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Thibodeau's ways could be put to the test

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Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau directs his team during the second half the season opener Wednesday night at the United Center.

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An intriguing question as the Bulls' season begins is what would the players' relationship with Tom Thibodeau become if they struggled without Derrick Rose. This is the head coach's third season here and not much has gone wrong until the playoffs. Thibodeau is so good but so dictatorial and so successful but so demanding. This style of coaching can wear on players but is tolerable in good times. Bad times not so much, as players who play for Scott Skiles and Doug Collins can tell you.
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