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The NBA's "Shoulda-Been" awards

Why not wait until all the information is available before handing out those trophies?

Originally Published: May 5, 2011
By Roy S. Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

After Game 1 of the Bulls-Hawks series this week, Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau might not have been feeling very Coach-of-the-Year-ish. Nor should he.

His team was the dynamic, pleasant surprise of the 2010-11 regular season, surging to the best record in the league. But the young Bulls haven't been quite as inspiring in the playoffs. They got by the stubborn Indiana Pacers in five games in the opening round, but not without some tense moments. And they came out flat, seemingly disinterested ...

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