Thibodeau: ‘I’m Planning On Being Here, But You Never Know’
(WSCR) — Given his reported disagreements with the front office, there always seems to be some doubt about Tom Thibodeau’s future with the Chicago Bulls.
Thibodeau still has three years left on his contract, but in an interview Monday on 670 The Score, the Bulls’ head coach admitted that doesn’t guarantee anything.
“Yeah, I’m under contract,” Thibdodeau said when asked if he wanted to be in Chicago. “Now, I don’t have complete control over that. They could come in and tell me they don’t want me, but I’m under contract. I’ve enjoyed being here. I’m planning on being here, but you never know.”
As for his star player — Derrick Rose — Thibodeau sounded pretty adamant about wanting his point guard to play with Team USA this summer, provided that Rose and the doctors are OK with it. Thibs pointed to Rose playing with Team USA in 2010, the summer before he won the NBA’s MVP award.
“I thought that experience led to a great start to the season,” Thibodeau said. “He hit the ground running so I thought that was helpful. And I just think where he’s been off for basically three years now, that it would be great for him.”