Derrick Rose has missed the entire year, injuries have hit nearly every other important player on the team and Joakim Noah has been fighting plantar fasciitis for well over a month, yet Tom Thibodeau is still coaching a Chicago Bulls team that could make its way into the Eastern Conference Finals. Show More Summary
Tom Thibodeau and his walking infirmary stole home court advantage from the vaunted Heat in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series and they did so thanks to the heroics of the Big Three of... Nate Robinson, Jimmy Butler and Marco Belinelli? [ more › ]
The Chicago Bulls have ruled starting point guard Kirk Hinrich out for Game 1 of the second round series against the Miami Heat, head coach Tom Thibodeau announced prior to the game. More: Hot Hot Hoops Blog a Bull NBA playoff coverage This will be the fourth consecutive game Hinrich has missed with a calf injury. Show More Summary
As expected, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau officially ruled out guard Kirk Hinrich for Monday's opening game of the Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Miami Heat. He joins Derrick Rose and Luol Deng on the sidelines.
MIAMI -- As expected, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau officially ruled out guard Kirk Hinrich for Monday's opening game of the Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Miami Heat. Hinrich, who will miss his fourth straight game with a severely bruised left calf, joins Derrick Rose and Luol Deng as being out. Show More Summary
Luol Deng and Derrick Rose will miss at least Game 1 of the Chicago Bulls¿ Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Heat and Kirk Hinrich is doubtful, according to coach Tom Thibodeau.
Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich will miss Game 7 of Chicago’s series against the Brooklyn Nets. Coach Tom Thibodeau said Deng remained hospitalized in Chicago with an illness and was unable to travel for Saturday night’s game. The starting forward was tested for meningitis this week and Thibodeau said the team is still waiting for results. Hinrich [...]
Luol Deng will miss Game 7 of Chicago’s series against the Brooklyn Nets, but the Bulls still hope Kirk Hinrich can play. Coach Tom Thibodeau says Deng remains hospitalized in Chicago with an illness and is unable to travel for Saturday night’s game. Hinrich has missed the last two games with a bruised left calf, and the [...]
Tom Thibodeau isn't afraid to repeat himself. Listen to the Bulls coach talk at any point during his hyper-successful three-year start in Chicago and you are bound to hear a few familiar phrases. "Don't skip steps" is one, a common platitude Thibodeau can be heard barking at reporters before or after every game. Show More Summary
The Chicago Bulls continually exhibit top-notch defense, mainly because coach Tom Thibodeau concocts genius game plans on a regular basis. This has already been on display in the playoffs, and thus it's a fitting time to analyze his defensive guide to playoff success. Show More Summary
The Chicago Bulls, enjoying a successful postseason thus far, don’t need to make a ton of adjustments. But one move coach Tom Thibodeau should consider is increasing Nate Robinson’s playing time. Signed by the Bulls for the veteran’s minimum last July, Robinson wasn ’t expected to do much this season in the Windy City. Show More Summary
The primal screams and “jazz hands” gestures keep coming from Joakim Noah, and for good reason. Playing 38 minutes, 43 seconds Saturday — close to nine minutes more than coach Tom Thibodeau’s stated pregame limit — isn’t something the Bulls’ emotional leader takes for granted. “It’s a miracle,” said Noah, who is playing through plantar fasciitis in [...]
All hail Tom Thibodeau. This guy has it figured out. Give him five individuals, and he'll give you one defensive monster. Chicago held Brooklyn to 79 points on 34.6 percent shooting in game Game 3. That was after holding holding them to 82 points on 35.4 percent in Game 2. Show More Summary
With the series tied 1-1, Tom Thibodeau's Chicago Bulls head back to Chicago to host the Brooklyn Nets at the United Center. The Bulls rebounded in Game 2 to soundly defeat the Nets. Chicago has been getting it done all year with a strong...Show More Summary
Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said on Saturday that Derrick Rose was "most likely out" for the playoffs, but noted that he was still holding out hope that the 24-year-old star would be able to join the team this season, per Nick Friedell of ESPNChicago.com. Show More Summary
Derrick Rose is going to return...eventually. That's what we've heard all year from the Chicago Bulls, and it's what we still continue to hear now. Even when head coach Tom Thibodeau said Rose probably wouldn't make an appearance during the NBA playoffs, he left the door open for the former league MVP to return. Show More Summary
Mike D'Antoni must be the most sensitive head coach in the NBA. Many of his colleagues get chippy with the media, dabble in sarcasm and come off as generally miserable after a loss. (In Tom Thibodeau's case, this also applies to wins,...Show More Summary
Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau watches tape of the Nets and sees a confident team with an offense in rhythm.
Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau ruled out point guard Derrick Rose for the opener of the Bulls' first-round series against Brooklyn on Saturday but left open the possibility Rose could play later in the postseason.
CHICAGO -- You can see 82 games on Tom Thibodeau's face. As he addressed the media before the team's regular season finale against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, the coach of the Chicago Bulls looked like a man in need of a vacation. Show More Summary