When the Bulls let Tom Thibodeau go, reports surfaced that a few players didn’t care for Thibs’ tough tactics.
Rest assured, Jimmy Butler was not one.
Thibs’ star pupil had nothing but good things to say about his former coach while the two worked together at the USA Basketball minicamp on Wednesday.
Butler’s right. Among NBA coaches of three-plus seasons, Thibodeau (.647) has the sixth-highest win percentage, sandwiched between Red Auerbach at No. 5 and Pat Riley at No. 7.
Butler fired off the line of the day about Thibs wearing shorts.