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Pau Gasol Thrives, Derrick Rose Recovers, and Tom Thibodeau Learns: the Chicago Bulls 2014 World Cup
September 16th, 2014 at 11:09 AM
August and September are months usually reserved for your looniest faux-trade articles, and your zaniest Five Reasons Why X Team Will Win pieces from NBA writers and journalists. The dead period on the NBA calendar year was spared some of those animated pieces of literature this summer and instead were...

Rose, Thibodeau Represent Chicago as Part of Team USA Tonight on ESPN
August 16th, 2014 at 1:41 PM
Derrick Rose and Tom Thibodeau of the Chicago Bulls will be a part of Team USA’s exhibition game tonight against Team Brazil as part of a warm up for the FIBA World Championship at the end of August in Spain. The game will be televised by ESPN at 8 p.m....

Report: Derrick Rose to Be Starter in Team USA First Exhibition Game
August 15th, 2014 at 3:06 PM
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is expected to be the starting point guard in Team USA’s first exhibition game against Brazil at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday night, preparing for the FIBA World Cup beginning at the end of August. Rose, along with Stephen Curry, James Harden,...

2014 is a Big, Big Season for Tom Thibodeau
August 9th, 2014 at 12:43 PM
He’s won over 200 games in four seasons (205 to be exact) as Chicago Bulls head coach, he has a .657 winning percentage over that time, and also picked up an NBA Coach of the Year award in 2010-11 when the Bulls won a league best 62 games. Tom Thibodeau’s...

Team USA Showcase Will Broadcasted Live on ESPN Tonight
August 1st, 2014 at 11:13 AM
To conclude four days of Team USA camp for both the National and Select teams, an intrasquad scrimmage showcase between 20 participants for the Men’s National Team will be broadcasted live tonight 8 p.m. CT on ESPN in Las Vegas. Divided into two teams of ten players each, Team USA White...

Former Chicago Bull Rick Brunson Has Been Charged on Criminal Sexual Assault and Battery
July 31st, 2014 at 4:05 PM
Dating back to an incident on April 2, with an employee at a fitness center in northern suburb Vernon Hills – ex-Bull Rick Brunson, 42, was indicted on charges of attempted criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, domestic battery and aggravated battery today in a Lake County courtroom. According to a...

Chicago Bulls Cut Lead Assistant Head Coach Ron Adams Loose
July 5th, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Sunday the clock struck midnight for Ron Adams as the Chicago Bulls will not renew Adams’ contract. Previously leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder, Adams joined the Bulls and worked side by side with longtime friend, head coach, Tom Thibodeau. It is reported that general manager Gar Forman made this decision. Praised...

Chicago Bulls Do the Right Thing, Give Tom Thibodeau Four More Years
October 1st, 2012 at 2:02 PM
With training camp finally getting started with Media Day at the Berto Center, the Bulls threw the fans a bone and did what they should have done months ago by agreeing with Tom Thibodeau on a four-year contract extension. ***PHOTO1*** The Bulls picked up Thibodeau's option for the 2012-13 season shortly after...

Coach White Mamba? Scalabrine Possibly Joining Bulls Coaching Staff
August 29th, 2012 at 11:05 PM
So. CSN Chicago's Aggrey Sam is reporting that Brian Scalabrine — yes, that Scalabrine, you thought there was another one? — is in line to join Tom Thibodeau's staff for the upcoming season. I know, we were confused too. However, it actually makes a lot of sense if you think about it. Aggrey...

Report: Chicago Bulls and Tom Thibodeau Still Far Apart on Contract Extension
June 29th, 2012 at 1:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** I meant to get to this yesterday, but with all the draft hubbub, it conveniently slipped through the cracks. And based on the nature of the report, I almost feel like that's the way it was meant to be. Basically, K.C. Johnson reports that the Chicago Bulls and coach...

Chicago Bulls Bullets: Derrick Rose Out 8-12 Months, Tom Thibodeau’s Option to Be Picked up, Luol Deng and the Olympics
May 15th, 2012 at 9:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** If everything was going as planned, the Chicago Bulls would either be playing in or preparing for a second round playoff game tonight. Of course,everything did not go as planned. So instead, the biggest Bulls news of the day was based around ACL's and contracts rather than playoff outcomes....

Chicago Bulls Game 6 Loss to Philadelphia 76ers Helped by Key Tactical Errors
May 11th, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Much has been made of the bone-headed decision by Chicago Bulls point guard C.J. Watson to pass the ball off to Omer Asik in the final seconds of the team's 79-78 season-ending Game 6 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Instead of holding onto the ball and accepting a foul, Watson foolishly...

Chicago Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau Places Second in Coach of Year Voting Behind Gregg Popovich
May 1st, 2012 at 9:43 PM
If there ever was a time for a repeat Coach of the Year winner, this was the time. Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was looking to become the first coach in NBA history to win the award in back to back seasons, but he was beaten out by San Antonio Spurs...

Bulls 101 Round Table: NBA End of Season Awards
April 26th, 2012 at 7:49 AM
The 2011-12 NBA regular season is coming to a close, so you know what that means. It's awards season! We here at Bulls 101 dish out our awards for MVP, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. Our...

Chicago Bulls GM Gar Forman: Tom Thibodeau Contract a ‘Non-Issue’
April 4th, 2012 at 1:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** Last week, there were rumblings from ESPN's Marc Stein that Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was unhappy with his lack of a contract extension. The Bulls have a team option on the reigning Coach of the Year for next season, but because of his success thus far, Thibs reportedly...

Chicago Bulls Bullets: Thibs’ Contract Situation, Rose’s MVP Pick, the International Man of Mystery Known as Rip Hamilton
March 31st, 2012 at 10:07 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Bulls just got done locking up the Detroit Pistons on Friday night and will now prepare for perhaps their toughest test this season: The Oklahoma City Thunder. But before examine that matchup, let's take a look at some Bulls news and notes.  Distractions are the last thing the Bulls...

Chicago Bulls 2011-12 Third Quarter Grades
March 26th, 2012 at 1:53 PM
So here we are. It seems hard to believe, but we're already three quarters of the way through this zany NBA season. The regular season ends in exactly one month before we embark on what should be an absolutely fascinating postseason. Last year's playoffs were the most compelling in years,...

Chicago Bulls’ Tom Thibodeau Should Be a Lock for NBA Coach of the Year
March 21st, 2012 at 10:17 AM
***PHOTO1*** 55 games.  That's how many combined games Derrick Rose (14 games), Luol Deng (9 games) and Rip Hamilton (32 games) have missed so far this season. For those keeping track at home, that's the reigning MVP, an All-Star and the Bulls' starting shooting guard all missing significant time.  Throw in the...

Chicago Bulls State of the Booze-nion
February 27th, 2012 at 2:57 PM
So. Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Tom Thibodeau had their fun at All-Star Weekend. Joakim Noah spent his weekend celebrating his birthday doing....whatever it is he does when he parties. The rest of the team? Who cares. But now it's time for the "second half" of the season to start, so...

Chicago Bulls Bullets: All-Star Weekend Edition
February 25th, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Derrick Rose, Luol Deng, Tom Thibodeau and Co. are living it up in Orlando this weekend as they take in all of the All-Star Game festivities. Well, not all of it is fun and games as they have to put up with the horde of media asking them questions about...