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Tom Thibodeau Contract: Sides Remain Far Apart In Extension Negotiation

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune is reporting that Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau and the team's front office still have a long way to go until the two parties are able to reach an extension agreement.

Thibodeau led Bulls to a 62-20 record in the 2010-11 NBA Season and a league-best 50-16 record in the 2011-12 NBA Season. The Bulls then exercised their option to keep Thibodeau around for the 2012-13 NBA Season, but Thibs and Bulls GM Gar Forman both want to keep the 2010-11 NBA Coach of the Year with the team for a long time.

Johnson suspects the Bulls are wary of offering Thibs big money because of the Scott Skiles trouble in the early aughties, when the Bulls signed Skiles to a rich, long-term coaching contract that they later regretted

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