Tom Thibodeau on Bulls tenure: ‘It was a great run. I just move on.’
Former Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau gave his first interview Friday since being fired last week.
“I have no regrets,” Thibodeau told ESPN’s Mike and Mike, according to the Chicago Tribune. “It was a great run. I just move on.”
Thibodeau was fired last Thursday after five seasons with the Bulls. He led the Bulls to the playoffs in each season and was the NBA Coach of the Year in 2010–11.
The Bulls announced Thibodeau's firing in a statement that many, including SI.com's Chris Mannix, felt was excessively harsh.
“I don’t worry about stuff like that,” Thibodeau said Friday, according to the Tribune. “For me, I put everything that I have into each day. So I have no regrets. I’m going to let the record speak for itself.”
The Bulls went 255-139 under Thibodeau, including 23-28 in the playoffs. Former Iowa State head coach and former Bulls player Fred Hoiberg was named as his replacement.
- Dan Gartland