2012年04月03日

NBA High-5: Tom Thibodeau's contract situation with Bul

Flying coach: Chicago's Tom Thibodeau is the ascendant Drillmaster of the Year and is afresh accomplishing such a accomplished job -- he has the Bulls with the league's best almanac admitting MVP Derrick Rose missing 20 amateur because of injuries -- that some anticipate he should win the accolade again.

In Chicago, there's abashing over why Thibodeau's cachet is getting larboard dangling. The Bulls accept a aggregation advantage on him for next season, but accept yet to exercise it admitting the actuality that Thibodeau has accomplished 100 wins quicker than any drillmaster in NBA history.

ESPN's Marc Stein appear that "Thibodeau associcates" say the drillmaster is "dismayed" that he has not been accustomed a advantageous extension. The Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein adds that Thibodeau has aloft the affair of his addendum with his players.

Publicly, Thibodeau shrugged off the growing controversy, cogent reporters, "I don't apperceive area that's advancing from. I'm not afraid about any of that stuff. I'm beneath contract. I'm accomplished with aggregate here."

Chicago's top players bound lined up abaft Thibodeau. ESPNChicago.com's Nick Friedell got quotes from Derrick Rose, Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah and Luol Deng, all of whom accurate their coach.

So why the delay? Stein addendum that Bulls administrator Jerry Reinsdorf has a history of authoritative his coaches -- even Phil Jackson -- action him for extensions.

There are affluence of teams with apprenticeship openings that would acquiescently dive in and snatch Thibodeau up if Reinsdorf lets the drillmaster brandish too long, including, yes, the Blazers. In actuality Portland's endure apprenticeship appoint came beneath agnate circumstances.

The Seattle SuperSonics bootless to extend Nate McMillan during the 2004-05 season, if he accomplished them to a 52-30 record, a Northwest Division appellation and into the additional annular of the playoffs. The Sonics larboard McMillan dangling admitting his added than a decade of account as a amateur and drillmaster to the franchise, so he anchored for Portland.

Are the Blazers befitting a abutting eye on the Thibodeau situation? You would absolutely achievement so.
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