Mirotic available for Chicago Bulls in Game 4

MILWAUKEE (AP) Bulls rookie forward Nikola Mirotic is available for Saturday's Game 4 of the first-round series with the Milwaukee Bucks. Mirotic missed Game 3 on Thursday with a bruised left knee and strained quadriceps. He was warming up outside the locker room before coach Tom Thibodeau said his key reserve was ready to return. Thibodeau said: ''We'll go back to our old rotation...
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Nikola Mirotic Will Play Game 4 For The Chicago Bulls

After sitting out game 3 because of a swollen knee and left quad injury, the Chicago Bulls’ Nikola Mirotic will suit up Saturday for Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks, Tom Thibodeau announced during pre-game. The post Nikola Mirotic Will Play Game 4 For The Chicago Bulls appeared first on Diehardsport.
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History Shows Derrick Rose Will Sink Or Save Tom Thibodeau

By now everybody has heard the rumors.  It all started at the beginning of the year, centering around the idea that the Chicago Bulls were ready to move on from head coach Tom Thibodeau given his apparent rift with team management, specifically GM Gar Forman.  They even have a replacement in line already. Report: Chicago Bulls may hire Iowa State HC Fred Hoiberg if Tom … http...
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Thibodeau's Confidants Expect Him To Be Fired By Bulls In Offseason

The front office of the Chicago Bulls have downplayed reports of a strained relationship they have with Tom Thibodeau. But people close to Thibodeau expect him to be fired this offseason. Thibodeau's propensity to give what some may believe to be excessive minutes to some of his players has been an issue with the front office. Thibodeau also was not happy with the firing of Ron Adams...
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Bulls unsure if Mirotic will be ready for Game 4

MILWAUKEE (AP) Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic's bruised left knee is feeling better, though coach Tom Thibodeau is unsure whether the rookie will be available for Game 4 of the team's first-round playoff series at Milwaukee on Saturday. The Bulls can sweep the Bucks following a 113-106 win on Thursday night. Mirotic sat out Thursday after getting hurt during a scrum for a...
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Report: Friends of Tom Thibodeau believe he'll be fired

The Chicago Bulls are up 3-0 on the Milwaukee Bucks in their first-round playoff series, while LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are up 3-0 on the Boston Celtics in the bracket next to them.You know what that means. A long-awaited showdown between Derrick Rose's Bulls and LeBron's Cavs is all but inevitable, and basketball fans everywhere are drooling at all the operatic tension...
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Could OKC dip into the Popovich coaching tree?

The popular names for the Oklahoma City Thunder to replace former coach Scott Brooks have been popping up all week. Names like UConn’s Kevin Ollie, Florida’s Billy Donovan, Mark Jackson, and Tom Thibodeau have been yelled loudly the past few days, but there are some whispers of other guys who could be good candidates. Iowa […]
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Tom Thibodeau: Derrick Rose was in ‘attack mode’

Derrick Rose looked returned to his MVP form in the Chicago Bulls’ 113-106 double overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night, and everyone including his coach recognized the change in the point guard’s game. “He was at this level before the all star break, but this is the first time he’s been in...Read More
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5 Coaches That Could Replace Tom Thibodeau

The Chicago Bulls have had a great coach over the last four seasons in Tom Thibodeau. In 2011, his first year with the Bulls, Thibodeau won the award for best coach in the NBA. He led the Bull to a number one seed and the conference finals where they eventually loss to the Miami Heat. Year after year Thibodeau has led the Bulls to the playoffs with a limited number of players due...
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Leg injury leaves Mirotic's status in doubt for Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls could be without forward Nikola Mirotic for Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks because of an injured left knee. Mirotic's status is in doubt after he was hurt in a scramble for a loose ball with the Bucks' Zaza Pachulia on Monday. A day later, he had his knee and thigh wrapped and was walking with a noticeable limp...
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David Blatt places ninth in Coach of the Year voting

Cavaliers head coach David Blatt led a star-laden, hyper-scrutinized team to 53 wins in his first NBA season while battling the media and rumors that he might be fired, and all he got is this lousy ninth-place finish. The Cavs’ boss took ninth in NBA Coach of the Year voting, coming in behind (in ascending order) Utah’s Quin Snyder, Chicago’s Tom Thibodeau, Houston’s Kevin...
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Why Billy Donovan won't go to Oklahoma City

The last time a Florida coaching icon left for the pros, it came as a distinct shock… but it did happen. Steve Spurrier, having coached the Gators on the gridiron for 12 seasons (1990-2001), bolted for the NFL’s Washington Redskins in January of 2002. Naturally, the move wasn’t hard to explain: Spurrier wanted to scratch that NFL itch and see what the pro game was all about...
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Tom Thibodeau Was Having Some Difficulty Finding The Reporter Asking Question

Tom Thibodeau presented us all with this terrific Vine following the Bulls’ Game 1 win over the Bucks. [Gustavo Vega] The post Tom Thibodeau Was Having Some Difficulty Finding The Reporter Asking Question appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Derrick Rose Gets Standing Ovation From Bulls Fan After Game 1 Performance

Derrick Rose netted 23 points in his first playoff game with the Chicago Bulls since 2012. Bulls fans gave him the loud cheer after checking out in the 4th quarter with Game 1 secured over the Milwaukee Bucks. Rose was also getting the ‘MVP’ chants while at the line: Related: Tom Thibodeau had a hilarious […] The post Derrick Rose Gets Standing Ovation From Bulls Fan After...
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Derrick Rose Tells Tom Thibodeau To Take Out Taj Gibson With Bulls Up Big

The Chicago Bulls locked up home-court advantage with a 113-86 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night. With the Bulls up big and a little over four minutes left, Derrick Rose had some suggestions as to who should be in the game. Rose finished with 13 points in 23 minutes of action. Thibodeau, laughing, on […] The post Derrick Rose Tells Tom Thibodeau To Take Out Taj Gibson...
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REPORT: Tom Thibodeau Exploring Other Coaching Options

On Friday, Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher said third parties connected to Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau have been exploring potential options if he does not return next season to Chicago. Speculation among NBA sources have all pointed to the Bulls’ front office being done with Thibs and that their relationship is beyond repair. Thibodeau still has two years left on his...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose Expected To Play 20 Minutes On Wednesday

Derrick Rose is expected to play in his first game since his Feb. 27 meniscectomy on his right knee on Wednesday against the Orlando Magic. "It feels the same," Rose said Wednesday of being on the verge of playing again. "I've been putting a lot of work in, busting my ass to get back and I'm just happy that I'm able to come back to a team where I think we're playing all right basketball...
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Rose's return date for Bulls remains unclear

CHICAGO (AP) Derrick Rose's return date to the Chicago Bulls' lineup remains unclear with five games remaining. Rose has been taking contact in practice the past week. But coach Tom Thibodeau would not say Monday when he will return from his latest knee operation. He says Rose has not experienced any setbacks and that he just has ''to feel comfortable enough to play.'' He says the...
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Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose Participates in Full Contact Practice

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is getting closer to making his return. Coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters Rose went through a full contact practice today. Thibs said Derrick Rose did full contact practice today. #Bulls — Mike McGraw (@McGrawDHBulls) March 30, 2015 Rose underwent knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus on February 27th, and hasn’t played since February...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Organization Ranked, Results May Surprise You

The tension between Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau and the team’s front office is well documented, from local media to national media. It’s frustrating to see because you have a coach, who has dealt with injuries to his best player, take under-matched teams and lead them to success. Yes, no NBA titles, but the Bulls have still competed even without Derrick Rose. Before this...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Thibodeau Is Like A Cranky Billionaire, He Runs His Butler To Death!

Woooo, Jimmy Buckets is back!  And Tom Thibodeau does what Tom Thibodeau does...  Runs his guys to death. After missing exactly 3 weeks with his elbow injury, Jimmy Butler returned last night and played a ridiculous 39-and-a-half minutes for 19/9/1/0/0.  Almost 40 minutes?!  And he shot 6-20!?  Sure he's taken a ton of shots the past week to be sure the elbow is healthy, but...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons Takes Shot At Chicago Bulls Over Tom Thibodeau Situation

  Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg has been a name mentioned as a potential replacement for Tom Thibodeau with the Chicago Bulls. Hoiberg’s #3 seed ISU team just lost in the first-round to #14 UAB. ESPN’s Bill Simmons took notice of the tournament’s first upset and started discussing the Bulls’ situation on Twitter and why they would want Hoiberg […] The post Bill Simmons...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Things look to be ending between Tom Thibodeau, Bulls

Breakups are hard, and they’re said to happen for all sorts of reasons. Different goals, different principles, sudden realizations about your...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

My Man Thibs

If The Bulls and Tom Thibodeau part ways at the end of this season it’ll be such a shame. Hardly like watching Jordan walk away from the team and end up in a Wizards uniform. It’d be like letting your best friend go for no good reason at all. It wouldn’t make sense. I’ve heard […]
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Bulls Coaching Conundrum: Thibs Last Stand?

Thursday’s night game against the Thunder was a great microcosm of evaluating the value of Bulls Head Coach Tom Thibodeau. It was a great individual win for the team and simply, an exciting game. The Bulls are certainly in a good position to make the playoffs, and if the team gets healthy fast enough, who knows how far they will go. However, it seems that management has made up...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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