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Tom Thibodeau

Tom Thibodeau
Tom Thibodeau was named head coach of the Chicago Bulls in June 2010. He has been an assistant coach in the NBA since 1989. This is his first job as a head coach.
Tom Thibodeau was named head coach of the Chicago Bulls in June 2010. He has been an assistant coach in the NBA since 1989. This is his first job as a head coach. « Show less

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  • Bulls release summer-league schedule

    Bulls release summer-league schedule
    The Bulls will open NBA Summer League play in Las Vegas on July 12 at 7:30 p.m. against the Clippers. All teams are guaranteed five games in the tournament format, used for the second straight year. The Bulls also will face the Nuggets at 7 p.m. Central...
  • Relax, Tom Thibodeau unlikely to go anywhere

    Relax, Tom Thibodeau unlikely to go anywhere
    In Chicago, reasonable people would agree only one head coach commands more respect than Tom Thibodeau. He wears a mustache and two Stanley Cup championship rings that distinguish him. In the NBA, in terms of reputation, only two head coaches compare to...
  • Spurs' Gregg Popovich is NBA coach of the year for the third time

    Spurs' Gregg Popovich is NBA coach of the year for the third time
    Gregg Popovich has become just the third person ever to be named the NBA coach of the year three times. Popovich, who coached the San Antonio Spurs to a league-best 62-20 record, joins Don Nelson and Pat Riley in that elite group. He also won the...
  • Bulls dig deep to avoid 3-0 hole vs. Wizards

     Bulls dig deep to avoid 3-0 hole vs. Wizards
    WASHINGTON — Throughout this season, at points where matters looked most dire, Tom Thibodeau would cite the losses of Derrick Rose and Luol Deng and talk about the Bulls' fight. Never has that trait been more impressively on display than Friday...
  • Bulls collapse early and late in 101-99 overtime loss

    Bulls collapse early and late in 101-99 overtime loss
    Losing the first two home games of a best-of-seven series is tough enough. Blowing double-digit, second-half leads in both is even more demoralizing. "Demoralizing?" Joakim Noah said. Then, in the direct aftermath of Tuesday's shocking 101-99 overtime...
  • Wait, why were teams afraid to face the Bulls?

    Wait, why were teams afraid to face the Bulls?
    For some stupid reason, everybody in the Eastern Conference jockeyed to avoid the Bulls in the playoffs. Everybody except the Wizards, that is, and now we see why. They shredded the league’s best defense for 102 points and stopped the league&...
  • Lakers in no hurry to name a coach

    The Lakers might redefine the phrase "slow-speed chase." They are in no hurry to fill the coaching vacancy created Wednesday by Mike D'Antoni's resignation and are planning a long search with many candidates. George Karl, Jeff Van Gundy, Kurt Rambis...
  • Another home playoff game, another Bulls choke

    Another home playoff game, another Bulls choke
    It was about 15-6, Wizards, when TNT analyst and future Knicks coach Steve Kerr pointed out that the Bulls reached their ceiling during the regular season and didn't have much more to go on when it comes to the playoffs. Other teams, however, do have...
  • Playing calm and smart key for Bulls and Blackhawks

    Playing calm and smart key for Bulls and Blackhawks
    In one dramatic 86-minute span Friday night, Chicago sports reinforced the power of its passion. 9:47 p.m.: The Bulls rallied to beat the Wizards 100-97 at the Verizon Center in Washington in a game tied until Jimmy Butler drilled a 3-pointer with 24....
  • Debating John Turturro on 'Fading Gigolo'

    Debating John Turturro on 'Fading Gigolo'
    This is a tale of two interviews. Well, two halves of the same interview. The first, sunnier half is the best reason to talk to John Turturro (whose “Fading Gigolo,” which he wrote, directed and stars in, opens Friday): He’s been part...
  • Wizards make Bulls' home-court edge disappear

    Wizards make Bulls' home-court edge disappear
    All of Tom Thibodeau's pre-series concerns about the Wizards came to fruition Sunday night at the United Center. Nene played like an All-Star. Trevor Ariza hit big shots. Marcin Gortat did his damage inside. Andre Miller proved ageless. And the Bulls'...
  • Disappointing start, loss for Bulls

    Disappointing start, loss for Bulls
    WASHINGTON — In a season where overcoming odds has been the norm, the Bulls' trademark defiance ceded to disappointment Sunday afternoon. "It's very disappointing to get in a hole like that," coach Tom Thibodeau said. Playing without the...