Archive for the ‘Coach’s Corner’ Category
Posted on Apr 21
That should be all, folks.
Yes, it’s now just 3-0 Bulls over the Indiana Pacers in the first round playoff series with Thursday’s rough and tumble 88-84 Bulls victory.
Sure, the Pacers could decide they want to try to go back to Chicago next week and come storming out in Saturday’s Game 4.
Though it seems like they tried just …
Posted on Apr 18
It came as no surprise that Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard was named the NBA’s Defensive Player of the year for the third consecutive season on Monday.
But what did raise a few eyebrows was that Bulls guard Keith Bogans received one of the six first-place votes that Howard didn’t capture. Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau, though, said the credit is …
Posted on Apr 16
Derrick Rose is scary, scoring 39 points Saturday to rally the Bulls from a 10-point deficit in the last 3:38 for a 104-99 victory in Game 1 of the NBA playoffs.
The Pacers’ Danny Granger crystallized just how frightening.
“With Chicago, no (you never think you have it won),” said Danny Granger, who led the surprising Pacers with 24 points. …
Posted on Apr 16
Pacers forward Danny Granger made headlines recently when he said stopping Derrick Rose would mean stopping the Bulls. While it is easier said than done, Indiana interim head coach Frank Vogel has put a plan in place to try and accomplish just that.
Vogel and his staff have compiled a “Rose Plan”–those words were written on the team’s locker room …
Posted on Apr 13
With a win over the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday in the Bulls’ regular season finale, Tom Thibodeau improved to 62-20 in his first season as head coach.
Thibodeau tied Paul Westphal (62 wins with Phoenix in 1993) for the most victories for a first year head coach, this after already surpassing the legendary Bill Russell (60 with Boston in …
Posted on Apr 11
It was after a long practice Monday afternoon in Madison Square Garden, the world’s smelliest, most rotten and decrepit arena. Just about all the Bulls players sat along the perimeter of the floor, chatting, getting some treatment and generally waiting for the class in Basketball Jo to conclude.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau threw Joakim Noah passes and Noah made moves, …
Posted on Apr 11
It wasn’t the most upbeat celebration of a 60-win season Sunday with the Bulls’ 102-99 victory over the Orlando Magic, even though every time in franchise history the Bulls have won at least 60 games, they have won an NBA championship.
Of course, every time they did it was with Michael Jordan. Though Derrick Rose, with 39 points, including 11 …
Posted on Apr 8
Well, the Bulls officially are No. 1 with Friday’s 93-82 snoozer of a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers to clinch the best record for the 2010-11 NBA season in the Eastern Conference.
Everyone raise your foam fingers!
Go figure. The Bulls zeroed in on the magical 60-win season going to 59-20 with their sixth straight win, 18th in the …
Posted on Apr 5
As he informed the Bulls official scorer of his starting lineup in the Suns locker room Tuesday night, Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry joked he’d rather see Michael Jordan in the Bulls lineup than Derrick Rose.
“But that’s just because Michael is 48,” laughed Gentry.
As he met reporters, though, Gentry wasn’t kidding around when he talked about Rose’s talents and …
Posted on Apr 2
It sounds like one of those April Fool’s jokes.
You know, telling people there are two weeks left in the NBA season and with Joakim Noah out yet again, this time missing his 33rd game with a sprained ankle, with Carlos Boozer having a pair of such sprains himself and missing eight games to add to the 15 in …