February 9, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau watches game action against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Would The Bulls Trade Tom Thibodeau To The Lakers?

Apr 27, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau (R) argues a call with referee Rodney Mott (71) against the Washington Wizards in the third quarter in game four of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 98-89. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

I mean, we’ve seen stranger things.

This probably has no real chance of happening; OK maybe a small one.

But it’s worth thinking about, or potentially drawing up a blueprint on how it’d hypothetically happen. I guess.

So, it all started when the Los Angeles Lakers played a little-too hard ball with Mike D’Antoni. He didn’t wanna bat, so he resigned.

Then followed the immense fairytale-like coaching candidates that the Lakers are “expected” to be interested in. Then surfaced the coaches that the Lakers would like to steal away from other teams (I’m not kidding). In that category, the most interesting hypothetical was Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau.

Though, in order for the Lakers to snag Thibodeau away from Chicago, they would need permission to actually, you know, talk to him. Something that the Bulls will have no interest in surrendering.

Then came a Bill Simmons prediction. On Twitter.

Wait, what???

Could it happen? Probably. I mean, if the Celtics traded Doc to LA, why can’t the Bulls trade Thibs to LA?

Because Lakers, right?

However, “will it happen” is an entirely different thing. Doc practically forced the Celtics to trade him to the Clippers. I don’t see any way in which Thibs will do that to Chicago. Plus, I just can’t see him leaving Derrick Rose, especially after all he’s been through during the past couple of seasons.

Not like this.

Nevertheless, Simmons’ prediction is no question great to talk about, but there’s no real substance to this hypothetical. The only fact that it’s based on is the whole basis that the Lakers always (ALWAYS) want to steal off other people’s plates.

If nothing else, it’s an idea. I guess.

PARTING SHOT: Imagine what a Thibodeau + Kobe practice would look like? Yikes.



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