Mike McGraw

I recommend this site for your #Bulls coaching updates: hashoibergleft.com

Shams Charania

Suns have let go assistant coach Kenny Gattison and progressing D-League's Nate Bjorkgren into player development role, sources tell RealGM.

Nick Friedell

The marriage was over. Even if everyone hated Thibs at the end, doesn't make much sense to me to add those words to final release.

Nick Friedell

Reinsdorf owns the team and he can do what he wants -- but the Bulls are getting shredded, in this case, for a mess they could have avoided.

Nick Friedell

I'm really surprised the Bulls signed off on that Reinsdorf statement being included in the press release. What was the benefit to them?

Nick Friedell

He's the guy they've targeted all along. He's the guy the entire league has assumed for months they would have if the Thibs breakup happened

Nick Friedell

I haven't talked to anybody in the last 24 hours who believes the Bulls next coach will be anyone other than Fred Hoiberg.

KC Johnson

Former Bulls coach Scott Skiles remains on track to be Magic coach. Assistant GM Matt Lloyd worked with him at Bulls.

Vincent Goodwill

Anybody else shocked Scott Skiles is back in the NBA, coaching Orlando?

Sam Smith

How and why the Bulls and Tom Thibodeau started and ended where they did. blogs.bulls.com/2015/05/the-th…

KC Johnson

Several Thibodeau confidantes have suggested him taking season off, collecting Bulls' check and waiting for 16-17 openings.

Vincent Goodwill

When you have a dream that Joey Crawford ejects you from an NBA game for cussing at a teammate, you watch too much NBA. #RaisesHand

Pau Gasol

You're very welcome! Great to meet you and your family RT twitter.com/ohanianshant/s…

Vincent Goodwill

I misspoke on #TheRightTime when I called Iowa State a midmajor. Sometimes speaking too fast. It happens. My apologies, Cyclone fans

KC Johnson

Shout out to my nephew who, as 1 of 2 valedictorians at his HS graduation today, is clearly headed to smarter profession than sportswriting.

Nick Friedell

Seems fitting that on day Thibs/Bulls call it quits, my car battery dies in Advocate lot. Both the battery, and that relationship, were dead

KC Johnson

Bulls' coaching search could be quick one. fw.to/8IrFwpH

Vincent Goodwill

I'm not shocked @bomani_jones went the "your beard won't connect" line. That's as easy and cheap as me calling him "Lou Gossett"...

Vincent Goodwill

The tease for me on @bomani_jones' show: "He's been in Detroit. He's seen lots of firings." I'm gonna have to count coaches now

Chuck Swirsky

For those viewing White Sox baseball thank you for your patience as we leave Baltimore for Houston. Total respect for everyone in this game

Chuck Swirsky

My mentor. I met Mr Vince Bagli 50 years ago A Baltimore sportscasting icon I owe my entire career to him .... fb.me/2dLYo14P1

Sam Smith

Bulls and Thibodeau unable to hold it together for the kids. Both moving on. blogs.bulls.com/2015/05/thibod…

Mike McGraw

Changes are coming to the #Bulls locker room. http://t.co/VElWaJeGJ9

KC Johnson

Small but telling? Forman said "around the league" when talking about possible candidates and later added "around the country."

Nick Friedell

Here is the full statement from Thibs: http://t.co/YOPrR78oES

KC Johnson

Thibs: "I love this game and am excited about what’s ahead for me with USA Basketball and the next coaching opportunity in the NBA." (end)

KC Johnson

Thibs: "We are proud of our accomplishments, fought through adversity, tried to give our fans the full commitment to excellence they deserve

KC Johnson

Thibodeau: "by their effort, love, dedication and professionalism. I appreciate the opportunity that Jerry Reinsdorf gave me. (more)

KC Johnson

Thibodeau: "I also want to thank my staff and all of the talented players and their wonderful families who have honored me and the Bulls

KC Johnson

Here is full statement from Thibodeau: ""I want to thank, and will deeply miss, our incredible fans and the entire city of Chicago. (more)

Mike McGraw

Bottom line is #Bulls should have a good team next season, Thibs will do well in his next job & Fred Hoiberg is a very smart guy.

Mike McGraw

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.

Mike McGraw

Not much insight given at Bulls press conference. Paxson talked about the Cleveland series as missing a window of opportunity.

KC Johnson

Bulls can say what they want about going through process. They're locked and loaded on hiring Hoiberg. His job to lose.

Nick Friedell

The biggest takeaway from Gar/Pax press conference? Thibs, Gar and Pax really, really didn't like each other. In case you still weren't sure

Vincent Goodwill

A 2-1 lead and double-digit lead in Game 4 says otherwise, big guy twitter.com/peglegrage/sta…

Nick Friedell

Gar says final decision was made last night. They informed Thibs this morning.

Vincent Goodwill

Bulls assistant Andy Greer has been let go. As for the other assistants, that will be determined by the new coach

KC Johnson

Assistant coach Andy Greer has been let go.

Nick Friedell

Gar says assistant coach Andy Greer has been let go.

Vincent Goodwill

Gar on the relationship: "There continued to be a day to day working relationship. We continued to communicate."

Nick Friedell

Pax: "There wasn't a point of no return." Says again if Bulls were playing for a title this wouldn't be happening.

KC Johnson

Forman: "We're not going to put ourselves in a box" regarding qualifications for next coach. Did mention leadership and communication.

Nick Friedell

Pax admits that Bulls probably wouldn't be sitting here if they had won a championship this season.

Vincent Goodwill

Pax: "We wouldn’t be sitting here if we won a championship. I feel like we had a real chance."

Nick Friedell

Pax says "obviously there was a breakdown" with Thibs. "You have to have situation where you're all pulling in the same direction."

KC Johnson

Paxson: "Obviously, there was a breakdown. You have to have a situation where you're all pulling in the same direction."

KC Johnson

Paxson: "Jerry's statement stands on its own. Relationships are difficult. There has to be situation where you can have open dialogue."

Nick Friedell

Gar says "a change was needed" after meetings with players and personnel.

Nick Friedell

Gar doesn't want to discuss "personal conversation" they had with Thibs this morning.

KC Johnson

Pax: "We were all really disappointed with the way season ended. Cleveland is a great team. But given their injuries, the path was there."

KC Johnson

Bulls exec VP John Paxson said players never witnessed animosity between management and Thibodeau. Doesn't think it had effect.

Nick Friedell

Gar/Pax say Thibs was involved in discussions regarding minutes limit. They say he knew all the information given to them by doctors.

Vincent Goodwill

Pax on the minutes restrictions: "Tom was part of all the discussions, he knew everything that was going on."

KC Johnson

Bulls exec VP John Paxson said Thibodeau was participant in discussions with medical people regarding minutes restrictions.

Nick Friedell

Pax: "The minutes restriction was an organizational decision." Says minutes limit was to give "players best chance to succeed."

Vincent Goodwill

Of the minutes limits, John Paxson: "It was the responsible thing to do. 3 years in a row where we weren’t healthy come playoff time."

KC Johnson

Bulls exec VP John Paxson said minutes restrictions for Noah/Rose came from input from medical staff and "was absolutely the right thing."

Vincent Goodwill

Forman said no teams called for Thibs and as far as looking for compensation, "nothing could be further from the truth"

Nick Friedell

Gar says Bulls will start search for new coach tonight.

KC Johnson

Forman said process of hiring next coach begins tonight and will carry into the weekend. Won't discuss names. But Hoiberg's job to lose.

Nick Friedell

Gar says Bulls are looking for an "open and creative learner" as next head coach.

KC Johnson

Forman said Bulls are looking for "the right fit" for "our individual players and team and organization" in next coach. Wants leader.

Nick Friedell

Gar says "nothing could be further from truth" in regards to Bulls using Thibs as an asset. Says no team called to talk to Thibs.

KC Johnson

Forman reiterates what Tribune reported all along: Bulls would've granted permission for other teams to talk to Thibs. Nobody called.

KC Johnson

Forman said Bulls were not looking for asset or using situation as leverage ploy. Said major decision bigger than 2nd round pick.

Nick Friedell

Gar says Bulls need a "Culture of communication that builds a trust within organization ..."

KC Johnson

Gar Forman: "There needs to build culture of communication that builds trust . . . a culture when everybody is pulling in same direction."

KC Johnson

Bulls GM Gar Forman: "We want to thank Tom for all the contributions he made to the Bulls' organization."

Nick Friedell

Gar and Pax have entered the building. http://t.co/aRs7WbuUxE

KC Johnson

Minute restrictions got little overblown at times/fit neatly in Thibs vs. front office: But players it was imposed on had no problem w/ it.

Nick Friedell

Definitely a sense of relief within the United Center -- from all involved -- that this thing has come to a resolution.

KC Johnson

Joakim Noah in text message on Thibodeau: "I want to thank Thibs for all the work he put in. I wish him nothing but the best."

Nick Friedell

Bulls assistant coach Andy Greer just left the Advocate Center. Bulls security was wheeling a lot of boxes out with him.

Vincent Goodwill

The next couple weeks for the Bulls will seem like you're hearing Kanye and Chris Rock on a track

KC Johnson

Don't forget Arne Duncan, President Obama's Secretary of Education who played for Thibs at Harvard, gave big Thibs endorsement to Reinsdorf.

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.