Reports: Pelicans Interested In Coach Tom Thibodeau
According to several reports, the New Orleans Pelicans have interest in Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau.
Ken Berger of CBS Sports documented Thibodeau’s current situation with Chicago, why he will likely be gone when their season ends, and how the Pelicans will keep a close eye on Thibodeau, citing league sources.
John Reid of The Times Picayune cited league sources as well, stating that New Orleans is waiting to see if Thibodeau and the Bulls part ways after their postseason run ends, and may “possibly emerge as a candidate for the Pelicans’ job”.
It’s worth noting that neither is quoting a team source, and stating that someone could “possibly emerge as a candidate” isn’t a rock solid sentiment when it comes to how interested the Pelicans might be.
One thing the Pelicans proved with the firing of Monty Williams is how leak free they can be in house. Word did not spread about Williams’ firing from any reporters. The public didn’t learn of the decision until the team sent out an e-mail about the decision, caked with appreciative goodbye quotes from general manager Dell Demps, team executive Mickey Loomis and owner Tom Benson.
Thibodeau could “possibly emerge” as a name on a list of potential Pelicans candidates, but Berger and Reid’s reports don’t claim to make him a front runner for the job.