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Monday, May 2nd, 2011 at 9:30 am  |  6 responses

Tom Thibodeau Named Coach of the Year


It was a fairly simple, and controversy-free, call for who the best coach in the L was this season. The Daily Herald has the details of Tom Thibodeau’s win, and a hint about another major award possibly on its way to Chicago very soon: “In his first season as an NBA head coach, Thibodeau led the Bulls to the NBA’s best record at 62-20. That matched Paul Westphal (Phoenix, 1992-93) for the best record by a first-year coach. There have been several instances of a first-time head coach winning coach of the year, including Rick Carlisle (Detroit, 2002), Doc Rivers (Orlando, 2000) and Larry Bird (Indiana, 1998). He’s the Bulls’ fourth coach of the year, following Johnny “Red” Kerr (’67), Dick Motta (’71) and Phil Jackson (’96). Look for the Derrick Rose MVP news conference to happen Tuesday … Thibodeau got 76 of 119 first-place votes (64 percent).”

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  • RunNGun

    No coach is far more deserving than Thibodeau with the exception of Mike D’Antoni.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    No D’Antoni

  • Riggs

    Thibs! let’s see how good his sophmore year is, because so far he’s done great. Makes vinny del negro look worse by a lot.

  • vtrobot

    Nice job, Thibs.

  • bull22

    great job coach T!

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Lately COY is like the Heisman Trophy…bad luck.

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