Bulls' woes on defense the real surprise

April, 23, 2014
Apr 23
Greenberg By Jon Greenberg
CHICAGO -- Not exactly jolly on his best days, you won't be surprised to learn Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau isn't one for being second-guessed after a soul-sucking playoff loss.

Preseason or postseason, his decisions might as well be carved in stone tablets, carried down from his Berto Center office for future generations to behold.

"Thou shalt not speaketh ill of my rotations. More than enough to win with-eth."

So, after a 101-99 loss to Washington that put the Bulls in a 2-0 playoff series deficit, a reporter asked him a perfectly logical question about fiddling with his rock-solid rotations after two woeful ends to two miserable losses. Thibodeau responded icily, "We look at everything."

Seconds of silence followed before he muttered, quite loudly, "Unreal."

Unreal is the wrong word. What looked like an unreal season could be coming to a very real end.

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Jon Greenberg

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Jon Greenberg is a columnist for ESPNChicago.com. He has lived and worked in Chicago since 2003, and is a graduate of Ohio University and the University of Chicago.



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