Tom Thibodeau was presented with the NBA coach of the year award Sunday afternoon.
The first-year head coach led the Bulls to a 62-20 regular season and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Thibodeau, 53, replaced the fired Vinny Del Negro in June, and with a rebuilt roster, the Bulls breezed to a mark that matched their best record since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen completed their second championship three-peat at the end of the 1997-98 season.
Last edited by insidehoops : 05-01-2011 at 04:44 PM.
Nice. Well deserved. I was rooting for Poppovich for the majority of the season, but in a way I'm a glad he didn't win it (he's won 1 already). The Bulls played/are playing outstanding, and their roster isn't really filled with all-stars.