Thibodeau thanks people in the Celtics organization who helped him get to where he is, and “would not have left Boston if I felt this wasn’t an opportunity for the Bulls to be a championship caliber team”.
Says Bulls are “committed to being a championship cailber team”, says “they competed hard” against his team, praises Deng, Noah, Rose, Hinrich particularly.
Says Bulls have “great young nucleus” and staff (Paxson, Forman) put the team in position to be a player in free agency.
Chicago is “a great city with a great tradition and history of the team, a great sports town”, learned about Chicago from Doc Rivers. Mentions championships of Bears, White Sox, Bulls.