Jan 2, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau during the 2nd half against the Boston Celtics at the United Center. The Bulls won 94-82. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Thibodeau confident Chicago Bulls ownership can build championship team

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The 2013-2014 season for the Chicago Bulls is not going according to the plan designed in the preseason with the meniscus injury that will keep Derrick Rose for the season after playing in only 10 games this year and the recent trade that shipped the franchise’s No. 4 all-time leading scorer, Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

However, Bulls head coach  Tom Thibodeau remains confident in the direction the club is headed.

“Look, Jerry’s owned the team a long time,” Thibodeau said. “Not many people own two major sports franchises. So I think he has a very good understanding of winning and losing and what goes into it. There’s a lot of tough decisions that have to be made. I don’t think he ever shies away from that. And he’s treated me great so that’s all I can go by.”

There have been rumblings that Thibodeau is upset with the trading away of one of his favorite players in Deng and he could leave for the head coaching job with the New York Knicks in the offseason if he is not content with the state of the franchise.

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