Naturally, Thibodeau brushed aside all praise for the accomplishment. Of course it reflects on the organization and the roster and all that, but wow. 100-30. Phil Jackson lost 42 times before his 100th win with the Bulls, and he had Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.
To me, though, there is a more impressive wins stat. Thibodeau needs just three wins to match Vinny Del Negro’s second season win total. This in a season with twenty less games. And something tells me the Bulls are going to finish better than 4-10. No offense to Del Negro, but it would be difficult to understate the upgrade Thibodeau represents in the coaching department.
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You know it’s good when sports writers who lived through the six Bulls championships say things like this: I’m sorry if this makes me sound like an unabashed homer, but Chicago is hoops heaven right now.