Coach Thibodeau’s Criticism Propels Bulls
It was set Monday morning at the Berto Center when coach Tom Thibodeau absolutely tore into his team for its lackadaisical play at the United Center this season. Thibodeau was furious that his team was just 10-10 on the season at home and he let them hear his displeasure as they got ready for another game they were favored to win.
Joakim Noah put it another way.
“It’s not fun to be screamed at at 9 o’clock in the morning,” Noah said. “A lot of F-bombs. A lot of F-bombs.”
What exactly was he yelling about?
“That we were 10-10 at home,” Noah said.
The Bulls players may not have been pleased by the way Thibodeau delivered his message, but it was clear that the point got through. They set a franchise record by holding the Hawks to just 58 points and they did it by playing with the type of intensity that Thibodeau has been searching for. They finally played with the type of consistent fire that had set them apart the last two seasons.