ESPN says Derrick Rose appeared in 210 out of a possible 445 games under Tom Thibodeau. Now think about the record he posted.
Can't agree with anyone bringing up Thibs' playoff record as reason to fire him. He got two chances with Derrick Rose four years apart.
So, yeah: Tom Thibodeau playoff record against LeBron: 4-12. Of course, more importantly his time in Chicago will be linked to DRose.
Thibodeau, in five seasons, had his best player (Derrick Rose) available in only 47% of the Bulls' games, reg. season or postseason.
A couple of comments --- reports of a rift between Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler are unfounded - no rift at all.
So Derrick Rose played 1,100 fewer minutes than James Harden but he didn't get enough rest? This is really an argument?
The way Michael Jordan ruled the East in the 90's, LeBron is doing that now. Derrick Rose and the Bulls just can't beat him.
To me, Iman Shumpert would be more effective against Jeff Teague. Just like he was in previous series against Derrick Rose at times.
Derrick Rose's son and Steph Curry's daughter are the real stars of the NBA playoffs.
The Chicago Bulls won the 2008 lottery (to pick Derrick Rose) with a 1.7% probability. You never know what will happen.
Well...looks like Derrick Rose has a new screensaver
5 cont'd. Basketball gods robbed D-Rose of too many yrs. It was fans' loss to not have him in postseason last few yrs. Gr8 to have him back
Derrick Rose playoff numbers: 20.3 ppg, 6.5 apg, 4.8 rpg. 39.6 FG%. PER of 16.6 (third-best among starters).
Giving the Derrick Rose son's face to this whole Clippers team right now
Bulls finish season 0-3 after Derrick Rose said he was "built for this ...."
Derrick Rose told the media he wants Tom Thibodeau to return as head coach of the Chicago Bulls.
Derrick Rose on Thibs' job status: "If it was up to me, he'd be back."
Derrick Rose on Thibs: "It's not up to me, but if it was he would be back."
"It was a long year. ... I think he's regained his confidence. ... I think he'll have a great year next year." Tom Thibodeau on Derrick Rose
Thibs on D-Rose: "I think he'll have a great year next year. I think he has a lot of confidence right now in where he is."
Derrick Rose coming back and finally playing in the playoffs was a genuine feel-good story. But he's the second-best player on a title team.
Derrick Rose has probably played his last minute for Tom Thibodeau, after five seasons. Finishes w/ 14 points on 7-of-16 shooting.
Derrick Rose still at the scorer's table, arms folded.
Past few years the Bulls have been known for toughness and fight while waiting for Derrick Rose to get healthy, but going out weak tonight
Matthew Dellavedova, 15 points. Derrick Rose, 14 points. Dellavedova has Bulls' season in a leg-lock.
That shot of Derrick Rose riding a bike with deadpan face while his team gets smacked is gonna be all over the Internet.
I’m waiting for the sad, pedaling Derrick Rose GIF
This is the time for Derrick Rose to take over and put the team on his back. With Irving out, this is Rose's time to shine.
Derrick Rose: 0 FT's
Derrick Rose completely ignored Jimmy Butler isolated on the wing with a foul-laden LeBron James guarding him. Selfish play
Let's do it again: Derrick Rose 12p on 6-for-14 3a 26 mins; Matthew Dellavedova 8p on 3-for-3 1a 18 mins
Kyrie is having a better second half than Derrick Rose.
They keep showing Derrick Rose's son on the dance cam jumbotron. Each time they do, he smiles, then hides from the camera.
Derrick Rose with 10 points, Pau Gasol with 8. Bulls shooting 56.5% from field but just 1-for-6 on threes after 1.
Pau Gasol will speak to media in Chicago shortly. Derrick Rose declined requests.
Of course, the reaction in Chicago to Derrick Rose missing his last 11 shots is "I think Tony Snell should play more."
Derrick Rose missed his last 11 shots. Can you imagine the reaction if Kobe, Carmelo, LeBron, Dwight or Blake did that in a playoff game?