Doc praises Thibs, then Clippers blast Bulls 112-95
It started during the shootaround when Clippers coach Doc Rivers — the head coach in Boston when Thibodeau was an assistant — was asked if Thibodeau would be back with the Bulls next season, considering rumors that Thibodeau could be looking to get out of his contract to go elsewhere because of a diminishing relationship with the front office.
‘‘He’s under contract. So, yeah,’’ Rivers answered. ‘‘I don’t know why he wouldn’t be. I think it’d be nuts not to have him here. I think he’s one of the best coaches in this league. So if you have that, that’s an asset. I don’t think any right-minded organization would allow that asset to leave. Because with all this adversity they’ve had with injuries, if you allow that one to leave, things will fall apart. That would be pretty much a guarantee.’’
-- Chicago Sun-Times