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Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls game preview

TV: ABC TIME: GAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 1:00 P.M. With a renewed emphasis on defense and rebounding, the Chicago Bulls are looking to continue their recent upswing at home before embarking on a difficult trip. As they welcome former teammate Luol Deng back to United Center for the first time, the Central Division-leading Bulls seek their third straight win Sunday against a Miami Heat...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls game preview

TV: ABC TIME: GAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 1:00 P.M. With a renewed emphasis on defense and rebounding, the Chicago Bulls are looking to continue their recent upswing at home before embarking on a difficult trip. As they welcome former teammate Luol Deng back to United Center for the first time, the Central Division-leading Bulls seek their third straight win Sunday against a Miami Heat...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Heat-Bulls Preview

With a renewed emphasis on defense and rebounding, the Chicago Bulls are looking to continue their recent upswing at home before embarking on a difficult trip. As they welcome former teammate Luol Deng back to United Center for the first time, the Central Division-leading Bulls seek their third straight win Sunday against a Miami Heat team that is struggling offensively. Following...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls Taking Back that Hot Seat

It appears that the seat is cooling down a bit after the way the team responded to not only head coach Tom Thibodeau’s comments, but each other. As Sports Mockery reported earlier there were sources saying that Thibs’ coaching tenure was in jeopardy, which prompted many spirited discussions on this site and Chicago sports radio. As first reported by K.C. Johnson, the Bulls met...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs-Bulls Preview

The Chicago Bulls find themselves playing their worst basketball of the season in the midst of a stretch where anything but their best might not be good enough. The struggling Bulls continue their challenging slate Thursday night when they host the streaking San Antonio Spurs. After opening an unforgiving six-game stretch with a 107-99 loss to Atlanta on Saturday, Chicago (27-16...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls catastrophizing is completely unwarranted

The sky is falling with the Chicago Bulls. At least that’s what both the local and national media would have you believe. They’re all wrong. There have been plenty of “this Chicago Bulls team has quit on Tom Thibodeau” hot takes. The Bulls armageddonists all point to the Derrick Rose soundbite, which OMG had an f-bomb!!! That means the end times are coming! “I think...
Via The Sports Bank
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau: “This is more than just basketball, it’s locker room issues.”

First we heard the explosion from Derrick Rose following the Chicago Bulls 108-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers; now, it’s the head coach, Tom Thibodeau, admitting there are some real problems, more than just basketball, involving the team’s locker room. “We have a problem. This is more than just basketball, it’s locker room issues. We’re ready to make a change if...
Via Sports Mockery
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Thibs might be too hardcore for Bulls players

Chris Sheridan is reporting there’s a mutiny brewing in Chicago: I told you yesterday about mutterings I have heard around the league that Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has lost his locker room. Then last night, Derrick Rose poured jet fuel on the fire with some of the strongest comments he has made as a professional, including “we are not on the same page.” Rose rarely...
Via Red's Army
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah out, McDermott in for Bulls against Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is missing his fourth straight game with a sprained right ankle. Noah has had trouble with the ankle for more than a month. He missed four games in December, came back and tweaked the injury. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Monday a recent MRI showed no structural damage. Thibodeau did not give a timetable for the All-Star's return...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls center Joakim Noah still out with ankle injury

CLEVELAND (AP) Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is missing his fourth straight game with a sprained right ankle. Noah has had trouble with the ankle for more than a month. He missed four games in December, came back and tweaked the injury. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Monday a recent MRI showed no structural damage. Thibodeau did not give a timetable for the All-Star's return...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Used To Play Defense, Not Anymore

Call me crazy, but doesn’t it look like the Chicago Bulls are in the midst of an identity crisis? Throughout Tom Thibodeau’s tenure in Chicago, his teams have been known for three things– Defense, tenacity, and mediocre offense. How has all of this suddenly changed? Most of the time it didn’t even matter what personnel was in place. Bring ‘em in, coach ‘em up, and stick...
Via Sports Mockery
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls hit rough patch after rolling along

CHICAGO (AP) Given that the Chicago Bulls had key players coming back from injuries and newcomers trying to fit in, Joakim Noah figured there would be some difficult stretches. The Bulls are in one at the moment. The Central division leaders have dropped three of four after winning 13 of 15 heading into Wednesday's game against John Wall and the Washington Wizards. ''This is our...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Now Odds-On Favorite to Win the NBA Title

The Chicago Bulls are on a tear right now, winners of nine of their last 10 games, with their only loss coming on the backend of a back-to-back. What’s different this year? The Bulls’ versatility, along with tremendous depth in their front court, has allowed them to be successful on both ends of the court. Tom Thibodeau always preaches defense first, but at the end of the day...
Via Sports Mockery
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah Was Not Happy About Tom Thibodeau Calling A Timeout

Joakim Noah apparently had somewhere else to be during Saturday’s Bulls-Celtics game. After Tom Thibodeau called a timeout near the end of overtime, Noah had some words for his head coach. The timeout was worthwhile after-all, as the Bulls beat the Celtics 109-104. [Gustavo Vega] The post Joakim Noah Was Not Happy About Tom Thibodeau Calling A Timeout appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls Experiment With Nikola Mirotic At Small Forward

Tom Thibodeau experimented with using Nikola Mirotic at small forward in Saturday's game for the Chicago Bulls against the New Orleans Pelicans. Mirotic has been very productive in his minutes, which the Bulls are looking to expand. "I just wanted to get a look at it," said Thibodeau. "It was a start. I want to look at the film." Thibodeau was asked if he may use Mirotic more at...
Via RealGM
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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
December 26, 2014  |  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
December 18, 2014  |  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
December 12, 2014  |  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
December 11, 2014  |  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
December 10, 2014  |  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
December 10, 2014  |  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
December 03, 2014  |  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
December 01, 2014  |  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
December 01, 2014  |  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
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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