Gar Forman canceled a trip to Boston to interview Thibodeau when the Celtics failed to close out the Magic during games 4 and 5. The fact that Thibodeau was on the list puts him ahead of everyone else, who's yet to receive interviews.
Now let's have some fun letting our dreams run away with us. So we know that World Wide Wes is the infamous power broker of the NBA and coaching agent. Tom Thibodeau has signed on with WWW, and the Bulls seem to be the team most likely to hire Thibodeau this summer.
That in and of itself, isn't that meaningful. Not every World Wide Wes client is going to get to coach LeBron James. However, let's throw in the latest rumor that James isn't interested in influencing the Cavaliers head coaching search:
the person said James doesn't want his fingerprints on the Cavs' hire
Does LeBron James not want his fingerprints on the Cavs coaching hire if he's planning on staying in Cleveland? That seems awfully difficult to believe doesn't it?
So what does all this mean:
1) LeBron is leaving the Cavaliers
2) Thibodeau has signed with LeBron's agency and would likely be looked at positively by his representation
3) Thibodeau is the leading candidate for the Chicago Bulls head coaching vacancy (as well as the Hornets vacancy)
I'm not saying...
Okay, I'm really not saying as this is a big stretch even for me, but it is interesting to think about.