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Reports: Bulls Will Name Fred Hoiberg Their Next Head Coach

The NBA’s worst-kept secret will finally be revealed publicly tomorrow, as according to a number of reporters, the Chicago Bulls will name Fred Hoiberg their head coach. Adrian Wojnarowski has been reporting for at least a month that the Bulls intended on replacing Tom Thibodeau with Hoiberg. The only question was… » 6/01/15 10:49pm 6/01/15 10:49pm

Tom Thibodeau Takes Everything Too Seriously, Including First Pitches

NBA writer Sam Smith wrote a thoughtful eulogy following the demise of Tom Thibodeau’s stint with the Chicago Bulls, and the article contains an anecdote about how Thibodeau, who gets caught up in an intense obsession with every objective, prepared for a first pitch at a Cubs-White Sox game right after his first… » 5/29/15 2:46pm 5/29/15 2:46pm

Tom Thibodeau Fired, Called Out By Bulls Owner

The Bulls fired intense, sweaty mess Tom Thibodeau today after their season ended in the second round to the Cavaliers. It seems odd to fire a coach who led his team to the playoffs in each of his five seasons, but owner Jerry Reinsdorf’s quote in a team statement hints that there was more to the decision than… » 5/28/15 12:45pm 5/28/15 12:45pm

There's Still Nothing Quite Like A LeBron James Chasedown Block

Watching LeBron James suplex the Bulls last night felt like bumping into an old friend. He does this at least once every postseason, but the first big LeBron Game of the summer is always a pleasant reminder of just what the greatest player in the world is really capable of. Hey guys, LeBron is here, and he’s gonna win… » 5/13/15 10:15am 5/13/15 10:15am

David Blatt Compares Himself To A Fighter Pilot, Keeps Digging That Hole

The Cavaliers evened the Eastern Conference semis thanks to LeBron James’s game-winning shot Sunday, so head coach David Blatt attempting to call a timeout with none remaining didn’t end up damning Cleveland to a loss. Blatt should still get shit for it, though, and he should definitely get shit for the ways he’s been… » 5/11/15 3:26pm 5/11/15 3:26pm

Tom Thibodeau Is Even More Intense Than You Thought

Tom Thibodeau is one of the best coaches in the NBA. This much is unarguable. He spent a decade as an assistant running some of the league’s best defenses, and his strong side overload scheme has been aped and stolen by every other team. And throughout the numerous injuries to Derrick Rose and other top players, the… » 5/06/15 8:52pm 5/06/15 8:52pm

Kendall Gill Remembers How He Learned Not To Trash Talk Michael Jordan

It’s kind of crazy that we’re still hearing new stories about Michael Jordan’s famously hyper-competitive streak this far past his playing career. Today, Kendall Gill posted a video of one particular incident when MJ got his revenge on him and Alonzo Mourning after the young ‘uns had the audacity to poke His Airness: » 4/09/15 3:50pm 4/09/15 3:50pm

Joakim Noah Will Always Be There To Shit-Talk LeBron James

One of the most endearing things about Joakim Noah is his continued insistence on just not having it with LeBron James and whatever team James happens to be on. There was the time he called out James for his dancing in the middle of a game, the time he called the Heat “Hollywood as hell,” and there he was during… » 4/06/15 10:08am 4/06/15 10:08am

Sad Derrick Rose Shrine Even Sadder After Being Vandalized

Remember that incredibly sad Derrick Rose shrine we told you about yesterday? Well, the only thing sadder than a shrine to a still living basketball player under an underpass is a vandalized shrine to a still living basketball player under an underpass. David Beltran and Brendan Carroll—the two artists who created… » 3/10/15 9:46pm 3/10/15 9:46pm

Chicago Artist's Shrine To Derrick Rose Is The Saddest

It's a common human response to erect shrines and murals in public spaces commemorating fallen heroes. One Chicago artist felt particularly moved by Derrick Rose's umpteenth injury to create one in his memory, replete with the point guard's visage wearing a crown of thorns, crutches and knee pads laid about to signify… » 3/09/15 1:49pm 3/09/15 1:49pm

Let's All Be More Like This Large Fellow Who Slapped Joakim Noah's Ass

You might be tempted to call E'Twaun Moore's game-winning three the highlight of last night's contest between the Thunder and Bulls, but I submit that the night's truly transcendent moment occurred on the ensuing possession, when a portly Bulls fan lost all notion of etiquette and got himself a big ol' handful of… » 3/06/15 11:18am 3/06/15 11:18am

E'Twaun Moore Buries Thunder With Game-Winning Three

Here's a fun look at E'Twaun Moore's three-pointer with two seconds left to beat the Thunder, which featured a cool play where the ball was inbounded to Pau Gasol in the post, and immediately thrown back out to an open Moore. That's Russell Westbrook—who stepped out of bounds on the ensuing possession, denying himself… » 3/05/15 11:10pm 3/05/15 11:10pm