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Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (57) / 1/17/1958

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Third parties close to coach Tom Thibodeau are exploring options should Thibodeau leave the Bulls, including the Magic.
There is a reported rift between Thibodeau and general manager Gar Forman, which is "beyond repair," according to the Chicago Tribune. For now, the Bulls are not confirming the report. As for the Magic, they have signed general manager Rob Hennigan to a long-term deal, so Thibodeau would likely have a lateral move. Apr 10 - 4:24 PM

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Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report is reporting that Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau will likely be let go at the end of the season.

Bucher reports that Thibs is at odds with the Bulls front office and the expectation is that he'll be gone at the end of the year no matter how far the Bulls go in the playoffs. Thibodeau has two years left on the four-year extension he signed during the 2012-13 season, but it's starting to look like he won't be around to finish that contract.
Mar 10 - 10:34 AM

Bulls' GM Gar Forman addressed the media on Thursday to deny reports about growing tension between the front office and head coach Tom Thibodeau.

"While as an organization we try to avoid responding to rumors, there is absolutely no basis to this recent speculation," Forman said in a statement. There are rumors that Thibodeau's relationship with the Chicago brass is beyond repair at this point, and that a mutual parting would not be surprising at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. For what it's worth, Thibodeau has two-years remaining on the four-year extension he signed during the 2012-13 season.
Jan 29 - 4:35 PM

The Chicago Bulls are focusing their free agency plans around Carmelo Anthony, but have also put out feelers on other unrestricted free agents.

The Bulls' main free agency efforts are focused on Anthony at the moment, but the team also reportedly contacted the agents for Pau Gasol, Kirk Hinrich, Paul Pierce, and others as soon as free agency hit. It is unclear at the moment which of those free agents are targets in conjunction with Carmelo and which of those are contingency plans, but it is abundantly clear that the Bulls are setting themselves up with options for both scenarios.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 09:38:00 AM

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has reportedly joined in on the recruiting of Carmelo Anthony.

"According to one of Anthony’s former coaches, Thibodeau has reached out to him and to several other coaches who have worked with Anthony with numerous calls," says Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. Derrick Rose has also reportedly joined the conversation in recruiting 'Melo, and the Bulls organization as a whole will be doing everything in their power to persuade Carmelo to leave New York and come to Chicago in hopes of chasing a championship. Anthony reportedly will only leave New York for a sure thing, but Chicago (a team that made the playoffs this past season sans their best player) is certainly closer to raising that Larry O'Brien than New York.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 09:17:00 AM

The Bulls are trying to use use their 16th and 19th picks in the draft to move into the lottery, according to Chad Ford of

The Nuggets hold the 11th pick and are believed to be the most likely to make a deal with the Bulls. Ford says they're possibly looking at Nik Stauskas and Gary Harris as possible selections should they succeed and move up.
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 03:08:00 PM

NBA Insider Ric Bucher speculates that Tom Thibodeau would only leave Chicago for New York.

While Thibodeau hasn't expressed a desire to leave the Bulls, Bucher called coaching the Knicks a "Dream Job." for Thibodeau. However, with free agency and the NBA draft looming, there are still plenty of decisions ahead.
Sat, May 24, 2014 09:30:00 AM

The Lakers plan to reach out to the Bulls for permission to interview Tom Thibodeau about their vacant head coach position, according to ESPN Los Angeles.

This is coming on the heels of a report that Kobe Bryant likes Thibs as a possible replacement for Mike D'Antoni. There are no indications that the Bulls would grant the Lakers the permission to interview Thibodeau, nor does it seem likely that they will let one of the best coaches in the league be courted by another franchise. Sill this will not stop the Lakers from trying to pursue the 2011 coach of the year.
Thu, May 1, 2014 04:03:00 PM

Tom Thibodeau will coach the Bulls on Monday evening after attending his father's funeral in Connecticut.

Assistant coach Adrian Griffin led shootaround but Thibodeau will fly to Memphis before the game tips off at 8pm. Our thoughts go out to Thibodeau and his family.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 12:29:00 PM

Bulls VP John Paxson dismissed reports of a "feud" between Tom Thibodeau and GM Gar Forman.

"From our perspective, from our seat, we’re doing great," said Paxson. "The relationship is healthy. We all want the same thing, and that’s to be as good as we possibly can out there on the floor." Thibodeau and Forman have clashed a few times over personnel decisions, including this summer's decision not to re-sign assistant coach Ron Adams, but this shouldn't be a distraction during the regular season.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 09:42:00 AM

Tom Thibodeau has promoted Adrian Griffin to lead assistant on the Bulls' coaching staff.

The Bulls decided in June not to retain Thibodeau's former lead assistant, Ron Adams, and Griffin was a logical successor. Griffin played in the NBA for nine seasons before transitioning to the sidelines, and he was mentioned as a candidate for a few head coaching jobs this summer.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 02:09:00 PM

The Bulls declined to renew the contract of Tom Thibodeau's lead assistant Ron Adams.

Adams was in his second stint with the Bulls and is very close to Thibodeau. According to the Chicago Tribune, GM Gar Forman, and not Thibodeau, was the one who made the decision. The Tribune speculates Adams could end up back in OKC, where he was before returning to the Bulls for a second time.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 11:37:00 AM

The Celtics will not pursue Tom Thibodeau if Doc Rivers leaves the team, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times.

We're not really sure where this came from since it was never a scenario on the table. Thibodeau signed a four-year extension with the Bulls earlier in the season and is going nowhere.
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 08:46:00 AM

Tom Thibodeau and Monty Williams will join Team USA's coaching staff, a source told the AP.

As Brian Mahoney tweets, the team is "bringing the defense to the next Olympics." Both coaches do outstanding work with their respective teams, and each will be an asset to a reformed Team USA coaching staff.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 09:46:00 AM

Tom Thibodeau said Wednesday he'd like the Bulls to add more shooting in the offseason.

The Bulls' perimeter game was sorely lacking this season due to injuries to Richard Hamilton, Marco Belinelli and Kirk Hinrich. We don't foresee Hamilton returning and Belinelli is slated for free agency. We could certainly see Chicago targeting a player like Kyle Korver this summer. Korver could be an ideal fit as a spot-up shooter, especially when defenses collapse on a healthy Derrick Rose driving the lane.
Thu, May 16, 2013 04:03:00 PM