Coach Scalabrine? It could happen

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Coach Scalabrine? It could happen

Bulls' "Bench Mob" member and fan favorite Brian Scalabrine has had some free time since the Bulls were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Sixers. The 34-year-old NBA veteran landed a gig as a studio analyst with CSN New England throughout their coverage of the Celtics playoff series with Philadelphia.

Technically, Scalabrine is still a member of the Bulls until his contract expires at the end of June. The front office could still bring him back for another season. Although Scalabrine is hoping to continue his NBA career, he hasn't ruled out the possibility of coaching down the road.

In an interview with the Boston Herald, Scalabrine shared his thoughts on coaching once his playing career comes to an end.

That didnt seem like a life that I wanted to live or a road that I wanted to go down. But with talking to our coaches and even with Doc, its more about the relationships you build. Docs relationship with Kevin and Rondo and even me, who never really played much," Scalabrine said. "Those are bonds. I still have a bond with Doc. I think thats the thing thats kind of pulling me back toward coaching. Its that camaraderie that you get with a team in basketball.

If coaching doesn't work out for Scalabrine, he could give broadcasting a shot.

Whatever happens, I dont think Ill leave basketball, even if I just do color commentary on games. I dont really think Id be a very good studio guy, but I think I could do a really good job with color commentary.
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Could Derrick Rose reunite with Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota?

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Tom Thibodeau was without Derrick Rose for the first time in his head-coaching career last season, coaching the Timberwolves while Rose suited up for the New York Knicks.

But a reunion may be on the horizon. Rose is an unrestricted free agent and the Timberwolves, though they don't have a real need at point guard, are showing interest in the Chicago native. We'll have to wait until July 1, when free agency begins, to see what happens.

See what special guest Nick Friedell, Bulls beat reporter for ESPN, had to say about the topic on SportsTalk Live in the video above.