When Tom Thibodeau flames out, everyone will swear they saw it coming.
We went over this on Tuesday. The man is brilliant, the man is obsessed, and no man can keep up that level of intensity forever. The Chicago Bulls head coach might be well on his way to consecutive Coach of the Year awards, an NBA first, but the note that began can also destroy. Thibodeau's genius and drive might wear out, soon enough. Even Michael Jordan, when it became too much, had to retire. Three times.
(The preceding two paragraphs are absolute garbage, by the way. Presumably, this is what the Chicago Bulls are telling themselves, as they put off extending Thibodeau's relatively slim coaching contract. ESPN's Marc Stein's reported last week that Thibs was "dismayed" at the fact that his bosses had yet to pony up to the man who is keeping their injured squad atop the NBA standings, a non-move that falls directly in line with the team's parsimonious past.)Read More »from Tom Thibodeau, weirdly, can’t get a contract extension