Report: Bulls Tried To Lure Kurt Thomas Out Of Retirement
The Chicago Bulls were looking for some veteran help down low and reportedly attempted to sign Kurt Thomas earlier this month before signing Lou Amundson and Greg Smith according to Marc Stein of ESPN.
sources told ESPN.com that the Bulls have been trying to convince Thomas, who’s now 41 and ranked as the NBA’s oldest player last season with the Knicks, to join them for the playoffs to lend some added know-how and toughness to their frontcourt rotation.
But Thomas has not played since last season and, according to sources, considers himself retired. The Dallas native and former TCU star was spotted last week at the American Airlines Center in his hometown to watch the Spurs and Mavs, two of his former teams, as a fan.
Thomas played for nine teams in his 18 seasons as a pro after leading the nation in scoring and rebounding at TCU in 1994-95.