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Thibodeau never coached Porter, but he does fit one characteristic sources said Thibodeau is seeking — a former player. Thibodeau's list of candidates extends beyond Porter, though. Thibodeau informed Myers he wouldn't return to the bench Wednesday. Sources said Myers likely will remain in a personnel role in the organization though he was disappointed. Chicago Tribune
Pete Myers will not return to the Chicago Bulls as an assistant to new head coach Tom Thibodeau, but he will have a role in the organization, according to a source familiar with the situation. "It hurts a little bit, but I think he should be somewhere around," Bulls All-Star guard Derrick Rose said Thursday. "Pete is a guy where if it wasn't for him I don't where I'd be in this league. "He always is there, brings life to that organization and it hurt a little bit." ESPN.com
In a surprise development, Tom Thibodeau is searching for an assistant coach after informing veteran incumbent Pete Myers he won't use him on the bench, sources said. The Bulls' staff of Myers, Ron Adams and Andy Greer appeared to be set, and Thibodeau even commented on it during an interview with the Tribune during summer-league play. Chicago Tribune
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