Tom Thibodeau Rumors
Nikola Mirotic: I can only say positive things about Thibodeau. He has helped me improve. He’s a difficult coach that perhaps doesn’t like to play the young guys much, but you learn from him and he makes you work hard. He got you ready for the time when that opportunity could come. Like I said, we’ve always been together in it and we never doubted one another.
So his decision to steer toward the high road, stay true to his beliefs and make no excuses despite his May 28 dismissal shouldn’t surprise, particularly since the Bulls are paying him for two more seasons unless he lands another NBA job. “I have no regrets,” Thibodeau said following USA Basketball’s light Tuesday practice on the UNLV campus.
“I’m very proud of what we accomplished,” Thibodeau said. “To win the games we did, to deal with the adversity that we did, we dealt with Derrick and his injuries and survived that. We lost players along the way but always found a way to compete. I’m very proud of that.”