When a team parts ways with one head coach and hires another, it's fair to expect some changes in the on-court product. But in one preseason game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night, and with one column in the box score, the Chicago Bulls showed just how seismic the shift in their offensive approach could be in 2015-16.The Bulls launched 39 3-pointers in the 105-95 home...
Tom Thibodeau is attempting to remain unplugged as much as possible from the world of basketball following his dismissal as head coach of the Chicago Bulls. "I really want to treat this year like a sabbatical," said Thibodeau. For the first time since 1991, Thibodeau is unemployed and he's a notorious workaholic. Thibodeau continues to live in Chicago, liking the restaurants and...
One of the reasons Tom Thibodeau wore out his welcome in Chicago was his alleged refusal to rest players and manage minutes. That’s why it comes as no surprise that Thibodeau had a simple message for Bulls management when they explored the idea of having players use wearable technology that helps monitor recovery — keep...Read More
Hit us up on Twitter @CrossoverNBA Have you ever been a part of a panel job interview? And I’m not talking about being the sweating dude with a bunch of resumes on the other side of the desk. I’m talking about being the one asking the questions. Sometime after all of the candidates have been interviewed, selections for finalists are made. The question always gets asked, and...
The Chicago Bulls finally got rid of Tom Thibodeau as their head coach last week, and it sounds like they already have his replacement. Actually, it sounds like they’ve had his replacement lined up for much longer. The New York Daily News’ Frank Isola reports that the Bulls had already discussed the parameters of a...Read More
Several members of the Chicago Bulls wanted Tom Thibodeau gone so badly that they threatened to not show up to the team facility if he wasn’t fired, according to a report. Dan Berstein of CBS Chicago reported on Thursday that “at least three” Bulls starters ripped Thibodeau in their end-of-season meetings with management and said...Read More
If you thought the divorce between Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls was an amicable one, think again. In addition to blasting Thibodeau in a press release on Thursday that officially announced he had been fired, the Bulls apparently felt that he could not be trusted to collect his things and exit the team facility....Read More
The Chicago Bulls averaged 51 wins per season under head coach Tom Thibodeau. On Thursday, the Bulls fired him. There were plenty of rumors surrounding Thibodeau’s job security despite five winning seasons at the helm. On Thursday, the club made it official and announced they had fired the 57-year-old. Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf released a statement with the announcement...
When a milk carton sits in your fridge for a while, you always check the expiration date because you don’t want the sour taste that comes once it passes your lips. That was the feeling I had Thursday night at Game 6 in the meeting between the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers. If there was any thought Tom Thibodeau would be back as the coach of the Bulls next season,...
With their backs up against the wall against the Cavaliers on Thursday night, the Bulls looked like the fat and/or skinny kid in dodgeball. Despite Cleveland missing two of its top three players — one of them for the entire series — Chicago proved to be a much easier out than anyone could have imagined, meekly ending their season in a 94-73 Game 6 loss. Though no one is officially...
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