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Thibodeau Accepts Bulls Offer

Various sources report that Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau has formally accepted an offer to become the Bulls' head coach.  The announcement will not be made until after the Finals are over.  It increasingly appears that Avery Johnson is now the front-runner for the Nets' job although Rod Thorn has not completed his interview process and has not identified his possible "surprise" candidate. 

According to ESPN's Ric Bucher, the three year deal (two guaranteed) is worth $6.5 million, at the low end of NBA coaches, and the Bulls made it take-or-leave-it.  It's not been reported whether the Nets offered Thibodeau a financial package.

Earlier Satuday, Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Stein reported that Thibodeau had declined the Hornets offer and New Orleans decided to hire Blazer assistant Monty Williams, who was also believed to be on Thorn's short list.