If the Bulls do part ways with Thibodeau, it’s unclear who they would target as his replacement. Sources peg Warriors assistant Alvin Gentry as a serious front runner.
May 4, 2016 | 8:25 pm EDT Update
Eric Smith: I feel for Chris Bosh. Spoke to him last night. He really wants to play & be back on the floor. Gotta be tough when health dictates things
Kenny Cheung: To clarify, he actively has a blood clot and is currently on blood thinners right? or did he finish treatment? Steve Kyler: Neither Bosh or the HEAT have confirmed what it was – early report was Blood clot, but thats never been confirmed.
If Bosh’s condition is deemed to be career ending, Miami would be able to waive Bosh and apply for a medical exception that would wipe his salary — $23.7 million next season — from its books. The medical determination would have to be made by a physician jointly selected by the league and the union, according to the collective bargaining agreement.
There is, however, a waiting period before such a salary exclusion can be granted. If the player appeared in 10 or more games in a season — which Bosh did this season — the team cannot apply for the exception until the one-year anniversary of his last game. In this case, that would be Feb. 9, 2017. If Bosh were to return at any point prior to that, the clock obviously would reset on that waiting period. In any event, there is no opportunity for salary cap relief regarding Bosh’s contract this summer.
He appeared on ESPN’s ‘The Jump’ and said that during the whole Nick Young-D’Angelo Russell scandal there wasn’t much he could do. “I mean from a coach’s standpoint you kind of sit back and hopefully let this thing heal itself. You just hope time will allow that to happen. At the beginning obviously it’s going to be a strenuous situation because you have this one guy over here and everybody in the locker room looking at him like you did everybody wrong. So it’s going to take time to heal that. The one thing I couldn’t do was try to make sure I brought those guys together because if they don’t want to come together, they’re not coming together. No matter what you can do as a coach. Time just has to heal it. I think a lot of our guys on (the team) after a month or so they realized the guy is 20 years old and there’s not one guy in that locker room that hasn’t made a mistake when they’re 20.