Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman told reporters that extension talks with coach Tom Thibodeau occurred before the season and will be re-initiated once the season is over, according to ESPN Chicago. Reports have come out recently claiming that Thibodeau isn't happy with his current contact situation. Forman didn't sound worried, though:
To us it's a non-issue. Obviously we think very, very highly of Tom and his staff. Jerry (Reinsdorf) even come out and said it, we're hopeful Tom will be our coach here for a long, long time.
Thibodeau is in the second year of a reasonable two-year contract, but the Bulls hold an option on him for the 2012-13 season. The Bulls have had stunning success since hiring the defensive guru from Boston, nearly making the NBA Finals last season. There's reason to believe that he should be one of the highest-paid coaches in the league.