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Bulls fire Thibodeau as coach after five seasons

The Chicago Bulls have fired head coach Tom Thibodeau. Thibodeau just finished his fifth season and had two years and $9 million left on his contract.

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Father: Klay Thompson vomited, was 'woozy'

Warriors guard Klay Thompson threw up and experienced other "concussion-like symptoms" Wednesday night after being kicked in the head by Rockets forward Trevor Ariza, Thompson's father said.

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QB Wilson's agent: Contract talks 'encouraging'

Mark Rodgers, the agent for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, said Thursday that negotiations on a new contract for Wilson have been encouraging, but there is no deadline.

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DE McDonald arrested twice in under 72 hours

Police in California arrested former Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald at 5:35 p.m. local time Wednesday for violating a restraining order, the Santa Clara Police Department said.

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Goodman: My Top 25 men's hoops ballot

Jeff Goodman offers a look at what his Top 25 ballot would like if he was submitting it right now, and ID's 25 more top teams to be considered.

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Looking ahead: Oregon State Beavers

Led by Gary Payton II, the Oregon State Beavers could be heading toward an NCAA tournament bid.

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Replacing Tom Thibodeau in Chicago
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Said Ramona Shelburne of Thibodeau's ousting: "The real question was not if they were gonna get divorced but how." So who will replace him in Chicago? The names of Fred Hoiberg and Alvin Gentry have surfaced.

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CONCACAF dismisses pair of execs

CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb, a FIFA VP from the Cayman Islands, and Costa Rica's Eduardo Li were among several high-ranking soccer officials arrested Wednesday in Zurich.

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Jimmy Butler declined comment regarding Thibs situation. Players and assistants still filing in and out of Advocate Center.

A look back: Thibs' era in Chicago
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Exploring why Tom Thibodeau's otherwise successful tenure as Bulls coach was marked by a rift with the front office.

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Statement from Bulls GM on coach firing
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Said Gar Forman: "When Tom [Thibodeau] was hired in 2010, he was right for our team and system at that time, and over the last five years we have had some success with Tom as our head coach. But as we looked ahead and evaluated how we as a team and an organization could continue to grow and improve, we believed a change in approach was needed."

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Hoiberg Watch officially begins -- as Fred Hoiberg is frontrunner to replace Thibs in Chicago. Opposite of Thibs in just about every way.

trey wingo @wingoz

Sepp Blatter: " I cannot monitor everyone all the time". How about trying for SOME of them SOME of the time?

WATCH: Blatter's comments to FIFA
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter spoke to the FIFA Congress today, deflecting blame for yesterday's corruption and racketeering indictments.

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Brad Daugherty: Firing Thibs a mistake
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"If I was a GM, I would be knocking the door down to get ahold of him."

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Rose was off the bloom for Thibodeau
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Including the playoffs, Tom Thibodeau coached 445 games in five seasons with the Bulls. Due to injury, Derrick Rose played in only 47% of those games (210).

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Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell

Bulls release on Thibs a lot like the letter you would send to an awful departing roommate as you begrudingly attach their security deposit

LeBron partially to blame for Thibs ouster
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Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls were eliminated by LeBron James' team in three of his five seasons. Chicago was 4-2 in all other playoff series.

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Thibodeau was elite in regular season

Tom Thibodeau was fired by the Bulls despite a win percentage of .647 in the last five seasons. The only teams who won at a better clip were the Spurs, Thunder and Heat.

Thibs couldn't get it done in playoffs

Tom Thibodeau had a 23-28 record in the playoffs with the Bulls. That .451 win percentage ranked 15th among all active coaches.

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Tom Thibodeau 5-year Bulls bio
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  • 255-139, .647 win pct.
  • 3rd most wins in franchise history
  • 1st or 2nd every year in Central Division
  • 2010-11 NBA Coach of the Year
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