The Indiana Pacers had the No. 1 defense in the NBA this season and just shut down Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks over six games. The Miami Heat had the league's No. 1 offense and just dispatched Tom Thibodeau's D in five. The trump card in the Eastern Conference finals, tipping off Wednesday (8:30 p.m. ET, TNT) in Miami, may be the four-time MVP.
When the final horn sounded and the Miami Heat bounced the Chicago Bulls from the 2013 NBA playoffs, Derrick Rose had not played a single minute of the 2012-13 campaign. His ACL rehab and highly anticipated return cast a shadow over the entire season, and when he was medically cleared to play in March, his absence fueled a growing controversy. Show More Summary
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose was ruled out of the team’s 94-91 loss in Game 5 of an Eastern Conference semifinal against the Miami Heat, meaning he officially missed the entire season after undergoing ACL surgery on May 12, 2012. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said the team was right to take a cautious approach with its [...]
The Chicago Bulls bowed out of postseason play when they fell to the Miami Heat by a final score of 94-91 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, but if anybody thought that elimination would finally put an end to all of the questions Tom Thibodeau and his team have had to answer about Derrick Rose, think again. Show More Summary
The theme for Game 4? It's no mystery. A placard has been left on every United Center seat that says: NEXT MAN UP. So does that mean Vladimir Radmanovic should be ready to take on the Heat on Monday night? Tom Thibodeau probably won't go that far into his bench. "We believe in it," Thibodeau said of the slogan. Show More Summary
Raw intensity, and physical play, have stamped the Miami Heat-Chicago Bulls playoff series, which continues with Game 4 tonight (Miami leads, 2-1). The shorthanded Bulls and their defense-first coach, Tom Thibodeau, know there’s only one way they can beat the Heat: by beating them up. Show More Summary
Being on the losing end of a tough playoff game has to very frustrating for a coach. Down 2-1 to the Heat, Tom Thibodeau of the Bulls was fed up following game 3. After Nazr Mohammed was ejected for showing LeBron, Thibs sounded off in the post-game presser. Tom felt as if LeBron flopped and [...]
Chicago Bulls center Nazr Muhammad got ejected from Game 3 on Friday night for shoving LeBron James to the ground. After the game, coach Tom Thibodeau called LeBron out for flopping, saying, " From my angle, I saw a guy basically flop. Show More Summary
In the past three years, Tom Thibodeau has situated himself as one of the league’s best coaches. A primary reason for this has been his ability to stop LeBron James. Ok —“stop” may be an overstatement, but no coach has contained him quite like Thibodeau. Show More Summary
Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was fined $35,000 by the NBA on Sunday for comments that were critical of the officiating after the team's Game 3 loss to the Miami Heat.
Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau's wallet is officially $35,000 lighter. Per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the NBA has fined Coach Thibs $35,000 for his postgame comments about the officials following a Game 3 loss to the Miami Heat. Show More Summary
Tom Thibodeau fined $35,000 for criticizing referees calling LeBron James a flopper. Read more...
Chicago Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau was fined $35000 today by the NBA for criticizing the referees after game 3 against the Miami Heat. The coach, as well as several players, criticized the refs for allowing the Miami Heat to get away with physical plays while penalizing the Chicago Bulls with technical fouls and ejections. Thibodeau [...]Show More Summary
Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has been fined $35,000 for comments he made about the officiating following the Bulls 104-94 loss to the Heat on Friday night at the United Center, it was announced Sunday by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President Basketball Operations.
Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is none too happy these days, and with his team losing its composure on a nightly basis and now trailing the defending champion Miami Heat two games to one in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, it's easy to see why. Show More Summary
The Chicago Bulls will be without Derrick Rose, Kirk Hinrich, and Luol Deng when they face off in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Head coach Tom Thibodeau announced that the three men would sit out of Game 3 during his Friday morning press conference. Derrick Rose sitting out of Game 3 is no [...]Show More Summary
Since naming Tom Thibodeau their head coach in the summer of 2010, the Chicago Bulls have sported a top-five defensive efficiency in each season. They had the league's 10th-best defensive efficiency the year before Thibodeau came to town, per NBA.com, and in his first year the defense improved enough that it was the best in the league. Show More Summary