05/29/15 11:52 am EST
The Chicago Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau with authority on Thursday, saying that a change at the head coaching position was necessary because Thibodeau was behind a “departure” from an “organizational culture” that is responsible for the Bulls success on and off the court.
Reports are that the true reason behind the firing was that Thibs did not get along Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and others in the front office as well as the rumor that numerous players on the Bulls were unhappy with the 2011 NBA Coach of the Year’s stern methods and hard driving ways
Whatever the reasons for his firing, after five straight playoff appearances, Thibs is no longer the hea coach of the Chicago Bulls. For us here at the Philadunkia offices the news made us think back to two posts by Philadunkia scribe Jeff McMenamin on the topic of Thibodeau and the 76ers’ head coaching position.