Chicago Bulls rookies have seldom shed their warmups during the Tom Thibodeau era. The defensive mastermind has been reluctant to trust young prospects with carrying out his game plan on both ends of the floor. Some prognosticators believe a similar fate will befall Doug McDermott from Creighton and Spanish League star Nikola Mirotic. Show More Summary
In the roll-up to the Chicago Bulls’ biggest season of the Tom Thibodeau era and Derrick Rose’s overanalyzed return, it’s important to remember the roles that more easily forgotten men play in successful NBA campaigns. As much as the...Show More Summary
BARCELONA, Spain -- When USA Basketball's practice ended Monday at Palau Sant Jordi, Derrick Rose spent several extra minutes shooting jumpers with Tom Thibodeau.
The Chicago Bulls head into the 2014-15 season with their best chance at a championship since head coach Tom Thibodeau ’s era began in 2010. They’ ve got new depth, including more scoring punch than ever with Pau Gasol, Doug McDermott, Aaron Brooks, Nikola Mirotic and, of course, a renewed Derrick Rose on board. Show More Summary
The Chicago Bulls are in an unfamiliar position this year. Faced with the conundrum of their deepest roster since Tom Thibodeau became head coach in 2010, they need to figure out how to get all these guys minutes. Thibodeau has gained...Show More Summary
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After the USA Basketball practice Tuesday afternoon, Bulls guard Derrick Rose and coach Tom Thibodeau spent several minutes chatting on the court before Rose shot free throws, took jump shots and performed other offensive moves.
The Chicago Bulls enter the 2014-15 with their most talented roster of the Tom Thibodeau era—but they’re far from indestructible. The Eastern Conference has improved alongside the Bulls, and there are a number of teams capable of stopping them en route to the NBA Finals. Show More Summary
Carmelo Anthony, who nearly jumped ship to join the Chicago Bulls in July, won't have to wait long to see Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Tom Thibodeau again.
Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls went out of their way to acquire college hoops star Doug McDermott, and they will aim to utilize the polished prospect immediately. As one of the most NBA-ready rookies you'll ever find, the 6'8" small...Show More Summary
The Chicago Bulls, by all measures, have assembled their most talented roster of the Tom Thibodeau era this summer. First and foremost among their upgrades is the bevy of new offensive weapons. While a healthy Derrick Rose is still the...Show More Summary
LAS VEGAS — In 2010, the Bulls hired Tom Thibodeau, Derrick Rose won a gold medal with Team USA and the front office overhauled a roster that produced 62 victories, a most valuable player award for Rose and a trip to the Eastern Conference finals.
Fifty. That's the number of games—playoffs and regular season—Derrick Rose has appeared in since his 2010-11 NBA MVP campaign. And that's not a lot. Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has lost his voice more than 50 times since then. Show More Summary
No one can say coach Tom Thibodeau doesn ’t have the pieces he needs anymore. Derrick Rose is back. He came roaring out of the gates at Team USA practice, looking better than ever with his increased bulk and smooth jump shot. "I've been preparing for this for a long time," he told reporters on the scene, per K.C. Show More Summary
Doug McDermott should have the Chicago Bulls and head coach Tom Thibodeau acting out of character next season. Rookies and generally inexperienced players are traditionally shunned from Chicago's rotation this side of Thibs ' rule. Jimmy...Show More Summary
Tom Thibodeau has never been big on excuses. Good thing, because the Chicago Bulls head coach won't have any this year. New and Old Weapons The Bulls are rebuilt—bigger, stronger and better. Derrick Rose is back (again) and is expected to perform to his full capabilities. Show More Summary
The Chicago Bulls are turning over a new leaf. Every team has some sort of identity, and the Bulls have employed one of the most set-in-stone philosophies ever since Tom Thibodeau took over. They're going to win by playing suffocating...Show More Summary
The Chicago Bulls are putting the finishing touches on their 2014-15 team, and they now easily have the best offensive roster since Tom Thibodeau became the head coach. With three simple adjustments to his coaching philosophy, the Bulls can compete for an NBA title. The Bulls have had brilliant defenses during Thibodeau’s tenure. Show More Summary
Tom Thibodeau 's basketball genius is going to be tested next season. This is a good problem for the Chicago Bulls head coach to have—the byproduct of an embarrassment of riches up front. Although the Bulls whiffed on adding CarmeloShow More Summary
Pau Gasol isn't Carmelo Anthony, but the skillful Spaniard is exactly the guy the Chicago Bulls need to take them where they want to go. According to the big man himself, Gasol is set to join Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Tom ThibodeauShow More Summary
Tom Thibodeau has proven that the Chicago Bulls will never fully be out of the playoff picture in the East, but a big splash in free agency could quickly entrench his team back atop the conference. With solid cap space and a talented...Show More Summary