From the moment he landed in Chicago, Tom Thibodeau has instantly turned this team into a contender. He may win two consecutive coach of the year awards and a contract extension is in order. But not right away, though…
“To us it’s a non-issue,” Forman said on “The Carmen, Jurko & Harry Show” on ESPN 1000. “Obviously we think very, very highly of Tom and his staff. Jerry (Reinsdorf) even come out and said it, we’re hopeful Tom will be our coach here for a long, long time.
“We actually this fall initiated extension talks with Tom, and they were very productive. And then the season started and as you guys know the season has been extremely hectic … I know Tom and his staff and our staff we all wanted to concentrate on the season, so we decided at that time to table it, but they had been very productive up to that point. And we’ll get back to talking about an extension when the season is over.”