Posts Tagged ‘tom thibodeau’
Posted on Mar 20
The Bulls pressured into the ball, forcing so many tough shots they were able to hold the Utah Jazz to 40 percent shooting and 30 percent on threes in Saturday’s 92-85 Bulls victory over the Jazz.
Yes, those Bulls.
The Bulls guards fought over screens and their big men flushed out to force the Jazz guards away from the lane …
Posted on Jan 21
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg Wednesday answered a few perfunctory questions following the Bulls crushing 125-94 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
Hoiberg talked briefly about not standing up against the Warriors relentless offensive pressure, not responding to their swift ball movement and making enough defensive errors to perhaps make the result more inevitable than it had to be, the Warriors …
Posted on Jan 17
It’s not time to write the obituary for Joakim Noah as a Bulls player.
This season likely is over for Noah after he suffered a dislocated shoulder Friday against the Dallas Mavericks. The Bulls disclosed Saturday Noah was evaluated at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush, where it was determined that he will undergo surgery. His recovery time is estimated at four …
Posted on Dec 21
This past weekend was the first time in a long time I thought the Bulls sounded, if not looked, like a championship team. Jimmy Butler complaining about the coach, the media heating up about locker room drama and discord, sources disclosing internal discomfort, the whole thing about to implode!
Reminds me of when Scottie Pippen on that road trip in …
Posted on Oct 22
Derrick Rose Friday will play in his first preseason game for the 2015-16 season.
Unless, of course, he doesn’t.
But it is now looking—even if Rose’s rose colored glasses still are showing two of everything—as if Rose will at least play for a few minutes when the Bulls close the preseason in Lincoln, Neb.
“Every day I’m improving,” Rose said …
Posted on Oct 19
The Bulls aren’t exactly building toward opening night.
Seemingly taking a step backward from the aim of playing a faster, unselfish game, the Bulls Monday reverted to more individual play and a tentative game in a 94-86 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.
The Bulls were led by Jimmy Butler with 18 points while playing 37 minutes, Taj Gibson with an …
Posted on Oct 13
You can imagine that Derrick Rose is more weary of this than anyone.
But here we go again with the latest Rose series of injury/return updates, which Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, taking the explanation baton from predecessor Tom Thibodeau, Tuesday put in perspective after Bulls practice.
“It’s a long season, 82 games, and, hopefully, playoffs,” Hoiberg observed in showing how …
Posted on Oct 13
Long after the Bulls blew a 20-point lead Monday and lost 123-115 to the New Orleans Pelicans, long after Bobby Portis had come in for a foul plagued Nikola Mirotic and provoked a turnaround with 11 first quarter points, long after Portis led the Bulls in the game with 20 points and 11 rebounds while playing a team high 31 …
Posted on Oct 11
Last year it was the fall of Doug McDermott. This year the Bulls preseason has become the Fall of Doug McDermott.
The second year forward, who is emerging as one of the team’s most important players, Saturday continued his hot shooting to help lead the Bulls to a wire-to-wire 114-105 preseason win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in Winnipeg, Canada.
Posted on Oct 5
Already, Fred Hoiberg is proving a coaching iconoclast.
Hoiberg Tuesday will coach his first NBA game, albeit exhibition, in the United Center against the Milwaukee Bucks. Yet, Hoiberg boldly is risking the Bulls chances for the preseason championship that the Bulls last won in 2013 with an 8-0 preseason.
“We’re going to hold some guys out,” Hoiberg said after practice …