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Report: Tom Thibodeau at odds with Bulls GM?

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09:15 AM ET 06.30 | In a surprising move, a league source said the Bulls will not renew the contract of lead assistant coach Ron Adams, whose deal expires Sunday. Adams, in his second stint with the Bulls, returned in 2010 after a successful run as Scott Brooks' lead assistant in Oklahoma City. Adams left the Thunder in part to join longtime friend Tom Thibodeau's first staff and also to live again with his family. It had remained in the Chicago area for school reasons following Adams' first stint with the Bulls under Scott Skiles. According to sources, general manager Gar Forman made the decision, not Thibodeau. Forman informed Adams on Friday. Reached Saturday, Forman said the team doesn't comment on personnel matters. Adams also declined comment. A call to Thibodeau wasn't returned. The move raised eyebrows within and outside the organization as perhaps the first public indication of tension between Forman and Thibodeau. Though management has final say, head coaches typically are in charge of their staffs and the Bulls have made three straight playoff appearances. Thibodeau, for instance, let go Pete Myers when he first took over, a longtime franchise fixture.

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June 30, 2013  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Not sure why bull management is screwing around with him

Trade him to the Celtics...............

June 30, 2013  10:22 AM ET

Sometimes You Get The Horns, Bro.

June 30, 2013  10:32 AM ET

Sure do see a lot of team GM's diminishing the value of a good HC.


Bad move.

June 30, 2013  10:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Sometimes You Get The Horns, Bro.

Since you didn't say it, I will...


Come to L.A., Bro.

June 30, 2013  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Trade him to the Celtics...............

Hey, that could happen now. Would be nice for the Celtics...

June 30, 2013  05:25 PM ET

Blame it on D. Rose.

July 1, 2013  04:23 PM ET

I smell a coe coming on! Just what Miami needed, a contender in turmoil.

 
July 1, 2013  11:38 PM ET

Bulls front office has been arrogant for a while. T.T has proven his worth and his bench should be left up to him. Firing Meyers means nothing. If the organization loved him so much, they could have given him an office job. A coach needs coaches on the same page as he is and not hold overs that have vastly different ways of doing things.

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