Tom Thibodeau given 4-year extension by Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau yells to his

Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau yells to his team during the first quarter of Game 2 of the first round of the NBA playoffs. (May 1, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls have given coach Tom Thibodeau a four-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season.

General manager Gar Forman announced the move Monday. The Bulls had exercised the team's option for next season this past spring. The new deal takes effect after this season.

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Thibodeau was the NBA's Coach of the Year for the 2010-11 season and the runner-up last season.

The Bulls headed into the season with star point guard Derrick Rose out until at least January as he recovers from left knee surgery.

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