Thibodeau on Bulls’ Trust Issues: ‘That’s Garbage’

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After the morning shootaround, it was Taj Gibson explaining the defensive lapses as, “Just the effort and having trust in one another.’’

It wasn’t the first time “trusting each other’’ was used as an explanation for the defensive problems, with Joakim Noah also insisting that was an issue over the weekend.

Coach Tom Thibodeau, however, had a very different explanation, and one that didn’t seem to sit too well with his players.

“That’s garbage,’’ Thibodeau said of trust issues. “That’s garbage. Trust is work. That’s how you build trust. You gotta know what you’re doing. You have to be tied together. You have to work at it. It’s a cop-out.”

“That’s [Thibodeau’s] opinion,’’ Gibson said. “That was just me and Jo’s opinion. We’re on the court.”

via Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times