Hours after being dismissed as the Bulls head coach on Thursday, Tom Thibodeau released a statement thanking the fans for their support and the organization for the opportunity.
Thibodeau, who spent the last five seasons behind the Bulls bench, also indicated his coaching plans for the future.
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Read the full statement below:
I want to thank, and will deeply miss, our incredible fans and the entire city of Chicago. I also want to thank my staff and all of the talented players and their wonderful families who have honored me and the Bulls by their effort, love, dedication and professionalism. I appreciate the opportunity that Jerry Reinsdorf gave me. We are proud of our many accomplishments, fought through adversity, and tried to give our fans the full commitment to excellence they deserve. I love this game and am excited about what’s ahead for me with USA Basketball and the next coaching opportunity in the NBA.
David Schuster, Adam Jahns and Patrick Finley join Kap on the panel.
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The NBA season is off to an explosive start, with offense being the theme so far.
NBA fans have gotten to see great offense from all around the league. Rookie guard Trae Young went off for 35 points, the Pelicans scored 149 points in a (no overtime) game and even well-known downtrodden franchises like the Sacramento Kings have got in on the fun, putting up 131 points in a surprising win over the Thunder.
If the pace of play keeps up league-wide, the 2018-19 season will end up being an offensive masterpiece, sure to spark change to defensive systems in the ever-evolving NBA.
With the Golden State Warriors still shaking off rust and the Rockets looking weaker, (relatively) new powerhouses like the Raptors and Nuggets have dominated this very early portion of the NBA season.
You can take a look here to see how the new hierarchy is shaping up in this week's NBA Power Rankings.