Chuck Swirsky

What's up folks..broadcasting in Baltimore

Joe Cowley

Thibs as Col Jessup: "You people just weakened a franchise!''

Joe Cowley

Bulls next season: Each guy plays 24 minutes, and participation medals are handed out at the end of the year. Can't wait!

Joe Cowley

Heard Paul Konerko was asked to be a coach/player for the Bulls, but turned it down.

Joe Cowley

I mean the Robin Ventura thing has worked out so well ... what could possibly go wrong?

Joe Cowley

Can't wait for the new coach to deal with the Rose-Butler stare down that's coming. Thibs had that under control.

Nick Friedell

Joakim Noah: "I just want to thank Thibs for all the hard work he put in and I wish him the best."

KC Johnson

JVG speaks for himself. But can't emphasize enough how much his Jan. comments angered Reinsdorf, previously an oasis for Thibodeau.

Joe Cowley

In the long run this will be a better situation for Thibodeau. Free agent, and can basically pick and choose where and when he wants to work

KC Johnson

Opinion, not reporting: Not standing up for Ron Adams' dismissal really hurt Thibs. Lost power struggle. Could've said: "He's gone. I walk."

Joe Cowley

Source: Thibs was actually tipped off of the firing late last night, and as far as the assistant coaches most of them will be gone.

Mike McGraw

There would probably be some lively debate about who is more at fault for that culture, but the bosses always have the last word.

Mike McGraw

Can't disagree with Jerry Reinsdorf's new release quote about key players in the #Bulls organization not being on the same page.

KC Johnson

Hoiberg is recovering from heart surgery and has obviously kept low profile. Several close to him confident he's ready for NBA challenge.

Nick Friedell

Jimmy Butler declined comment regarding Thibs situation. Players and assistants still filing in and out of Advocate Center.

Nick Friedell

Thibs pulled into the Advocate Center parking lot around 11 am CT. He pulled out around around 11:45 CT after news was announced.

KC Johnson

Fred Hoiberg is leading candidate to replace Thibodeau, who had been telling those close to him he'd be fired by Friday. Told at AM mtng.

Vincent Goodwill

I sense a black/white thing (metaphorically). Either you're with Thibs or with the front office. My sense is this is much more gray

Nick Friedell

Strong words from Reinsdorf in here. RT @ESPNChicago: Chicago Bulls fire Tom Thibodeau as coach after five seasons es.pn/1J96ROy

Mike McGraw

I like this quote from Gar Forman in the press release: "Over the last five years we have had some success with Tom as our head coach."

Vincent Goodwill

The statement definitely shows this wasn't an amicable marriage or divorce. You wonder if either side truly respected the other's talents

Nick Friedell

Bulls executives John Paxson and Gar Forman will address the media at 2 CT.

Joe Cowley

At least Paxson never had a chance to punch this coach before he fired him. So there's that....

Joe Cowley

Thibs out - quick story with Jerry Reinsdorf statement - chicago.suntimes.com/basketball/7/7…

KC Johnson

Bulls officially dismiss Thibodeau.

Vincent Goodwill

Statement from Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf: http://t.co/5S8v6oX5R6

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls announce Tom Thibodeau has been dismissed as head coach.

Vincent Goodwill

Bulls announce they've fired Tom Thibodeau

Nick Friedell

Bulls announce they have fired head coach Tom Thibodeau.

Joe Cowley

Coincidentally, those three years are the same three years that the Pax coat-tailed three rings off two guys that didn't care about minutes.

Joe Cowley

Interesting Pippen stats: Minutes per gm reg season: 1991 (36.8), '92 (38.6), '93 (38.6) - Playoffs '91 (41.4), '92 (40.9), '93 (41.5).

Joe Cowley

Some interesting Jordan stats: Minutes per gm reg season 1991 (37), '92 (38.8), ''93 (39.3) - Playoffs '91 (40.4), '92 (41.8), '93 (41.2).

Chuck Swirsky

Welcome to hot and steamy Camden Yards in Baltimore ! http://t.co/fyFABncaQ3

Chuck Swirsky

Congratulations to @CavsJMike and @warriorsvox Two outstanding broadcasters. Better people. Enjoy the moment!

Pau Gasol

Unbelievable concert by #U2 tonight at the #Forum! Amazing energy in the building! Alucinante… instagram.com/p/3NxLEpn2HA/

Joe Cowley

Bulls would have had Riley Curry pulled off that stage halfway through that interview. Minutes restrictions.

Vincent Goodwill

My guy Raymond Ridder trying his best not to let Riley take over

Vincent Goodwill

Riley is not having y’all criticism. Deal with it

KC Johnson

Resolution to Thibodeau situation expected no later than Friday, sources said. All signs still point to his exit. fw.to/4GrrzRO

Vincent Goodwill

Rick Berry is pissed y’all waiting till now to show his highlights

Vincent Goodwill

Festus will be HUGE against Cleveland because the Cavs are so physical up front

Vincent Goodwill

Warm up the boat. Houston’s going fishing

Vincent Goodwill

Now Ariza is the definition of being in the wrong place at the wrong time for two injuries. Not y’all boy Delly

Vincent Goodwill

Oh boy. Direct hit to Klay’s head

Vincent Goodwill

Good Dwight. Bad Dwight

Vincent Goodwill

This. And all of this! HATE IT! RT @jadande: Please. For the love of basketball RT @Tim Kawakami: Stop Hack-a. NOW. Everybody. Stop.

Vincent Goodwill

They are sitting on Harden’s left hand for that crossover. They’ve watched a lot of film on that and Harden’s gone lemonbooty with the TO's

Nazr Mohammed

Damn!!! I should have went to the game but instead I'm here at home supporting .... tmi.me/1f4S0I http://t.co/IK8OA7LYKV

Joe Cowley

Source reiterated tonight Collins was one of several coaches the front office wanted to try and add to the staff. Love this beat.

Nazr Mohammed

Haha yeah I figured that lol #IStillNeedThoseLoosTho lol RT @LoniSwain: @Nazr Mohammed or click the link and read 😆

Nazr Mohammed

👍🏾RT @MartrellLand: STOLEN FROM @nazrmohammed I TRIED TO TOLD EM instagram.com/p/3IoHhiR7pc/

Nazr Mohammed

But u're not a restaurant lol RT @LoniSwain: Did @loniloos make the cut? 😄RT @Nazr Mohammed: Check ... tmi.me/1f4RVX

KC Johnson

Interesting given his Iowa State background. twitter.com/shamscharania/…

Shams Charania

Bulls, Pelicans emerging as suitors for Royce White's NBA comeback in July, sources tell RealGM. Former 16th pick is deciding among several.

Chuck Swirsky

Channeling positive vibes to the Blackhawks from Baltimore !

Nazr Mohammed

Trying to groove these swing changes. A couple hundred golf balls should do it. #MantainSpineAngleinstagram.com/p/3NGXLst0FB/

KC Johnson

Doug Collins floated idea to help Tom Thibodeau, not the Bulls. It happened in 2013, not 2014. Tribune Blog: trib.in/1LKKfUc

Chuck Swirsky

Fantastic 2016 NBA All Star logo ! http://t.co/MbVVN9oftF

Pau Gasol

Muchas felicidades al @SevillaFC y a toda su afición por su cuarta #EuropaLeague! A disfrutar de este gran éxito!

Vincent Goodwill

Take it for what it’s worth but sources say no team has asked the Bulls for permission to talk to coach Tom Thibodeau

Chuck Swirsky

Belated Happy Birthday to the Big Hurt !!

KC Johnson

Reported this last week but bears repeating: Bulls would grant permission to any team seeking to talk to Thibodeau. No team has asked.

Chuck Swirsky

There s only one Hawk. The Sox staff has been great and of course Sox fans. It's on to Baltimore !

Chuck Swirsky

Thanks for watching Sox baseball ...thanks for your patience!!! Working with Steve Stone is a pleasure !

Sam Smith

The final word on Jordan vs LeBron. There is No Next. diversionbooks.com/ebooks/there-n…

Sam Smith

Finally, the Who's Better, Jordan/LeBron debate reaches a more sophisticated level: "Is so!" "Is not!" "Is so!" "Is not!"

Joe Cowley

Collins as an assistant under Thibs? Disaster - capital D. chicago.suntimes.com/basketball/7/7…

Joe Cowley

Also, as far as the "offensive-minded assistant coach'' Pax tried force-feeding Thibs? Collins wasn't the answer - chicago.suntimes.com/basketball/7/7…

Joe Cowley

You want to stop the King's reign? It starts with Thibodeau. The Bulls front office needs that memo - read it - chicago.suntimes.com/basketball/7/7…

KC Johnson

That's 5 straight trips to NBA Finals since Bulls took best shot at landing LeBron James in 2010. twitter.com/chicagosports/…

Chuck Swirsky

Congratulations to the Atlanta Hawks on a spectacular season !

Pau Gasol

Incredible sunset in #RedondoBeach! Absolutely love it. Great to be back. #Beauty Increíble puesta… instagram.com/p/3K6wJSH2Hv/

Joe Cowley

.... made extinct in two years by the evolution of the West Coast offense. No staying power.

Joe Cowley

When Chicago fans cans start embracing what James is doing, they can also start accepting the 85 Bears for the gimmick defense they were ...

Joe Cowley

And enough of the James quit on Cleveland and Miami. MJ quit on the Bulls, and for some really mysterious reasons .... real mysterious.

Joe Cowley

MJ needed Pippen and Rodman to get past the Bad Boys and win 6. LeBron can get Boobie Gibson to the NBA Finals. That is greatness.

Joe Cowley

MJ was great, but no one makes those around him better than the King. That is true greatness in a team sport.

Joe Cowley

LeBron left Cleveland and they went from 61 wins to 19. Wrap your arms around that. Then he leaves Miami and they go from 54 wins to 37.

Joe Cowley

Jordan was great ... there is no debating that. Six titles tells that story. But let's not forget, 57 wins with MJ in 92-93, 55 w/out him...

Mike McGraw

Funny how things work out. Tristan Thompson plays well in playoffs, now pushing for max deal. Does this mean Love will move on?

Joe Cowley

Bulls fans continue experiencing what it was like to be every other team outside Chicago in the 90s. Bow to the King!

Joe Cowley

Only resistance Bron's Cavs had in the East was from a hand-cuffed, soft Bulls team that Thibs had to squeeze life from to get to a GM 6.

Joe Cowley

So how is that "Ozzie needs to go" campaign working out for you? Guessing the same way the "Thibs must go" campaign will end up.

Nick Friedell

I don't care who is coaching the Bulls next season -- I think this group let its best chance to get to Finals pass them by this year.

Nick Friedell

The Bulls will look back on 4th quarter of Game 4 against Cavs in Eastern Conference semis and wonder what might have been for a long time.

Joe Cowley

Don't worry Sox fans ..... Coop will fix 'em.

Vincent Goodwill

Magic did it from 82-85. Bird did it from 84-87. If there was ever a doubt the Cavs could get there, it was LeBron going to 5 straight

Sam Smith

With a few more rounds the Bulls playoffs may look pretty good the way the Clippers and Hawks are going out.

Chuck Swirsky

Thanks for watching. Tough loss. Back at it again tomorrow !

Chuck Swirsky

Sox have scored 9 runs. This is not I repeat NOT a typo! Great game in the 8th

Vincent Goodwill

I love “your team” didn’t do this or that. If I put on a uniform, clown me. But since I don’t, @StopSneetchin, you can’t.

Pau Gasol

Loving this #BMW #M6 #Convertible! Thanks @PropagandaGEM for the LA ride. http://t.co/s4vbUIQjxN

Vincent Goodwill

When will people understand I don’t play for the teams I cover, so I have no real skin in their success of lack thereof?

Vincent Goodwill

Here’s my list of Shaq sweeps in order of worst to excusable: 95 Rockets. 07 Bulls. 98 Jazz 99 Spurs 94 Pacers 96 Bulls.