Schanowski: Thibodeau Slow To Make Adjustments
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CHICAGO (WSCR) Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau won the NBA’s Coach of the Year Award for taking the Bulls from a 41-win team a season ago, and turning them into the NBA’s overall No. 1 seed in the playoffs after racking up 62 wins in the regular season.
Thibodeau got his players to buy into his defensive-focused system, and they surpised much of the league when they established themselves as a power in the Eastern Conference.
But now, Thibodeau finds his Bulls team one game away from elimination, and some people are now questioning the decisions he’s made this series.
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“He was slow to make adjustments,” Mark Schanowski, from Comcast SportsNet, said on the Mully and Hanley Show. “Miami adjusted after Game 1: they changed some things with the way they played [Derrick] Rose on the screen-and-roll, you know, they altered their rotation in terms of using fewer guys, getting [Udonis] Haslem in there, not playing Jamaal Magloire.
“And we’re still waiting for Thibodeau to make his first adjustment. The Bulls are down 3-1 already, and, you know, the odds of beating the heat three games in a row are pretty extreme.”