Tom Thibodeau says he intends to be the Bulls' coach next season

Monday February 24th, 2014

Tom Thibodeau has led the Bulls to the playoffs in each of his seasons as head coach. (Garrett Ellwood/ National Basketball) Tom Thibodeau has led the Bulls to the playoffs in each of his seasons as coach. (Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says he believes he will be with the Chicago Bulls next season, according to David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune.

Thibodeau's tenure with the Bulls has been the object of much speculation this season, after the Bulls' front office released Thibodeau's top assistant, Ron Adams, allegedly causing tension between GM Gar Forman and the team's head coach.

The 2011 Coach of the Year award winner said that he plans to honor his contract and is not looking to head to another team.

"I'm with a team that I love. I'm not sure why that'd be a question..I'm under contract. I'm planning on being here.''

MAHONEY: Report: Wizards fear knee injury could end Nene's season

 NBC5 Chicago's Bryan Crawford reports that Thibodeau has also denied rumors that he has an under the table deal with the Knicks to become their coach after this season.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.