Chicago Bulls head coach, Tom Thibodeau gets his ninth technical foul of the season against the Detroit Pistons.
Tom Thibodeau received his ninth technical foul of the season tonight moving him into third place in the NBA for technical fouls.
The Bulls’ head coach isn’t really afraid to share his perspective with the referees on certain calls. I don’t think he ever is really meaning to disrespect them or do anything unsportsmanlike. Getting some many technicals is probably due in part to his loud demanding voice that sens the fear of God into anyone who is listening.
Thibs typically loses his voice after long road trips and especially invigorating games. The man feels the need to shout at his team and occasionally the refs. Should they really give him a technical for just doing his job? In tonight’s case, maybe not. But he also probably deserves a little more leeway than most coaches in the NBA.
Unfortunately, Coach Thibodeau can’t always keep his cool. One of his most popular blow ups game at the end of a game two years ago against the Denver Nuggets. After what appeared to be a Joakim Noah tip in that would have sealed the deal with just seconds remaining, the refs called goal tending sending the Bulls home with their tails between their legs. So Thibs erupted.
Like I said, he does deserve a little more leeway than other coaches because of his natural booming voice. But in the above situation, he probably deserved some punishment. I would have loved to hear what Thibs was saying if he was mic’d up. Although we probably would have gotten to hear primarily bleeps as what he was saying appeared to be very NSFW.
Keep fighting for those calls Thibs. You can’t win em all but your players appreciate your fire and enthusiasm.
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