You Beat the Lakers, Congratulations. Now, You’re Fired

The carousel keeps turning in Minnesota. This time, the Lakers were witnesses. A poor performance in a matinee game by the Lakers kids created unintended drama, absent from the game and outcome. In the game, the Lakers were manhandled pretty easily by Minnesota but not because of Minnesota. The Lakers aren’t very good without a…

The Thibodeau Lie Up Close and Personal

In the 2010-11 season, the Chicago Bulls won 62 games, had the best record in the Eastern Conference, had the league MVP on their team, the youngest MVP in NBA  history, and were on track for the NBA Finals. Coached by Tom Thibodeau, the defensive guru of the 2008 Celtics championship team, and led by…

Hard-Nosed Tom

Tom Thibodeau, the former Chicago Bulls coach, the current president and coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, is the lead man for one of the youngest teams in the NBA. The defense-oriented coach is looking to cultivate and refine the Wolves core so they can advance into playoff contention in the next couple of years and…

Erasing History Just Got Easier for Tom Thibodeau

In 2015-16, the Western Conference was loaded at the top. The Warriors, Thunder, Spurs, and even the Clippers were the cream of the crop. The rest of the West was mediocre. The “other” teams from last season, the Blazers, Mavs, Grizzlies, and Rockets, all face questions heading into 2016-17. The uncertainty has left the door…

Bulls Fans Waiting For Their Apology

Yesterday, Clippers star Blake Griffin expressed how very, very sorry he was for the friend-on-friend violence in a Toronto restaurant when he slugged a team employee, not once, but several times, bashing Matias Testi’s face in. Griffin said, “I want to apologize to the fans.” It was refreshing to hear accountability. Griffin’s behavior put his…

Missing Thibs: Bulls Defense Is Mediocre

The Chicago Bulls front office was more than willing to part ways with defensive specialist/coach Tom Thibodeau and while pushing him out the door they shamed him too, making the divorce an ugly one. The Bulls quickly turned the page. They had in mind more offense and zeroed in on Fred Hoiberg, former Kevin Garnett teammate from…