Boston assistant Tom Thibodeau, reportedly one of the two prime candidates for the Nets head coaching position, may be headed to the Chicago Bulls, according to Sam Smith at Bulls.com.
Although the Bulls privately are saying there is no agreement and they are only talking seriously with Thibodeau, at least one Boston newspaper is reporting Thibodeau will be the Bulls next coach.
Meanwhile, Portland assistant Monty Williams has reportedly agreed to coach the New Orleans Hornets.
These are two very viable coaching options that are now off the table for the Nets. Rod Thorn seems to be taking his time with this search, which is understandable, but unless he’s waiting for that “big surprise” to finish coaching the Lakers in the NBA Finals, Thorn is not leaving himself many interesting options besides Avery Johnson.