Tom Thibodeau: New, Strong Leader for the Chicago Bulls

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It’s expected that the Chicago Bulls will improve a lot this year. Not just because of all the pieces they’ve added in free agency, but because the front office also made a huge upgrade at Coach with Tom Thibodeau replacing Vinny Del Negro. I asked power forward Taj Gibson about the difference in coaching styles from last year to this year.

“One coach is more of a laid back player coach and not so aggressive. And Thibodeau, he’s more aggressive, more hands-on, he’s like a drill sergeant. Not saying Vinny didn’t, but he expects you to do things on a higher level. The way their coaching styles are- it’s just totally different,” he answered.

And that hard line, tough love approach could be exactly what the Bulls need when they open up their season Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.

By Paul M. Banks

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Bulls make Thibodeau Hiring “Official” Now

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We knew this already for quite some time. However, we couldn’t get the official word until after the NBA Finals ended.

The Chicago Bulls announced today the hiring of Tom Thibodeau as the 18th head coach in franchise history.  In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Tom Thibodeau as our new head coach.  As I went through the process to search for the next head coach of the Chicago Bulls, the longer the process went it became apparent that Tom was a perfect fit for the Bulls,” said Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman.  “He is a great communicator and teacher of the game, and he fits our organizational philosophy from a defensive standpoint.  With his experience and knowledge of the NBA, I am confident he will be a great leader for our team.”

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Tom Thibodeau is the Bulls new Head Coach

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The Chicago Bulls have found a successor to their embattled and eventually fired Head Coach Vinny Del Negro. Their new coach, like Vinny before him, assumes the position with absolutely no previous head coaching experience.

However, that doesn’t mean he’s not a good candidate.Watching the NBA Finals just became a lot more interesting for Bulls fans. They may even find themselves rooting for the Boston Celtics this week and next.

By Paul M. Banks

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