All-Star games often feature a variety of slam dunks, fastbreak baskets and scores somewhere between 140-200 points for each team. Three elements that would normally have Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau pulling out his hair -- but not this weekend.
"It's going to be great, I'm looking forward to it," Thibodeau said. "I had the good fortune to participate in a couple of All-Star games as an assistant coach so I've got a pretty good understanding of what it's all about. Basically, dole out some minutes and get out of the way.
"Lets push it, lets try scoring as many as we can."
In all seriousness, Thibodeau is enjoying his time in Orlando for the NBA's All-Star weekend so far. He especially likes getting the chance to interact with some Bulls opponents he only gets to see as the enemy during the season and playoffs.
"When you're competing against them, you don't get to see them as people," Thibodeau explained. "Once you're in this type of setting, you get to spend some time with them and you see them differently."
Thibodeau barely cracked a smile after the Bulls finished 62-20 last season and won a couple of playoff series. But during Friday's media session, he was all smiles and shared a few laughs.
Watch the Bulls head coach in a way you don't normally see him by clicking on the video above.