Archive for the ‘Coach’s Corner’ Category
Posted on Mar 13
All that was missing was the shrug. Sorry, wrong year.
It was the 20th anniversary celebration Saturday in the United Center of the Bulls’ first championship, and 2011 looked a lot like the 1990s with a 68-point first half in which the Bulls led by 30 points and equaled an all-time NBA record with thirteen first half three pointers made …
Posted on Mar 12
Saturday the Bulls celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first NBA championship with a reunion ceremony for the players from that team.
On Friday, these 2011 Bulls took a page out of the book of their champion ancestors in a 94-76 rout of the Atlanta Hawks.
“We tried to take their confidence five minutes into the third quarter,” said Derrick …
Posted on Mar 8
The Bulls played a very good game Monday in beating the New Orleans Hornets 85-77. Unless, of course, you saw the game.
It was a brutal, slow, plodding type game—like the old line about watching laws and sausages being made—between one team coming off a five-game road trip and another, the Hornets, finishing up a five-game road trip and without …
Posted on Mar 5
Forget trading Joakim Noah for Dwight Howard. You might not even want to trade Omer Asik for Howard.
OK, let’s not get carried away. But the Bulls backup center from Turkey stood tall and stared down the game’s elite tough guy center Friday on the way to a career-high 13 rebounds and a pair of blocks as the Bulls beat …
Posted on Mar 3
It was for the Bulls Wednesday in an 83-80 loss to the Atlanta Hawks a tale of two halves. Nah, trite.
It was a night when the Bulls with a 17-point halftime lead let their guard down. Their forwards and center were down as well. Bad joke.
It was a game the Bulls played Rhett Butler (predictable Gone with the …
Posted on Mar 1
I don’t get many questions anymore about John Wall vs. Derrick Rose, and there’ll likely be even fewer after Monday’s Bulls 105-77 win over the Washington Wizards with Rose dominating a mostly invisible Wall.
Did you even know he was in the game?
This is supposed to be the era of the point guard, but the latest youngsters have stumbled …
Posted on Feb 27
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau didn’t win Saturday’s game against the Bucks, which the Bulls did, 83-75.
Coaches don’t get anything in the box score. But it was one wonderful sequence late in the fourth quarter that guaranteed the game for the Bulls and gave a look at one big reason this Bulls team has responded so positively and performed above …
Posted on Feb 24
Well, that’s not going to scare the Miami Heat.
Maybe the Heat players had extra large cuts at Gibson’s after watching the game in Chicago and that will slow them down when they play the Bulls Thursday at the United Center.
Because the way the Bulls lost 118-113 to the Toronto Raptors Wednesday, the Bulls couldn’t slow down Michael Sweetney …
Posted on Feb 18
It was a big game for the Bulls Thursday as they defeated the league-leading San Antonio Spurs on national TV, 109-99.
So, Johnny, how big a game was it? So big that even Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau thought it was a big game.
No, you won’t get Thibodeau ever to admit that even if he were tied to an ant …
Posted on Feb 17
With Jerry Sloan’s unexpected and abrupt resignation last week, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich became the longest tenured coach with the same team in the NBA. In the four major sports—MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL—he trails only Tony La Russa of the St. Louis Cardinals in that category.
On Thursday, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said he respects Popovich, who is …