“I’ve talked to Tom about Melo, his name has come up. I think Tom is very excited about the possibility of getting Carmelo. He likes him. He likes how he plays. He feels he’s coachable. I think Tom Thibodeau is one of the better coaches in the NBA. Carmelo would be happy playing for him. It would be a good fit — the coach-player relationship.”
Carmelo Anthony opted out of his contract with the Knicks to become a free agent this summer. It is believed the Bulls will go hard after the NBA second-best scorer this past season. And there is reason to think he is leaving New York after the team missed the Playoffs last year — Anthony’s first season outside the postseason.
The fact Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has reached out to Anthony’s college and Olympic coach to talk about coaching him should show the Bulls are serious about going after the superstar forward.