Archive for the ‘Coach’s Corner’ Category
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 …
Posted on Mar 29
Coaches love a loss. No, I’m not saying Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau likes to lose, as the Bulls did Monday 97-85 at the United Center to the Philadelphia 76ers.
And Thibodeau seemed a bit more yelled out than usual croaking through his post game remarks.
“Again, the last couple of games, the first half we haven’t played defense,” said Thibodeau, …
Posted on Mar 28
When the Bulls were searching for a coach in the summer of 2008, current Sixers coach Doug Collins was a strong candidate and nearly got the job.
Collins confirmed on Monday it was a job he would have taken had it been offered, but after discussing the situation with team chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, the two ultimately went in different directions …
Posted on Mar 27
Maybe the way Derrick Rose makes those boasts, with his soft, determined style, is why we don’t take him seriously enough. Like when everyone laughed at first before the season at his rare personal swag, as Joakim Noah might term it, that he could be the league MVP. Sure, kid.
I took that, frankly, about as seriously as when late …
Posted on Mar 26
It was a playoff type game for the Bulls Friday at the United Center with their 99-96 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Not necessarily because of the physical, defensive struggle, the half dozen technical fouls and the veteran officiating crew led by Joey Crawford. Sure, the Bulls will see all that as they try to move deeper into the playoffs.…