Since June of 2010, Tom Thibodeau has been the head coach of the Chicago Bulls. Throughout his career in Chicago, he has made some outstanding accomplishments. In 2011, he tied for the most wins by a rookie head coach with 62 wins. Every year since his hiring, the Bulls have made it to the playoffs despite the injuries that Derrick Rose has suffered which has put them out of championship contention. Most will argue that Thibodeau is one of the top coaches in the league and has had trouble with players being out due to injury, but the results have shown that the saying "Defense wins championships," is not 100% true. I see Tom as the exact opposite of Mike D'antoni. Like Mike, Tom is more of a one sided coach, except instead of being biased towards offense, his coaching style revolves around defense. His resume says it all. In his past coaching jobs, he has been hired to be an assistant coach to boost the team's defense. He made improvements to the Knicks defense under Jeff Van Gundy in the 1990's, and years later hired by the Celtics to help them on the defensive end resulting in a 2008 championship.
That being said, I'd say that the Bulls made a good coaching choice at the time. Tom made there team relevant again and put them back in the playoffs. They have made some awesome off season free agent pickups that can put them into the championship. With Tom Thibodeau sitting in the head coach's seat, I don't see the Bulls getting to a championship with the Cavaliers in the way. Their roster has the players they need, but their offense isn't producing the way it's supposed to. They are one good coach away from getting the ring. I see the Bulls front office firing Tom here after the finals and hopefully hiring Mark Jackson.