WBEZ | Tom Thibodeau http://www.wbez.org/tags/tom-thibodeau Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Afternoon Shift Book Club: ‘All Our Names’ http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2015-05-28/afternoon-shift-book-club-%E2%80%98all-our-names%E2%80%99-112106 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/All%20Our%20Names%20cover.jpg" style="height: 956px; width: 620px;" title="" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207718101&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Afternoon Shift Book Club: &#39;All Our Names&#39;</span><br /><span id="docs-internal-guid-cd218569-9cb3-f7cd-143a-ba491206ee2f">Love, war and loneliness are three of the threads that run throughout our Afternoon Shift Book Club selection for May. We always pick books that involve Chicago or are by Chicagoans. Our May selection, &ldquo;All Our Names,&rdquo; &nbsp;is really more of a story about the Midwest. &nbsp;The book centers around two young men in Kampala and the story of how one of them, Isaac, emigrates to the Midwest in the 1970s. Isaac&rsquo;s past of violence and looming civil war in Uganda are interspersed with his present relationship with his social worker, Helen, in the small town he has been relocated to. It&rsquo;s the third novel by Ethiopian born, Peoria-raised author Dinaw Mengestu who joins us from New York. </span><br /><br /><strong>Guest:</strong> <em><a href="https://twitter.com/dinawmengestu">Dinaw Mengestu</a> is a writer, novelist and author of &lsquo;All Our Names.&rsquo;</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207718106&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><br /><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 24px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">How books become musicals</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;" /><span id="docs-internal-guid-cd218569-9cb5-1f65-1cba-1621fb9015b1"><em>Phantom of the Opera</em>, <em>Les Mis</em>, <em>Wicked</em>, even <em>Cats</em>! What do of all these well-known musicals have in common? They&#39;re all based on books. We all know what it&#39;s like when one of our favorite books is turned into a movie but translating the page into a musical presents a special set of challenges. WBEZ&rsquo;s </span>General Admission co-hosts Tyler Greene and Don Hall join us along with Doug Peck, Music Director of the <em>Secret Garden</em> which runs at the Court Theatre through June 21.<br /><br /><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul dir="ltr"><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-cd218569-9cb5-1f65-1cba-1621fb9015b1"><a href="https://twitter.com/storyproducer?lang=en">Tyler Greene</a></span> is a co-host of WBEZ&rsquo;s General Admissions.</em></li><li><em><a href="https://twitter.com/dray4255?lang=en">Don hall</a> is a co-host of WBEZ&rsquo;s General Admissions.</em></li><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-cd218569-9cb5-1f65-1cba-1621fb9015b1"><a href="https://twitter.com/douglaspeck?lang=en">Doug Peck</a></span> is Musical Director of the Secret Garden.</em></li></ul><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207719603&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><br /><span style="font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 24px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Stalled CTA development impacts property owners in Lakeview</span><br /><span id="docs-internal-guid-cd218569-9cb7-6c90-5e17-7e756d6e2875">The Chicago Transit Authority has been kicking around development plans for a new Brown line flyover north of the Belmont stop in Lakeview for nearly a year. CTA says the new track would speed up travel times for Red and Purple line commuters and reduce overcrowding on trains. Property owners in the area say the longer the city continues to stall, the more the uncertainty of the situation is costing them. </span>Crain&rsquo;s Chicago Business reporter Dennis Rodkin has been following the story and joins us with details.</p><p><strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-cd218569-9cb7-6c90-5e17-7e756d6e2875">Guest: </span></strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/Dennis_Rodkin">Dennis Rodkin</a> is a Crain&rsquo;s Chicago Business reporter.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207719798&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><br /><span style="font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 24px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Chicago youth organize rally for climate change</span><br />Chicago Public School students from all over the city organized Thursday at the Thompson Center to send a message to Illinois lawmakers about climate change. But before the rally kicked off, we spoke to two youth activists: Eve Robinson is a student at Whitney Young, and Maria Sanchez is from Northside College Prep.&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul dir="ltr"><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-cd218569-9cb8-89ba-2109-7049f93e7491"><a href="https://twitter.com/newyears__eve">Eve Robinson</a></span> is a Whitney Young student.</em></li><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-cd218569-9cb8-89ba-2109-7049f93e7491"><a href="https://twitter.com/maria_esan98">Maria Sanchez</a></span> is a Northside College Prep student.</em></li></ul><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207719932&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><br /><span style="font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 24px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Bulls fire coach Thibs, Blackhawks stay alive</span><br />The drama is over for now former-Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. The Bulls announced the firing of Coach Thibs on Thursday. The Blackhawks won big Wednesday night forcing the Western Conference championship series to a game 7 on Saturday in Anaheim. WBEZ sports contributor Cheryl Raye-Stout joins us with the latest.</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Guest:</strong> <em><a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout">Cheryl Raye-Stout</a> is WBEZ&rsquo;s sports contributor.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207720386&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><br /><span style="font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 24px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Tech Shift: Summer STEM resources for Chicago&#39;s kids</span><br /><span id="docs-internal-guid-cd218569-9cbb-6f51-db79-a71971df1fcd">All week on Tech Shift we&rsquo;re talking about opportunities for kids to boost their &nbsp;STEM skills over the summer. WBEZ digital producer and co-host of the </span>Nerdette podcast, Tricia Bobeda, joins us in studio with some science, engineering, technology and math resources Chicago once school lets out.&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr"><br /><strong>Guest:</strong> <em><a href="https://twitter.com/triciabobeda?lang=en">Tricia Bobeda</a> is a WBEZ digital producer and co-host of the Nerdette podcast.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207720043&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><br /><span style="font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 24px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Proposal to help curb heroin overdoses moves to Illinois Senate</span><br />On May 27, the House took a break from budget negotiations for a few minutes to unanimously approve a proposal to help heroin addicts. The proposal is modeled from a &nbsp;program in DuPage County that requires police officers to carry a drug called Narcan. That drug helps save the lives of heroin addicts who have overdosed. DuPage County Coroner Rich Jorgensen explains.</p><p dir="ltr"><br /><strong>Guest:</strong><em><a href="https://www.dupageco.org/coroner/"> Rich Jorgensen</a> is the DuPage County Coroner.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207720139&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><br /><span style="font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 24px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Chicago starts to feel the effects of its &quot;junk status&quot; ranking</span><br /><span id="docs-internal-guid-cd218569-9cbe-e9cd-fa76-0e7d81ac9e8a">First, there was Illinois&rsquo; pension ruling. Then, the downgrade of Chicago&rsquo;s debt by Moody&rsquo;s Investors Service. Two weeks later, the city starts to feel the effects of that downgrade to junk status. A </span>Chicago Tribune analysis shows that the City of Chicago will pay at least $70 million more on a bond deal now that Moody&rsquo;s has put the city at &ldquo;junk status,&rdquo; the lowest tier for credit ratings. That means Chicago will have to pay a lot more money to borrow money, something that&rsquo;s crucial to operating a municipal government. Joining us with more analysis is Brian Battle, Director at Performance Trust, an investment advisory firm in Chicago.&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr"><br /><strong>Guest:</strong><em> Brian Battle is director at <a href="http://www.performancetrust.com/">Performance Trust</a>.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207720226&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><br /><span style="font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 24px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">FCC considers plan to bridge the broadband divide</span><br /><span id="docs-internal-guid-cd218569-9cc0-281c-780d-e08890cb764a">Subsidized broadband access may soon become available to the poor. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler shared a plan today with fellow FCC commissioners that would ensure more Americans have fast internet connections. Karen Mossberger is professor and director of the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University.</span> The former UIC professor is still researching digital inequalities in Chicago and she joins us with more on the FCC&rsquo;s plan.</p><p dir="ltr"><br /><strong>Guest:</strong> <em><a href="https://spa.asu.edu/about_us/directory/faculty-profiles/karen-mossberger">Karen Mossberger</a> is professor and director of the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University.</em></p></p> Thu, 28 May 2015 17:37:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/afternoon-shift/2015-05-28/afternoon-shift-book-club-%E2%80%98all-our-names%E2%80%99-112106 Bulls' coach Tom Thibodeau has the toughest job in Chicago sports http://www.wbez.org/blogs/cheryl-raye-stout/2013-04/bulls-coach-tom-thibodeau-has-toughest-job-chicago-sports-106577 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/rsz_thibodeau_rich_pedroncelli.jpg" style="float: right; height: 393px; width: 300px;" title="Life has not been easy for Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. (AP/File)" />Right now, the toughest job in Chicago sports belongs to Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. Last night the Bulls lost another close one: 101-98 to Toronto at the United Center. Thibodeau admitted after the game that they are struggling.</p><p>You may argue that Cubs manager Dale Sveum has a more difficult gig. But he knew what the circumstances were from the moment he took the job.</p><p>Thibodeau knew a season without Derrick Rose would not be easy, yet he never made excuses. A season with several other starters on the bench may have been insurmountable for other head coaches.</p><p>The first two years at the helm of the Bulls, Thibodeau guided his team to the best record in the NBA. In 2011, the club had an exciting playoff run, including the Eastern Conference Finals. Last year the Bulls looked poised for a long run, but the horrible ACL tear to Rose&rsquo;s knee and Joakim Noah&rsquo;s badly sprained ankle ended all hopes. Most NBA predictors ahead of this regular season figured the Bulls would be lucky to be a .500 team or even make the playoffs. They will participate in the post-season, but are undermanned.</p><p>Imagine a coach looking at the bench and seeing starters Rose, Noah, Luol&nbsp;Deng and Richard Hamilton and top sixth man Taj Gibson wearing street clothes instead of Bulls jerseys.</p><p>Yesterday Hamilton made his first appearance since late February. Marco Belinelli is slowly making his way on the court. Noah has had a set back with his foot injury since playing Sunday in Detroit. There is no known return date for the Bulls All-Star center.</p><p>This depleted M*A*S*H unit have beaten some good teams and won games no one figured they could at this point. But they have suffered some dreadful losses, including the last two games.</p><p>The only constant this season had been the Bulls head coach. People not familiar with the day-to-day routine have criticized Thibodeau. These critics think he is too tough on the team. But he has been careful about scheduling practices, especially after a road game. Thibodeau has given his players the day completely off several times, or scheduled film sessions with light work-outs. It has to be a difficult decision considering this coach loves to teach and practices are where that work is done.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Another thankless aspect of Thibodeau&rsquo;s job has been answering every question concerning Rose&#39;s return. He is asked after every practice, before and after games. With only five games left, the odds of the former MVP coming back are slim. At this point is makes little sense.</p><p>The team&rsquo;s front office made several impactful choices this season due to Rose&rsquo;s status, particularly with the bench. How nice it would have been to have Omer Asik, Ronnie Brewer, C.J. Watson or Kyle Korver to be part of this team. Several players on this year&rsquo;s roster, like Jimmy Butler and Nate Robinson, have been helpful putting the Bulls in the position they are right now. However, this team seems to be running out of steam.</p><p><em>Follow Cheryl on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout" target="_blank">@CRayeStout</a>&nbsp;and Facebook <a href="http://www.facebook.com/CherylAtTheGame" target="_blank">Cheryl Raye Stout #AtTheGame</a>&nbsp;</em></p></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/cheryl-raye-stout/2013-04/bulls-coach-tom-thibodeau-has-toughest-job-chicago-sports-106577 Should the battered Chicago Bulls pull the plug on Derrick Rose? http://www.wbez.org/blogs/cheryl-raye-stout/2013-03/should-battered-chicago-bulls-pull-plug-derrick-rose-106106 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/rsz_1rose_charles_rex_arbogast.jpg" style="width: 300px; float: right; height: 437px" title="As Bulls struggle, should Derrick Rose be shut down? (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)" />The Bulls season is like watching the Titanic sink at this point. What a nightmare for the Bulls going on this West coast trip. Losing to the Lakers is one thing. Getting drubbed by the Kings in Sacramento was downright bad.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">No, bad isn&#39;t good enough. They were horrible. This Bulls team is spent. They look just lethargic and totally undermanned no matter who they play against.</div><p>After the 42 point loss to the Kings, Coach Tom Thibodeau said he didn&rsquo;t do his job and he had to have them &ldquo;play harder.&rdquo; There is no way you can say this team has quit on Thibodeau. It appears they just haven&rsquo;t the capability to sustain energy right now.</p><p>All the minutes that have piled up for Luol Deng (avg. 39) and Joakim Noah (avg. 38) has taken a toll on the two All-Stars. As the days go by and the calendar shows only 18 games remaining, it just feels like they have hit the wall.</p><p>On this road trip, Derrick Rose told the media he still does not feel good enough to play in games. What may make sense at this point is to keep him off the court until next season. His mental hurdle seems the most challenging for him at this juncture.</p><p>All the sports talkers and fans insist Derrick should play to complete his rehab. While that will be beneficial to his final stages, unless he is mentally there it will not matter. Players at his elite status seem to have a very difficult time after their first major injury. Some people want to question his toughness. This is one of the aspects about Derrick Rose that should never be brought up. Rose wants to play at the highest level he can. That seems to be more the obstacle. He has a will to be the best and the Bulls guard right now doesn&rsquo;t think he is.</p><p>Maybe if the team took the stand to shut him down, it would help Rose. There is not much time left to the regular season and it doesn&rsquo;t feel like the Bulls will be any threat in the playoffs as they keep tumbling down the Eastern Conference standings.</p><p>It would be a crushing decision for Thibodeau and the team. This uncertainty has reached a point where so many people have been affected and a resolution would help. There isn&rsquo;t a press session before a game, after a game or after a practice that the Bulls coach isn&#39;t asked about Rose. There is nothing he can say or do, it is not Thibodeau&rsquo;s decision. He has to put a team on the court that is missing two starting point guards (Rose and Hindrich), his starting shooting guard (Hamilton) and his best bench player (Gibson).</p><p>Shutting Rose down would be tough on the rest of the team, but they are huge supporters on him. There is not one player that doesn&rsquo;t believe in Derrick.&nbsp;He is the reason they have been&nbsp;as competitive as a team since he put on the Bulls jersey.</p><p><em>Follow Cheryl on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout">@CRayeStout</a>&nbsp;and Facebook <a href="http://www.facebook.com/CherylAtTheGame">Cheryl Raye Stout #AtTheGame</a></em></p></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/cheryl-raye-stout/2013-03/should-battered-chicago-bulls-pull-plug-derrick-rose-106106 Is the Bulls recent slump mental or physical? http://www.wbez.org/blogs/cheryl-raye-stout/2013-02/bulls-recent-slump-mental-or-physical-105798 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/rsz_1derrick_rose_rick_bowman_0.jpg" style="float: right; height: 427px; width: 300px;" title="Derrick Rose continues to rehab and shoots before games. (AP Photo/Rick Bowman)" />Are the Bulls troubles on and off the court wearing them down? Yesterday&#39;s win&nbsp; 93-82 over Philadelphia quiets those thoughts for a day. But the strife still seems to be there.</div><p>The team denies that the swirling talk about Derrick Rose is not a factor. Is he coming back? Is he sitting out the season? Reading comments by Derrick&rsquo;s brother opened a big can of worms.</p><p>While Rose continues to be silent, what the media gets to see and hear is limited. At practice we watch him shoot, just like he does before games. Coach Tom Thibodeau is repeatedly asked about the former NBA MVP&#39;s progress.&nbsp;</p><p>No one knows, except Rose and Bulls management, when or if he will be announced in the starting line-up of a game. Reporters are getting tired of asking about it. However, they get orders from their editors to stay on top of the story.&nbsp;</p><p>So when ESPN.com gets quotes from Derrick&#39;s brother Reggie, it set off a firestorm. Reggie expressed that the team needed to get better players at the trade deadline to surround&nbsp;Derrick and added it may impact&nbsp;his brother&#39;s return the Bulls. Players may feel a bit deflated hearing those comments.</p><p>Derrick released a very short, supportive press release about the Bulls organization. But the players have to be wondering if there are any smoldering negative feelings being directed to them by the older brother&#39;s words.</p><p>Since the stinging remarks, this Bulls team has struggled and at times they look lethargic. It was great to see Joakim Noah produce big numbers against the 76ers (23 points, 21 rebounds, 11 blocked shots) last night, but&nbsp;they were a Sixer team that has been very disappointing this year.&nbsp;&nbsp;Some of the Bulls troubles can be attributed to the injuries and the lack of bench depth, but still when you see a loss of energy, it&nbsp;makes you wonder about the mental fatigue that seems to be setting in with eight weeks left to the season.</p><p>Now is a big test to see if head coach Tom Thibodeau can cajole and inspire to keep the team on track. The past two years, he had the Bulls steamrolling to the season&rsquo;s finish line. One of the most obvious reasons was Derrick Rose, but last year Rose was in and out of the line-up due to various ailments. The bench was more galvanized and was stronger in their roles than the present one. Every player on the bench followed their assignments for their designated roles and this year it worked for a while, but some factors are making this a huge challenge.</p><p>The lack of depth with big men is starting to hurt the Bulls, now that Taj Gibson is out with a sprained knee. The Bulls forward will be lost for at least a few weeks, unless there are more issues with his injury. With Gibson out, a problem has developed in the rotation of the team&#39;s big men. When Thibodeau looks down and sees he has Nazr Mohammed and Vladimir Radmanovic to spell Joakim Noah&nbsp;and Carlos Boozer, he knows this team has a problem. Mohammed is at the end of his career and has not been much help and Radmanovic has only been used in &ldquo;mop-up&rdquo; situations. With Richard Hamilton getting sidelined with back spasms last night, seldom-used Daequan&nbsp;Cook made an appearance.&nbsp;The other big issue has been Kirk Hindrich, when he starts there seems to be calmness and a sense of direction with his job at point guard. He has missed so many games and his recent elbow trouble has impacted the cohesiveness of the starting unit. Both Nate Robinson and rookie Marquis Teague deficiencies are exposed when they play accumulative minutes. &nbsp;Hindrich was signed to keep the team going until Derrick Rose comes back and then he will lead the bench or play some two-guard with Rose.</p><p>This has to be a learning experience for Thibodeau. How much should he push? How demanding should he be at this point?&nbsp; He was able to get the most out of the team yesterday with four starters scoring in double digits (basically using just seven players).&nbsp;The Bulls need to figure out if they have enough to hang in there or will stagger down the stretch. If it is mental or physical, whatever may impede them from succeeding, the Bulls must figure it out with or without Derrick Rose</p><p>Follow Cheryl on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/Crayestout">@CRayeStout</a> and Facebook <a href="http://www.facebook.com/CherylAtTheGame">Cheryl Raye Stout #AtTheGame</a></p></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 06:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/cheryl-raye-stout/2013-02/bulls-recent-slump-mental-or-physical-105798 How coaching styles change the game in the NBA http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-12/how-coaching-styles-change-game-nba-86382 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-11/Jackson Getty Ronald Martinez.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Former Bulls coach Phil Jackson is far from bankrupt. But some think he did get robbed of one final championship season. Getting swept by the Dallas Mavericks is probably not the way Jackson wanted to go out.<br> <br> <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> decided to take a page from Phil and get zen – by reflecting on the different styles of coaching in Chicago and around the NBA. After all, it is thanks to Coach Tom Thibodeau that the Bulls are going strong.<br> <br> <a href="http://lakernoise.com/" target="_blank">Roland Lazenby</a> knows all about coaching, zen style or otherwise. He profiled Jackson in his book <em>Mindgames: Phil Jackson’s Long Strange Journey</em>. His most recent book is <em>Jerry West: The Life and Legend of a Basketball Icon.</em> He spoke to Alison Cuddy about the effect of coaching styles.</p><p><em>Music Button: Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra, "Flight of the Bumblebee", from the CD Hooked Up Classics, (Ubiquity)</em></p></p> Thu, 12 May 2011 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-12/how-coaching-styles-change-game-nba-86382