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A second round exit likely means the end of Tom Thibodeau in Chicago

The last five years have been a roller coaster for the Chicago Bulls.  Throughout all the success, adversity, injuries and disappointment, one thing has remained constant: excellent coaching and leadership by Tom Thibodeau. The 2010-2011 coach of the year has taken the Bulls to the playoffs each of the five years they have played under him and they have established the identity of a hard-nosed defensive jug ...

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NBA Playoffs: Will Thibodeau utilize bench down the stretch?

The second round started off great for Chicago Monday night, with the Bulls defeating the Cavs 99-92 in Cleveland. Chicago played a solid game, but there was something to be a bit concerned about after the first meeting of the series. Chicago's bench players saw limited action and the starters played extended minutes.The only starter to play less than 35 minutes was Joakim Noah, who played 29 minutes. Jimmy ...

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Thibodeau-led Bulls set for third try at LeBron James in NBA Playoffs

For the last five years, the biggest obstacle standing in the way of the Chicago Bulls and a shot at a championship is Cleveland's LeBron James. His teams have dominated the Eastern conference for half a decade now and the road to the finals inevitably goes through him. This will be the 5th playoff appearance for the Bulls with Tom Thibodeau as head coach and the third time they will have faced a LeBron-led ...

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NBA Playoffs: 3 Things Bulls Must Improve For Round 2

In the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in six games to advance to the 2nd round. Although the Bulls crushed the Bucks in game six 120-66, overall in the series they did not play as well as they are capable of. In round two they will face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who will pose as a much tougher challenge than Milwaukee did. If Ch ...

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NBA Playoffs: Kevin Love Injury Will Have Big Impact on 2nd Round

With power forward Kevin Love officially done for the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers will have to figure out quickly how to replace his production by Monday when they play game 1 versus the Chicago Bulls. The two most likely candidates to fill his spot are Shawn Marion and Tristan Thompson, who have not made big contributions to the team this year. Marion was a legitimate scoring threat and high flyer back ...

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NBA Playoffs: Chicago Bulls need to put the Milwaukee Bucks away

In the early stages of the first round it's pretty clear Chicago is the better team. They have outscored the Bucks by 21 points in the first two games, leading the series 2-0. In all fairness, the scoring margin could be much worse for the Bucks if not for countless turnovers committed by Chicago. In the first two games the Bulls have turned the ball over 32 times. Those 32 turnovers were converted into 40 ...

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NBA Playoffs: Health could be the biggest obstacle for Bulls

Is this the year? Is this the year the Chicago Bulls make it to the NBA finals? With possibly the most complete team Chicago has had in the Tom Thibodeau era, there is much reason to be optimistic. This year Chicago posted a 50-32 record, earning them 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. Winning 50 games in a season is impressive for any team in the NBA. When you figure in how many games players have missed ...

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NBA Playoffs – Know your opponent: Washington Wizards

Washington Wizards After weeks of speculation, the Chicago Bulls know who they will play in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The Bulls finished with the four seed in the Eastern Conference and will have home court advantage against the Washington Wizards. In a year that saw the Bulls lose Derrick Rose to a knee injury again, a trade that sent Luol Deng to Cleveland and multiple injuries throughout, the ...

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The latest Melo to Chicago Rumor

Here we go again; Melo to the Bulls talk continues to swirl around the NBA and Twitter. The latest rumor, as reported by Hoops-Nation.com, has Melo landing in Chicago along with Raymond Felton and Iman Shumpert. In return the Knicks will reportedly receive Carlos Boozer, Kirk Hinrich, Tony Snell, Jimmy Butler, and likely a first round pick as well. This could be beneficial for both teams involved. The Knick ...

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Knicks dreaming of coach Thibs

The Chicago Bulls have several important assets. They have Derrick Rose who is obviously their best player,  the mysterious Charlotte pick and  Nikola Mirotic, who is said to be the next Toni Kukoc (we hope). However the Bulls’ most important asset, one who cannot miss seasons and playoff games due to injury, is none other than Coach Tom Thibodeau. Coaches like Thibodeau don’t come around often. If they do ...

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