This was a nice fan narrative last year, true, but I feel pretty confident in saying the front office did not say or even imply this message to its player. Either the tuning out Thibs part, nor the fact that a savior coach was on the way. Bulls message boards and fans said these things, sure, you're absolutely right. Fan narratives have a way of not matching reality unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately). This goes for alot of things BTW.The front office told this team last year to basically stop listening to Thibs because the savior Hoiberg is coming. And then once Hoiberg arrives you basically cut his coaching nuts off by empowering Jimmy to say and do whatever the hell he wants on and off the court.