It's pronounced 'Coach of the Year'

Tom Thibodeau finally made a name for himself by pushing the Bulls to be a contender

Updated: May 2, 2011, 11:29 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- On his special day, Tom Thibodeau was dressed in his idea of formal wear: black sweat pants and a black track jacket with a gray T-shirt underneath.

A Thibs tuxedo, if you will.

But the 53-year-old Thibodeau certainly dresses for his brand of success, because under his leadership the Chicago Bulls have positioned themselves for a quick ascent in the National Basketball Association.

For years, Thibodeau's image was a workaholic assistant and a perennial ...

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