Tom Thibodeau has turned down the New Orleans Hornets’ offer and will almost certainly become the next head coach of the Chicago Bulls, The New York Daily Post has reported.
The Post has learned Thibodeau yesterday rejected a Hornets offer that has been on the table for almost a week.
Sources also said Thibodeau, credited as Boston’s defensive mastermind, is almost guaranteed to wind up with the Bulls, whom he met with two summers ago but lost out to Vinny Del Negro.
Chicago is a perfect place for Thibodeau — the Bulls have rising stars Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah and also a whole bunch of cap room. Chicago has reportedly been Thibodeau’s number one choice all along. Let’s hope this report is spot on.
On another, completely related note, John Paxson should think twice before shoving Thibs: Dude is feisty.