hit the century mark 14 times this season, which is...
Via Sports Mockery
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls emphasizing trade options over luxury tax avoidance

The Chicago Bulls, like every team, would like to avoid the luxury tax. Not only are luxury-tax penalties already costlier than ever, repeater penalties loom. If a team might be willing to pay the tax only while contending, it’s especially prudent not to pay the tax when out of contention. That’s what makes the Bulls’ situation so fascinating. With all due respect to the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Los Angeles Clippers Contenders or Pretenders?

Are the Los Angeles Clippers Contenders or Pretenders? With one game left in their regular season, the Los Angeles Clippers are comfortably on top of the Pacific Division standings and own the 3rd seed in the tough Western Conference. While their 56 wins have tied their franchise best, many people are still asking if the Clippers are really contenders, or just pretenders.To answer...
Via Fantasy Basketball Money Leagues
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau not fretting over playoff matchups

Minds can change. And plenty of moving parts remain in place. But Tom Thibodeau might have offered an unsurprising sneak preview of how he will handle the Bulls' regular-season finale on Wednesday in Charlotte before Monday's home finale, a 108-95 victory over the Magic before 22,087 at the United Center. "You're not going to sneak around people," Thibodeau...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks Rumors: Carmelo Anthony asks about Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau

The New York Knicks pulled an upset by beating the Chicago Bulls 100-89 last night. However, the Bulls could have the last laugh if they land Carmelo Anthony as a free agent this summer.Image By Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsAccording to NBA sources, Anthony inquired about Bulls' coach Tom Thibodeau:"What is it like to play for Thibs?"Anthony has a player option...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony Consulting Former Bulls Players About Coming to Chicago, Raves About Tom Thibodeau

Chicago Bulls News - With the New York Knicks officially eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday, Carmelo Anthony was reportedly asking former Chicago Bulls players what it was like to play for Tom Thibodeau. Hence, what it would be like if Anthony played in Chicago. Not only that, but the perennial all-star went on to praise Thibodeau for his system and the job he has done...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 'Melo asked what it is like to play for Tom Thibodeau

It’s official: the New York Knick are eliminated from the playoffs. Perhaps even more shocking is, this marks the first time in his 11-year NBA career that Anthony will miss the playoffs. This brings up a question–What will Melo decide to this summer? If Melo does choose not to pick up his player option–which, at this point, appears to be expected–the Bulls look to be the...
Via New York Sports-Kings
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony asks about Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau

Carmelo Anthony recently approached a former Chicago Bulls player and asked a loaded question that should make Phil Jackson a little nervous. “What is it like to play for Thibs?” Anthony said. Anthony’s interest in Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau can be taken one of several ways. Anthony, who lives and breathes basketball, is merely interested in learning something about one of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Thibodeau: Carmelo Doesn't Get Enough Credit As A Very Good Passer

Tom Thibodeau praised the abilities of Carmelo Anthony after the Chicago Bulls' morning shootaround. "He can score so many different ways," Thibodeau said. "He can post up. He can catch-and-shoot. He can isolate. He can be the screener in a pick-and-roll. He can be the ball-handler in a pick-and-roll. He gets to the free-throw line. He’s a great offensive rebounder...
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Praises Thibodeau's Coaching, Compares System To Popovich

Carmelo Anthony has reportedly inquired a Chicago Bulls' player about what it is like to play for Tom Thibodeau, and the New York Knicks' star praised Thibodeau ahead of Sunday's matchup. Anthony was asked how the Bulls are consistently competitive despite losing key players in Derrick Rose and Luol Deng. “I have no clue. Thibs is a great coach, his system kind of reminds...
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls won’t rest any starters in final three games

The Chicago Bulls have clinched a playoff spot and could rest his starters as the season winds down for the playoffs, but when asked head coach Tom Thibodeau suggested he wasn’t in favor of doing so. He didn’t clearly say it wasn’t an option but said they were taking it “step-by-step.” ‘’We’re just worried about Detroit — step-by-step,’’ Thibodeau said, via...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls beat Pistons, overtake Raptors for No. 3 seed

The Bulls insist they’re not watching the scoreboard. But it sure looked like they were Friday night. Mired in a sloppy effort at both ends of the floor and trailing the Detroit Pistons by 18 points in the third quarter, the Bulls started a rally that coincided with the news that the Toronto Raptors had lost to the Knicks at home and roared back for a 106-98 victory before a sellout...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer says he's 'adjusted' to fewer minutes with Bulls

Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer has seen his minutes slip this season. First it was seeing his fourth quarter minutes dip as Tom Thibodeau elected to go with Taj Gibson, something he's done over the years due to Gibson's defense. But the Chicago Tribue notes that Wednesday, Boozer played just 24 minutes, the entire first and third quarters and no more for the ninth straigt...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls to sign Mike James on Thursday

When Mike James' 10-day contract with the Bulls expired in January, the veteran guard said he hoped to return and coach Tom Thibodeau said James always stayed ready. Thursday will be that day. James will sign for the remainder of the season and be eligible for the playoffs, sources said. That will bring the Bulls' roster to 14 players and provide insurance should Kirk Hinrich...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves Wednesday: Bulls coach Thibodeau has good memories of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS -- Two hours before game time against the Timberwolves, Tom Thibodeau spoke flatly as his Bulls team readied for another pivotal contest in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. But once the conversation turned to his days with the Timberwolves -- even two decades later -- the Chicago coach's eyes lit up, and his smug, straight-lipped expression yielded a noticeable...
Via Fox Sports North
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves Wednesday: Bulls coach Thibodeau has good memories of Minnesota

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has pleasant memories of his time as a Timberwolves assistant coach.
Via FOXSports.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Galloping Toward The Playoffs

Tom Thibodeau should be very happy with the way his team has recently been playing (via zimbio) The Chicago Bulls have won five in a row, and head coach Tom Thibodeau and his team should feel pretty good about themselves before the postseason begins. In the Eastern Conference, the Bulls and the Toronto Raptors are currently tied for the 3-seed. However, the Raptors have the tiebreaker...
Via Grandstand University
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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