Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category
Posted on Mar 3
We don’t expect Joakim Noah to say it like Derrick Rose did a few years back, though there was nothing wrong with that. But why can’t Joakim Noah be the NBA’s Most Valuable Player?
Which is what we all thought when Rose said so before the 2010-11 NBA season.
C’mon, are you serious?
But as the Bulls were preparing to …
Posted on Nov 4
The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored BullsTV with two Emmy awards at the 55th annual Chicago/Midwest Emmy ceremony held on Sunday night in the West Loop.
In the category of Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air, BullsTV’s “Carol of the Bulls” won for Technical Achievement and Photographer (non-news).
“Since we launched BullsTV in 2009, we …
Posted on Feb 10
Yes, making the All-Star team is good for Luol Deng and good for the Bulls organization.
“I’m really happy,” Deng was telling reporters in the locker room in Charlotte before Friday morning’s pregame shootaround practice. “It’s good to see. I don’t really have the words for it, except I’m really happy.”
But the addition of the Bulls’ eighth year veteran …
Posted on Feb 2
Derrick Rose was named to his third All-Star team Thursday and second as a starter for the Eastern Conference as one of the most popular players in the NBA.
Rose was the leader among East guard in votes and second on the East team in votes to Dwight Howard. LeBron James was third and Dwyane Wade fourth. Rose will start …
Posted on Jan 17
One of the fun stories of the NBA season could be a game show: Are you smarter than an NBA general manager?
Based on the results of the annual general manager’s survey released on NBA.com Tuesday, the answer may be yes.
These guys get these things wrong all the time, although one may argue that an opinion cannot be wrong, …
Posted on May 10
Bulls GM Gar Forman admits he didn’t expect to win NBA Executive of the Year, which the league announced Tuesday he will share with Miami Heat president Pat Riley.
“I was truly honored and unbelievably humbled when I found out I received this award,” said Forman prior to Game 5. “What’s meaningful to me about the award is that it’s …
Posted on May 10
The Bulls received the most votes for NBA Executive of the Year.
But they did not win.
Perhaps the NBA figured with the MVP and Coach of the Year that already was too much.
Actually, Bulls general manager Gar Forman and Miami’s Pat Riley Tuesday were named co-winners of the NBA’s Executive of the Year award.
But in a …
Posted on May 5
The Bulls played harder Wednesday in defeating the Atlanta Hawks 86-73 to even the Eastern Conference Semifinals at 1-1 with Game 3 in Atlanta Friday.
The Bulls didn’t necessarily play much better, their offense continuing to remain unimpressive and stalled. Derrick Rose, who received his MVP award from NBA commissioner David Stern before the game to raucous appreciation, led the …
Posted on May 3
It’s rare when you see Derrick Rose uncertain, hesitant, overwhelmed by the moment, when his cool, stoic exterior is rocked by emotion.
Not to say he doesn’t experience normal, human feelings. Though too often we view our sporting heroes, the Olympians of our society, through a prism of dispassionate cool and even tempered separation, that the Herculean sporting tasks they …
Posted on May 1
There always has been a Zen Master in the NBA. Red Auerbach was perhaps the first, which may be why he and Phil Jackson were so at odds, because they really were so alike.
Red was a teacher, as all the great coaches truly are, and one whose mantra of sacrifice and teamwork transcended the individual.
Phil Jackson most popularized …