Chicago Bulls GM Gar Forman not happy with Boozer’s comments about fourth quarter benching
Naturally talking ill of one’s own coaches decisions tends to get some negative remarks and when Bulls general manager Gar Forman was asked to lend his opinion, he said that Boozer should not have aired his dirty laundry in public and should have discussed it with the team first.
When the games get close, Thibodeau always chooses to make a stronger offense than defense and to do that he often benches Boozer and had Taj Gibson to do the job for him.
Boozer could not take the matter quietly anymore and on Monday after they had done some shootaround he openly expresses his opinion to the public and reporters that he thought he could do better on the court and instead of being benched should be given a chance to play the fourth quarter.
"I think I should be out there."
Boozer also said that he had talked with Thibodeau on the issue and was not backbiting him. He said that he was aware of the situation that he wanted a shot at the fourth quarter to prove he could handle that stress.
He also said that Thibs is aware of his issue, adding, "He knows that. He's aware of that … I do want to be out there in the fourth quarter. Let's make that clear."
When Forman was asked what he thought about the fourth quarter comments he said that Carols should have kept the matter closed and discussed it with the team, who would have made him understand.
"I'm disappointed that Carlos didn't keep that in-house," Forman said. "I think we've seen Tom does a terrific job managing guys' roles, managing their minutes. In that situation, Taj has played very, very well."