So perhaps the Deep Dish was a bit premature in its idea earlier Sunday morning that this afternoon's Bulls press conference was being called to name Derrick Rose league MVP.â†µâ†µ
Chicago Breaking Sports reports that the real purpose of the news conference is to announce that Tom Thibodeau will be given NBA Coach of the Year honors:
Capping a wildly successful first year, the Chicago Bulls' Tom Thibodeau will be named the NBA's Coach of the Year on Sunday, sources told the Tribune.â†µâ†µâ†µ
â†µA news conference with the Bulls and the NBA is set for 3:30 p.m. at the Berto Center.
Presuming this is true, congratulations in advance to "Tibs" for this honor, and a job well done in not only his first season as Bulls head coach, but his first season as an NBA head coach. Thibodeau, though, has his priorities straight regarding this:â†µâ†µ
"I don't care about any of that stuff," Thibodeau said recently. "I just want to win."â†µâ†µ
Damn right. This doesn't mean, incidentally, that MVP honors for Derrick Rose might not also be announced this afternoon. Stay tuned.