According to ESPN Chicago, the looming controversy over Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau may not be a controversy at all. In late March, reports began to surface that indicated Thibodeau was unhappy with his contract situation and wanted a more lucrative offer. However, the Bulls and Thibodeau have since downplayed the rumor, and in early April, GM Gar Forman went so far as to call the possible impasse as a non-issue.
In his latest interview with the media, executive vice president John Paxson described his and Forman's relationship with Thibs as "very good" and suggested the organization would possibly finalize an extension during the offseason:
"We want him here. He wants to be here. And as Gar said last last week, when you have the same goals it gets worked out. We need to get through this year. Hopefully we get healthy and have a good long playoff run and then we go to that issue."
Thibodeau, in his season season with the team, has led the 2011-2012 Bulls to an NBA-best 43-14 record despite missing key components of his starting lineup to injuries most of the season.