Sunday, May 1st, 2011 at 11:14 am  |  24 responses

Tom Thibodeau Named Coach of the Year

It was known the Bulls would be making a big announcement to make today, and reports are indicating that the news is that Coach Thibs has won Coach of the Year. Via @KCJHoop:

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  • http://nba.com coolstorybro

    still saying popovich deserved it? well earned, congrats thibs :)

  • Brandon

    That’s what’s up.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Well deserved.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Definitely deserved this.
    It’s gonna be strange as hell seeing anyone associated with the Bulls win anything…ain’t seen that since Gordon won 6th man his rookie year…

  • stayweird38

    Now where’s DRose’s MVP so all the haters can shut the fuss up already

  • rich

    a lot of great coaching jobs this year but he def deserved it. pat riely outta get exec of the year though


    It was a fluke. SMH lol


    I’m just teasing, so don’t flip out Enigmatic.

  • kevin

    he earned it but i think doug collins should have got C.O.Y. he had to completely change the culture of a team with a very young team and no “superstar” player.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    …Lionel Hollins….

  • winitall

    nice for thibs he deserved it

  • spit hot fiyah

    co-sign brk

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Hollins has done great in playoffs, but Memphis didn’t make a huge improvement on last year’s effort, even though Hollins is very underrated. Tightly contested COY race this year though. Thibs deserved it.

  • Heals

    Much love from the whole C’s fam Thibs…

  • mj23

    great coach very underrated well deserved :)

  • hoodsnake


  • robb

    @mj23 underrated?

  • mj23

    yes everybody is talking about d rose but tom is the main reason they winning i mean i dont think rose is the reason they have the best D in the nba huh?

  • mj23

    or boozer :P


    Congrats to coach. Tho I still believe coach McMillan should have won it. Its all good tho. Coach has made Bulls relevant again

  • jayrose

    Grat job thibs…100% deserved

  • MikeC.

    I gotta roll with Doug Collins on this one. The 6ers were pegged to be tussling with the Nyets and the L-Wolves for the worst record in the league, and they snatched the 7 seed. The Bulls did make the jump from ‘good’ to ‘pretty damn good’ this year. The problem for Thibodeau now, is that the Bulls have to win it all this year or next year, or he’ll be fired. It’s the COY jinx. Once you win COY, you win it all right away, or you’re out on your arse.

  • robb

    @mj23 lol OK, OK I get your point.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    @ MikeC – that seems to be the trend the last few seasons, but in Thibs’ case he may be safe for a bit longer simple because the Bulls are way ahead of schedule.
    Best record in the NBA was something they thought they’d get in two or three seasons, not this fast. So I think he’ll get another two years or so to win it before he’s axed. Lol.