Cheeks and Adams to become assistants?

Per Sam Smith:

There have been other reports of a three-year deal similar to the
contract Del Negro worked under and that former Chicago prep star and
76ers All Star Mo Cheeks and former Bulls assistant Ron Adams, both now
on the staff of the Oklahoma City Thunder, could work with Thibodeau.
Another source, whose information could not be confirmed, said
Thibodeau has been given an informal offer in preparation for working
out an official deal.

Sam adds on to the pile that the Bulls are close to closing a deal with Thibodeau as an informal offer may have been made, but interestingly, he states that Mo Cheeks (what a porn name) and Ron Adams might become assistants for the Bulls as well.

That'd make for an excellent staff to come on board.   In other assistant news, I've heard that Bernie Bickerstaff is definitely out while Pete Myers will stay.  Not sure on Bob Oceipka, but without any insider information on the topic, I'd guess he's probably gone.  

If there are carry overs from the old staff, I think it will be the lower level guys (Hunter, Brown, and Myers).

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  • Definitely some good choices, then maybe if Thibodeau doesn't pan out to be what we think he is and get fired, then maybe Mo Cheeks could be coaching the bulls.. but what's this Scottie Pippen to be an assistant stuff everyone's been talking about?

  • In reply to joeacook3:

    I don't know where it came from but I would love to add Scottie on as an assistant. Give him some experience so he can one day work his way into a HC position. I think he could have a significant impact on James Johnson in particular. JJ has the skill-set to be Pippen-lite.

  • In reply to jamatokwu:

    Will Purdue on Westwood One radio mentioned that Scottie might be brought back this season as an assistant coach.

  • In reply to souleater7:

    Nice!

  • In reply to souleater7:

    Yep it's official according to Sam Smiths Twitter they just offered a 3yr contract and Thibodeau should be accepting soon....

  • In reply to joeacook3:

    If this is true, I couldnt be more excited.

    We got our man and possibly out ticket to some of these great FA signings. I hope it all works out like we plan.

  • In reply to joeacook3:

    BREAKING NEWS:

    Tom Thibodeau has been offered the Bulls head coaching job.

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/06/bulls-make-thibodeau-their-18th-head-coach.html

    * I certainly hope he hires Mo Cheeks and Ron Adams as his assistants.

  • In reply to joeacook3:

    I think this could be huge for our pitch to FA. The fact that he is represented by WWW is gonna play a nice factor in our pitch.

  • In reply to 1096ballenf:

    Big,

    WWW has NOTHING to do with their FA pitch. Nor should he.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Well im guessing the fact that he is probably our future head coach, and already has a championship ring and current in the finals should be a major selling point to our FA candidates.

    What points would be bigger outside of Rose and Noah?

  • In reply to 1096ballenf:

    Getting Bosh in a S&T would help attract WADE or LBJ more than WWW.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    But to get one of them we still need a PITCH. What would we pitch to those free agents. "Oh if you sign with us so will Lebron or Wade." No, he is a great asset and if the Celtics win the Gold he will be an even greater one.

  • In reply to 1096ballenf:

    I'm torn between a quick finals or a long, good series where the Celtics defense is on display.

    If it's a quick series, we have a very real chance to overshadow the finals with Bulls and Lebron news. If it's a long series, we get more talk about Thibs defense.

    I guess I'd be happy with the Celtics coming back and winning the next four with stifling defense.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Just saw it online myself.

    http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/06/bulls-make-thibodeau-their-18th-head-coach.html

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Its Official

    http://twitter.com/kcjhoop

    RT @AndyResnik: Cavs fans resume panicking in 3, 2, 1 ... RT @KCJHoop Thibodeau has accepted Bulls offer. Same agent as LeBron.

  • In reply to 1096ballenf:

    LMAO! This is like war and everyone is trying to pillage their superstar. We're making smart moves which should help tremendously come July 1st. Welcome aboard, Thibs!

    I expect some big moves on draft day, too. We may package the #17 pick, Deng or Kirk in a trade that no one anticipated. Maybe we move some combination of them for Bynum in order to turn Bynum into a S&T for Bosh. And if we can't turn Bynum into Bosh, we can keep Bynum as our center and move Noah to PF. Anything is possible. Just want to see smart activity from our FO.

  • In reply to jamatokwu:

    I am actually kind of hoping we get Paul George in the Draft. I still want Lebron but i feel like he is toying and not gonna leave Cle. I think we should get definites like Boozer and tradeup for George, and sign someone else and be done with it.

  • In reply to jamatokwu:

    BiggestBullsfan +2 i agree....Thibodeau just signed with WWW this past week or so...so this isnt just some coincidence. It might not be a huge factor but i do think it plays into our advantage. Agents from the same company usually work easier together. Great Job Bulls....im even pumped about our possible assistants. Mo Cheeks would be a great addition. Keeping my fingers crossed for Pip!

  • In reply to jamatokwu:

    I would take this as good news IF the asst coaches are right....Ron Adams n Mo Cheeks with Scottie Pippen there to stomp on JJ's nuts til he can play pro ball. that would be nice.

  • In reply to souleater7:

    WOOOO lol Its a good day to be a Bulls fan! Thibodeau is our guy and i hope to see him succeed next year. Plus the possible additions of Mo Cheeks and Ron Adams couldnt be any better! Great job by the Bullies. Like many of you, i would love to see Pip out there as well as a assistant. It also looks like Kevin Ollie and Rick Brunson might also jump back into the organization as well. Bulls deff. showing some loyalty. Great job front office.

  • In reply to souleater7:

    If the Bulls sign LeBron....we will be a top 5 defense in the league next year. AND Thibodeau will be a possible coach of the year candidaite. I got high hopes! lol

  • In reply to souleater7:

    This is also great news.

  • In reply to joeacook3:

    I don't think Noah has any problems with Ron Adams or vice versa. Joakim started off with kind of a poor attitude, and has turned into a dedicated, loyal, enthusiastic guy you want on your ballclub. I believe Jerry Reinsdorf looks on him with adoration. Also it sounds like he's putting on the crucial extra muscle/weight he needs to no longer get knocked off balance in the low post by the league's premier centers.

    Mo Cheeks and Ron Adams just sound like great additions to me. Cheeks(porn references aside Doug) was a four time NBA all Defensive First team member. Having him work with Derrick with the overall defensive master plans of Thibodeau as a backdrop sounds like the best thing that could have happened to Rose's game. Except for Bosh and James coming on board.

  • In reply to MarkNorman:

    I hope so, and I'm sure they have a handle on the situation.

  • I really hope that thing between Adams and Noah in his rookie year was just minor bullshit that won't come back up.

  • In reply to msalivar:

    Adams was said to be the coach that helped Noah develop the most.

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