Posts tagged "coaching search"

Bulls / Thibodeau reach verbal agreement

Per a bunch of places, but here’s KC: Tom Thibodeau has accepted the Bulls’ 3-year offer to become the team’s 18th head coach in franchise history, according to sources. No formal announcement can be made until the conclusion of the NBA Finals between the Lakers and Thibodeau’s Celtics. Also some info about his assistants: Sources... Read more »

Bulls closing in on Thibodeau

Per KC Johnson: Two sources familiar with the Bulls’ thinking continued to paint the situation as Thibodeau’s job to lose and that an offer is expected to come this weekend. Former Nets coach Lawrence Frank has been advised he’s no longer a candidate. Looks like the Bulls will get their man this time.  As I’ve... Read more »

Twittered up Bulls/Thibodeau news

WojYahooNBA After refusing Hornets, Thibodeau has put everything into getting Bulls job. He’s hoping for Chicago offer in next 24 hours, sources say. KCJHoop Still no official offer from Bulls to Thibodeau. But it’s clear Thibodeau wants job. And it’s also clear Bulls are impressed I’ve got no inside info on this one, but I... Read more »
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Celtics denying Bulls talking to Thibodeau

Per the Sun Times: ”I don’t know a thing about it,” Danny Ainge, the Celtics’ executive director for basketball operations, told the Sun-Times in an e-mail sent shortly before 11 p.m. Chicago time. With the Celtics scheduled to play Game 1 of the NBA Finals tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center, Paxson... Read more »

Bulls fly to LA to meet with Thibodeau

Looks like the Bulls may want Thibodeau afterall. The Bulls’ interview would suggest credence to multiple media outlets, including the Tribune, reporting the vacancy represents Thibodeau’s first choice. It’s unclear where Thibodeau stands on the Hornets’ offer and whether or not he asked for an extension on his decision. The Bulls had discussed the opening... Read more »

Thibodeau negotiating with Hornets but waiting for Bulls / Nets

Per yahoo sports: Hornets general manager Jeff Bower has exchanged proposals with Creative Artists Agency, which represents Thibodeau, on parameters of a possible deal. Sources say Thibodeau still plans to meet with New Jersey Nets GM Rod Thorn about his coaching vacancy sometime before the start of the NBA Finals on Thursday. It’s unclear how... Read more »
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General coaching update [yeah I'm slow]

Per KC Johnson: “I have no, at all, desire to go back to Chicago and coach the Bulls,” Jackson told reporters before Game 5 of the Western Conference finals in Phoenix. The report went on to say the Nets had made similar back-channel efforts to gauge Jackson’s interest. “Those channels have not reached me,” Jackson... Read more »

76ers set to hire Doug Collins and I am sad

Thank god the Bulls didn’t sign this guy, but I am a bit remorseful, from a selfish perspective, of losing Doug Collins in the booth.   Definitely one of the best, I loved to listen to the games that he calls. You have to wonder if the prospects of coaching Evan Turner sealed the deal on... Read more »

Bulls not bringing in 'John Calipari

Do we need Calipari to get James?   Don’t know, but if so, look for James to end up elsewhere according to Andy Katz. A source with direct knowledge of the Chicago Bulls front office’s plans says the team believes it has the right players in place — namely, Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Luol Deng... Read more »
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Kevin McHale wants to coach the Bulls; hates Luol Deng

Okay, he may not really hate Luol Deng, in fact he almost certainly doesn’t.   Yes, I’m a cheesy headline attention grabber. I found it interesting though that in his long discussion of Bulls love that Luol’s name is absent: “You got to wait and see,” he said. “But I think Chicago is a great... Read more »