Chicago Bulls: 8 Reasons Tom Thibodeau Deserves To Win Coach of the Year

February 8th, 2011 by Ros Dumlao Leave a reply »
More and more, the Chicago Bulls are looking like "legitimate conference contenders."

That's something they haven't heard in 13 years. 

The Bulls have pulled ahead of the Orlando Magic, sitting third in the conference and have gone as far as tying for second with the Miami Heat.

They've defeated the top teams in the Eastern Conference, though those were against a Kevin Garnett-less Boston Celtics and LeBron James-less Miami team. 

Yet, let's not forget (and we probably won't) that the Bulls have had injury issues of their own. Once they get back to full strength, who knows what heights the Bulls will reach.

Derrick Rose deserves plenty of credit for the Bulls' recent winning successes, but there's a bigger name behind it all - Tom Thibodeau.

Though he is up against Greg Popovich and Doc Rivers for Coach of the Year, Thibodeau is seeing immediate success in his first year as a head coach. 

And if Erik Spoelstra’s name is hanging out there as a candidate, then Thibs' name should be thrown in the bag as well. 

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