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Bulls set to announce Fred Hoiberg as new coach — Posted: 06/02/2015, 11:01am | Joe Cowley That vast coaching search "charade'' that the Bulls front office was undertaking since last Thursday night, started and ended in Ames, Iowa, as the team is set to hire Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg. The Bulls will make the announcement Tuesday afternoon.

Is Fred Hoiberg ready for a potential Rose-Butler collision course and will his offense translate to the NBA? — Multiple sources continued to point to early this week as the timeframe for the Bulls and Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg to finally put an end to the worst-kept secret the NBA has going, joining forces in handing Hoiberg the coaching seat that opened up with the dismissal of Tom Thibodeau.

The Bulls fire Tom Thibodeau with two years left on his contract — Tom Thibodeau is out of the circle. The Bulls announced Thursday afternoon that the coach will not be retained, as they have decided to move in a different direction. "The Chicago Bulls have a history of achieving great success on and off the court,'' team chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said in a statement.

Bulls front office has to realize that the key to stopping LeBron James resides in their own building — Brad Stevens is the NBA's "Boy Wonder.'' The 38-year-old Boston Celtics coach is prepared, understands the details, and took a team that was supposed to be prepping for the draft lottery to the Eastern Conference playoffs. Mike Budenholzer is the NBA's 2014-15 Coach of the Year.

Bulls front office has no problem turning game of chicken with Tom Thibodeau a bit ugly — The game of chicken is starting to get ugly. According to a Bulls player, last week's exit interviews between the players and the front office was "open season on Thibs,'' as the suits had no problem making their displeasure with coach Tom Thibodeau known by the line of questions and discussions they had with on-the-court personnel with the season over.

Dealing hobbled Joakim Noah would be hard to pull off — Center Joakim Noah and his camp knew it was going to be a long season. A source close to Noah said as much late in training camp: "Jo's [left] knee is going to be an issue all season. He's played through pain before with the plantar [fasciitis in his foot], but this is completely different . . .

How Tom Thibodeau, Bulls grew apart — It's not how Tom Thibodeau wanted to spend the All-Star Break. It's really not how any NBA coach would want to spend the brief February down time. Next to Thibodeau's office at the Advocate Center was an extra space in which Thibodeau kept many of his personal items, scouting reports, film, etc.

Derrick Rose's buzzer-beating three-pointer lifts Bulls — With a fist pump and a scream, Tom Thibodeau was once again witnessing greatness. It's been a few years. Three to be exact. There's been a few knee surgeries along the way. Three to be exact.

Derrick Rose says Jimmy Butler can reach superstar status by outplaying LeBron James — CLEVELAND - Jimmy Butler already has All-Star status on his resume. According to teammate Derrick Rose, however, if Butler wants to make that jump to that superstar status area code, well, it's there for the taking in this series and Butler's showdown with LeBron James.

Front office cold war with Tom Thibodeau is alive and well, just not with the players — CLEVELAND - Feel-good stories surrounding the Bulls have a shelf-life. When it comes to Tom Thibodeau and his future as the coach of the team? As Tuesday showed, that shelf-life is about one game. And what a game it was, as the Bulls' Big Three outplayed a LeBron James team, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series.
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Jan 26, 2015

RT @FisolaNYDN: Where was John Paxson's outage when some Chicago radio guy said that Tom Thibodeau suffers from Aspergers? Can't recall him saying anything.

Apr 29, 2012

RT @fran_the_man: @cst_Cowley Think some folks need another reminder of The Scorpion and The Frog: #becauseitscowl ...

Apr 29, 2012

Relax Chicago, the Bulls will get as far as they were going to get with Rose. Still a team that can get to the ECF.

Apr 29, 2012

Standing room only in the media closet at the Berto Center. So this is what a team's playoff funeral looks like.

Apr 29, 2012

RT @ATLchamp11: @cst_Cowley I always think its funny when ppl take twitter too serious,...lighten up ppl, its fucking twitter!!!

Apr 29, 2012

RT @bocephus731: BREAKING NEWS: @cst_cowley is still a smart ass. More unfollows to come.

Apr 29, 2012

Been a long time since I've used my medical background to sketch an injury ... might be time to dust off the notepad.

Apr 29, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Rose ACL is still torn. More to come.

Apr 29, 2012

Just read Deadspin. Very well done. A blog site built on satire doesn't get satire. Maybe I can e-mail a QB penis picture into them now.

Apr 29, 2012

RT @willbrinson: Creating a parody account for @cst_cowley would be amusing. Unfortunately it would also be redundant.

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