Posts in category "Coaching"

Fred Hoiberg's Former Strengths Are Now Some of His Biggest Weaknesses

Fred Hoiberg's Former Strengths Are Now Some of His Biggest Weaknesses
You only have one chance to make a first impression. Unfortunately for Fred Hoiberg that grace period is now over. It seems like forever ago–Fred Hoiberg was brought on to coach the Bulls after an Eastern Conference Semifinal playoff exit. The process of hiring Hoiberg was a quick one, in fact their wasn’t much of... Read more »

Piecing Together The Point Guard Puzzle

Piecing Together The Point Guard Puzzle
The Chicago Bulls have had many problems in this very confusing 2016-17 season. But perhaps the most obvious is the starting point guard position. That starting guard spot next to Dwyane Wade and All-Star Jimmy Butler has been a revolving door that has featured 29 starts for disgruntled veteran Rajon Rondo, 15 starts for Jerian... Read more »

Petitioning For Consistency

Petitioning For Consistency
2014-15 point differential: +3 2015-16 point differential: -1.5 2016-17 point differential as of February, 2, 2017: +0.5 The Bulls got 4.5 points worse overall during the transition from Tom Thibodeau to Fred Hoiberg (between ‘15-’16 season) . So far, in Hoiberg’s second year (‘16-’17 season) the Bulls improved by 2 points overall (when compared to... Read more »
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Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Have Had Enough

Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Have Had Enough
A loss like the one the Bulls experienced on Wednesday night is supposed to hurt, according to Dwyane Wade. It’s supposed to piss you off, if you ask Jimmy Butler. The most prominent consequence? It makes you talk. Butler and Wade had an awful lot to say to the media following a heartbreaking loss to the... Read more »

This Writer's Pain: Jerian Grant Still Doesn't Start

This Writer's Pain: Jerian Grant Still Doesn't Start
I labeled this post, “This Writer’s Pain” because I am literally in pain thanks to the Chicago Bulls organization’s decision making. Thankfully, right now it’s only emotional pain, but it could develop into physical pain quite quickly. That’s because I will slap myself upside the head if Fred Hoiberg doesn’t make the obvious rotation decisions that... Read more »

How Did We Get Here? | The Hiring of Fred Hoiberg

How Did We Get Here? | The Hiring of Fred Hoiberg
The team at Bulls Confidential is asking the question, “How did we get here?”  It’s not all Fred Hoiberg’s fault. In today’s NBA, fanbases tend to cast blame towards the coach when things don’t go according to plan. Placing that blame may be fair at times, but there are certainly other factors at play. People... Read more »
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2010-2011 Bulls vs. 2016-2017 Timberwolves

2010-2011 Bulls vs. 2016-2017 Timberwolves
Barring some incredible win streak, Tom Thibodeau’s 1st season as the President / Coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves will fall short of the 2010-2011 Bulls record of 62-20. The Minnesota Timberwolves stopped by the United Center Tuesday night- #TheReturn of 5 year coach Tom Thibodeau- This will be his first encounter with his former team after... Read more »

Bulls Run Out of Gas, Lose in Detroit

Bulls Run Out of Gas, Lose in Detroit
Four games in five nights. Bulls fans knew this would be a daunting task, especially with head coach Fred Hoiberg starting to show a considerable lack of faith in his bench. On Tuesday night the Bulls fell short 102-91 to the Detroit Pistons. The loss saddles Chicago with their second three-game losing streak of the... Read more »

Chicago Coalescing: Hoiberg And Bulls Offense Reaching Legendary Heights

Chicago Coalescing: Hoiberg And Bulls Offense Reaching Legendary Heights
Fred Hoiberg has been called a lot of things during his short tenure with the Chicago Bulls. Some nice, some things that I can not repeat on this blog (and even worse!), but one word that hasn’t been used enough when discussing Fred Hoiberg is adaptability. He’s been able to roll with the punches that... Read more »
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Reacting To Rondo: A Look Into Rondo's 1st Ten Games As A Bull

Reacting To Rondo: A Look Into Rondo's 1st Ten Games As A Bull
The new era of Chicago Bulls basketball has gotten off to an exhilarating start. But if you look very closely through all of the Jimmy Butler dominance, the Dwyane Wade bravado, and the amazing offensive rebounding numbers, there is one obvious problem on this team: Rajon Rondo is not producing. He was brought in to... Read more »