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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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Feb 24

On Wednesday, Heat forward Juwan Howard made headlines when he tabbed Bulls guard Derrick Rose over his teammate, LeBron James, as his choice for NBA MVP.

Following the Heat’s shootaround at the United Center on Thursday, Howard didn’t back off that stance. But perhaps more surprisingly, Rose picked up additional support from another member of the Heat, this time from …

Feb 3

The coaches in the Eastern Conference pretty much decided Derrick Rose is carrying the Bulls and no member of the Boston Celtics deserves league MVP consideration.

At least that is one way to interpret the results for All-Star reserves announced Thursday with four Celtics being voted by the coaches to the All-Star team, while Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng were …

Jan 27

So now what about Booz?

Derrick Rose on Thursday became the 12th Bull and first since 1998 to be named a starter for the NBA All-Star team with the official announcement on the TNT pregame show.

Rose, an All-Star reserve last season, joins Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire and Dwight Howard as Eastern Conference starters. Boston’s Doc Rivers has …

Apr 5

Following the official announcement on Monday afternoon that Scottie Pippen will become a member of basketball’s Hall of Fame this fall, the Bulls legend will join more than 70,000 fans at Lucas Oil Stadium for the NCAA championship game as this year’s installment of March Madness comes to an end.

The game pits the top-seeded Duke Blue Devils against the …

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