Report: There is mutual interest between Pelicans and Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau _lowres

Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau encourages his players during the second half of Game 1 against the Cleveland Cavaliers in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, May 4, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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If the Chicago Bulls fire coach Tom Thibodeau as many expect in the upcoming days, ESPN reporter Marc Stein says Thibodeau may find a new team in New Orleans next season.

The Pelicans fired coach Monty Williams on Tuesday and have just started their coaching search.

Stein tweeted that the Pelicans and Thibodeau have "mutual interests."