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After more than two decades as an NBA assistant, Tom Thibodeau won Coach of the Year in his first season at the helm of the Bulls. It's an honor that should merit the trophy a special place in his home. Only Thibodeau isn't sure where the trophy is. "It got nicked up, and they sent it to be fixed," Thibodeau told me. "I think it's back, but I'm not sure where." Thibodeau didn't remember what happened but was content to blame Chicago's Joakim Noah, who seems like a good candidate to cause hardware-related mischief.
• Line of the week
Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi on the possibility that Dwight Howard will eventually leave the Magic:
"We are a one-horse sports town, and he is our Secretariat."
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1. Drew Brees on how he's keeping busy during the lockout.
2. Evan Longoria weighs in on the American League East race.
THE FINE PRINT: This year's French Open will be the first Grand Slam without a Williams sister since 2003. That means other players will have to step up and wear questionable outfits.