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Bulls’ GM Fine with Minute Distribution
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On April 25, 2013 @ 7:37 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
In the same way pitch counts have consumed major-league coaching staffs in recent years, minutes played is a growing concern from those outside the NBA bubble. That’s why Thibodeau has an almost-defiant approach to the question. His attitude almost mirrored that of the NBA official: Show him the science.
Before becoming the Bulls’ coach, he was an assistant with the Boston Celtics, who were one of the first NBA franchises to
embrace basketball analytics. General manager Gar Forman is quick to point out that the Bulls have an analytics department and that minutes played in correlation with injuries is studied.
‘‘In our scenario, Tom paces the team throughout the year, and we think he does a good job at that,’’ Forman said.
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