Tom Thibodeau: The Chicago Bulls ‘Second Star’ Is Their Head Coach

January 21st, 2012 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
The Chicago Bulls heartbreaking loss to the Miami Heat had people talking about how the Bulls needed a "second star" to compliment Derrick Rose. The reality is they already had one, but he was on the bench, not on the court. 

Long hailed as one of the best, if not the best, defensive minds in the game, Thibodeau's offensive mind has been underrated. It's there that the Bulls are finding their "second star" which is making the Chicago Bulls not only the elite defensive team in the league, but one of the best offensive teams as well. 

If you're being objective, the fact is that right now the Chicago Bulls are playing better basketball than anyone in the NBA. The fact that's come with the Bulls playing the most road games of any team in the league, and their starting backcourt being together only four games this year, is remarkable. 

The starting five they have is good. They are, at least statistically speaking, the most productive starting five in the NBA.  That's not an opinion. When Derrick Rose, Richard Hamilton, Luol Deng,  Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah are on the court together, they score 115.76 points per 100 possession ...

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