Archive for the ‘Coach’s Corner’ Category
Posted on Nov 18
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is known for his serious nature, intense preparation, and consistent drive to make his team better.
His focus is solely on basketball and he rarely strays off topic into anything remotely personal. But a good friend of his, first-year Bobcats coach Steve Clifford, was happy to share a few tidbits on how Thibodeau has impacted his …
Posted on Nov 18
Winners of four consecutive games for the first time since March of 2012, Chicago will try to make it five in a row when it hosts the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday night.
Having Derrick Rose back in the lineup at full strength will certainly help. Rose sat out of practices last week with a sore right hamstring and did not …
Posted on Nov 16
It’s the run and shoot NBA again. Thirteen teams for just the second time in the last 19 years are averaging at least 100 points per game.
There are more than 20 players averaging at least 20 points per game. Last season there were nine. Contending teams like the Clippers, Thunder, Rockets and Heat are playing games to 120 points. …
Posted on Nov 14
Though Derrick Rose missed his second consecutive day of practice, the Bulls star point guard is hopeful his sore right hamstring won’t prevent him from playing against the Raptors in Toronto on Friday.
“There’s a chance,” Rose said of his status following practice at the Berto Center. “Right now, I’m feeling alright. Just trying to rest and do a little …
Posted on Nov 13
Though he’s improving, Derrick Rose was held out of Wednesday’s practice to rehab a right hamstring injury suffered during Monday’s win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
With Chicago’s first back-to-back set of the season coming up with on Friday in Toronto before returning home to host the Pacers on Saturday, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said no determination has been made yet …
Posted on Nov 12
There are a lot of sentences with “Derrick Rose” and “injury” that are no laughing matter. The one Monday late in the Bulls’ 96-81 pulling away victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers made you smile.
Because this time Rose was joking about it.
Rose sustained what he and the Bulls afterward termed a minor strain in his right hamstring, apparently …
Posted on Nov 11
When the Bulls host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night, Derrick Rose and Kyrie Irving will cross paths for the first time in their basketball careers.
Widely regarded as two of the top point guards in the game, Rose in his fifth season and Irving in his third season have never faced off due to one or the other being …
Posted on Nov 9
So long sad times, we are rid of you at last. You are now a thing of the past. Happy days are here again.
Let’s sing a song of cheer again. Happy days are here again.
Those are some of the classic lyrics from one of the great songs, Happy Days Are Here Again, an attempt at uplifting a stunned …
Posted on Nov 5
The Bulls, especially coach Tom Thibodeau, do not like to talk about games being crucial or vital, especially this early in the season. But when Chicago visits the Indiana Pacers Wednesday, it’s something of a showdown given Indiana’s undefeated start and that the Bulls and Pacers are considered rivals for the defending champion Miami Heat.
“For us getting off to …
Posted on Nov 4
While there is a lot of basketball left to be played this season – 79 more games to be exact – it’s safe to say the Bulls didn’t envision themselves opening with a record of 1-2.
And while many of the storylines, whether they are positive or negative, seem to be magnified because it’s so early in the season, that …