The SixFouls crew talks about the mistake Chicago made firing Tom Thidodeau, what the hiring of Scott Skiles means for Orlando’s playoff chances next season and the best fit on the New Orleans Pelicans bench.
There may not be a next year for Tom Thibodeau in Chicago.
The Orlando Magic have a lot of nice young talent in their starting lineup and in mid-April the Orlando Sentinel reported that team officials are interested in bringing in someone with extensive NBA head coaching experience.
A win over the defending champion San Antonio Spurs the last day of the regular season to cap off an eight-and-three stretch over the team’s final eleven games and a 45-win season was a pleasant surprise for this young New Orleans Pelicans team.
They reached the playoffs for the first time since the 2010-11 season when Chris Paul and David West were leading the way. The second appearance for head coach Monty Williams in his fifth season as the organization’s head coach. A first-round series loss to the Golden State Warriors was a surprise to no one.
But the true question is, with a young ascending superstar in Anthony Davis, where does the team go from here in order to continue the rise?
Jimmy Butler was mic’d up during Chicago’s Game two win over Milwaukee Monday night. The end of the video shows Butler walking over to coach Tom Thibodeau saying “They can’t guard me.”
And after two games in this series, it’s quite clear that they can’t.