It was reported by numerous outlets that current Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau has accepted a three-year deal with the Chicago Bulls to be their head coach. Sam Smith of Bulls.com also reported that current Thunder assistants Ron Adams and Mo Cheeks could be joining Thibodeau’s staff.
There have been other reports of a three-year deal similar to the contract Del Negro worked under and that former Chicago prep star and 76ers All-Star Mo Cheeks and former Bulls assistant Ron Adams, both now on the staff of the Oklahoma City Thunder, could work with Thibodeau.
Obviously this is nothing more than a rumor. It’s possible someone just speculated that Adams and Cheeks might make good fits with Thibodeau and then things start getting tossed out as a “report”. Heck, I’m doing it now. Someone will link this saying, “Cheeks and Adams rumored to be headed to Chicago.” It’s how it works. But the fact is, the Thunder assistants have been brought up and it could happen I suppose.
And color me sad if it does. I think both Adams and Cheeks have been extremely valuable to Scott Brooks’ staff. Adams is a defensive whiz and Cheeks has worked really well with Russell Westbrook. I don’t like reporting wild rumors, but coming from Smith, a well-informed Bulls insider, I felt it was pertinant enough to pass along.