Celtics' associate head coach quickly emerged as the front-runner
to succeed Vinny
Del Negro as Bulls coach after Paxson and Forman flew to Los
Angeles for a Wednesday night interview on the eve of the NBA
Two sources familiar with the
Bulls' thinking continued to paint the situation as Thibodeau's job
to lose and that an offer is expected to come this weekend.
I've said it before… I'll say it again. Congrats Thibs… you deserve it.
As for taking the Chicago job over New Orleans, I think that's a smart move. Stay out of the West… take a solid nucleus on a team that will probably add another big name…. and create a successful season for yourself by grabbing a 6th seed.
New Orleans has some decent players… but the West is so tough, you've got to be great to just sneak into the playoffs.
So its a good move already by Thibs.
Now let's go beat the Lakers tomorrow, OK?