Not that Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has to worry about getting fired anytime soon, but Friday’s news that the Lakers canned head coach Mike Brown after just five games was yet another reminder for Thibodeau on how fragile these jobs are in the NBA.
“It’s unfortunate,” Thibodeau said on Saturday. “It’s one of the tough parts about the business. Mike is a heck of a guy and a great coach, so it’s disappointing, but I guess that’s the way it is.
“Five games into the season, a lot of new guys? It’s unfortunate. Disappointing.”
As far as the rumors coming out of Los Angeles that Phil Jackson – who coached the Bulls to six titles – would be brought back, Thibodeau said that there was very little in this game that surprised him at this point.
“Nothing would surprise me,” he said. “Certainly [Jackson’s] got a proven track record for sure. You hate to see what happen, but there are a lot of good coaches out there, too.”