There’s a new coaching vacancy in the NBA and a former Calipari player is the team’s star player. Stop me if you’ve heard this one.
The Chicago Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau today, likely for not covering Derrick Rose in enough bubble wrap the past three seasons. Thibs had a .647 career win percentage in Chicago, the seventh highest in NBA history, and that’s still not good enough, apparently.
Thibodeau is an immediate candidate for the New Orleans Pelicans job, the one Calipari was rumored to have interest in earlier this month.
Now we can count on someone out there trying to get the rumor mill churning on Cal to Chicago to coach D-Rose.