Chicago Bulls Should Fire Tom Thibodeau, Move Forward With New Head Coach

Tom Thibodeau

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The Chicago Bulls have won five straight games and haven’t lost a single contest since Luol Deng was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, it’s going to take more than a five-game winning streak to save head coach Tom Thibodeau‘s job. Just two years removed from being the Bulls savoir, Thibs now finds himself on the hot seat and rightfully so.

For obvious reasons, Thibodeau has been rumored to be an unhappy coach who is looking for anyway out of the Windy City. Within the last week, the rumor mill has really gone full blast as the New York Knicks supposedly reached out to the Bulls’ coach and are working towards a new deal. Clearly, that would violate the NBA‘s tampering laws and mean big trouble for both parties; but hey, the reports are still out there.

Therefore, Bulls general manager Gar Forman should just nip all of this “noise” in the bud and cut ties with Thibodeau once and for all. This coach-front office relationship has been on the rocks ever since assistant coach Ron Adams was fired in the preseason, much to the chagrin of Chicago’s head coach. Combine a trade of Thibs’ favorite player and another season-ending injury to Derrick Rose and you have created a perfect opportunity for Thibodeau to hit the road and possibly return to the Knicks, but this time do so as a head coach and not an assistant.

Even still, Thibodeau is already a massive headache for Forman’s bunch and it’s time to finally show the Bulls’ head coach the door and further the rebuilding process in the Windy City.

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  • MaCc2much

    Ridiculous article…..

    • Steven

      Can’t say this is a good Rant one.

  • NewsJunkie

    Why should the Bulls fire Thibs when he is a winning coach with two more years on his contract after this year? That doesn’t make sense. And they certainly aren’t going to let him go to New York if he wanted out. The Bulls would get a first round pick to let Thibs go. And New York has nothing of worth to offer, except in draft picks. They could offer Anthony, but only if they pick up part of his salary. Now that would be a good trade, that is if Thibs really wants to go and hates it here. Something I sincerely doubt.

  • SummontheStorms .

    So we should fire Thibs so he can go coach the Knicks? In exchange for what? Their whole horrid team? The draft picks they don’t have? Would you even WANT the whole Knicks team? I wouldn’t.

    April Fool’s Day day is months away… so HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!

  • Steven

    Fire a coach everyone loves playing for? Why?

  • chris

    Lol the bulls have not even been relevent till Thibs started coaching. If anything they should get rid of Grant Hill Jr.(Derrick Rose). A un-healthy star is worth nothing. Thibs has found a way to reach the playoffs without Rose. Shows he is worthy, unlike Rose who will never be the same.