As the crescendo of rumors builds we hear Tom Thibodeau's name again. Notice how Doc Rivers does not deny Thibodeau is being considered for the Bulls' job. This is from The Boston Globe
Blog-a-Bull was the first to float Thibodeau's name on Saturday March 8th, 2008. The following is copied from that diary.
Thibodeau has been praised for everything from his tutelage of Yao Ming to making the Celtics a much-improved defensive team.
Thibodeau's background written when he was Jeff Van Gundy's Assistant in Houston.
Thibodeau entered the NBA in 1989 as an assistant coach with the expansion Minnesota Timberwolves under the late Bill Musselman. After two seasons with the Timberwolves, he joined the Seattle SuperSonics in 1991 as an advance scout. The following year, Thibodeau moved to San Antonio, where he worked with Jerry Tarkanian and John Lucas as a Spurs assistant coach for two seasons. He left San Antonio to become an assistant coach under Lucas with the Philadelphia 76ers. Thibodeau's stay in Philadelphia lasted two seasons, at which point he joined the Knicks. With the Knicks, Thibodeau worked with Van Gundy for five years and Don Chaney for two seasons.
In 14 NBA seasons, Thibodeau has helped his team finish in the NBA's Top Ten in team defense 11 times.
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