Despite the numerous reports of an apparent rift between Bulls’ front office executives – more notably general manager Gar Forman – and head coach Tom Thibodeau, the same predictable answer surfaced when Forman was questioned about the buzz of Thibodeau potentially taking a new coaching job. Rumors have been circulating that the coach may be entertaining his chances with the New York Knicks next season.
“No I don’t pay attention anymore,” Forman said on the Kap and Haugh show. “I think Tom said it well and we feel the same way. We like where we are at. We like the direction that we are headed. And I think the future is bright. I don’t know where all of the rumors come from, unnamed sources. I really don’t pay a whole lot of attention to them.”
Thibodeau also downplayed the idea of him leaving saying, “I don’t pay any attention to any of that stuff. To me, the only thing I have to do is concentrate on our team, our next opponent, our improvement and never get away from that,” he continued. “There’s a lot of stuff that gets thrown out there that’s just B.S., so if you pay any attention, it does no good. It takes you away from what’s important, and what’s important right now is our improvement and getting ready for the next game.”
The coach has been quoted numerous times saying “I have a great job. I love my team.”
So, at this point in time, both Forman and Thibodeau seem to be on the same page.