Chicago Bulls Hire Hall of Famer

June 5th, 2010 by Michael Gibbons Leave a reply »
It's true, I swear.

If all reports are true, Tom Thibodeau has accepted a three-year offer to become the head coach of the Chicago Bulls.

And yes he is a member of New Britain Sports Hall of Fame . If you don't believe me look it up.

Thibodeau has been on the Bulls radar for the past couple years, even being considered when the man he is replacing, Vinny Del Negro, was hired two seasons ago.

The plan was at first to hire Mike D'Antoni to be head coach and run his "7 seconds or less" offense while Tom would have tried to get the team to play defense.

After D'Antoni bolted for New York, Tom's name was mentioned but ultimately nothing came of it. The news of his hiring comes almost exactly a month after Vinny was let go.

Bulls vice-president of operations John Paxson and general manager Gar Foreman had traveled out to Los Angles to interview Tom before the NBA Finals started on Thursday. The hiring will not be made offical until the Finals have ended.

Tom fits almost everything the Bulls said they wanted in their next head coach during the press conference announcing the firing of Del Negro.

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