Archive for the ‘Coach’s Corner’ Category
Posted on Feb 15
Michael Jordan took in Tuesday’s Bulls-Bobcats game from courtside bench seats with Scottie Pippen on one side and the team he owns on the other.
“Sitting next to an old friend as we watch my Bulls and his Bobcats at the United Center,” Pippen tweeted shortly after the game began.
While the fans at the United Center aren’t used to …
Posted on Feb 13
It wasn’t Easy, but it was Big.
The Bulls Saturday came back from a 12-point second half deficit to defeat the fading New Orleans Hornets 97-88 to finish their almost two week Western Conference trip 3-2 and return to 20 games above .500 at 36-16.
The Bulls now have just one more Western Conference road game—in Minneapolis—and are a remarkable …
Posted on Feb 8
The I-was-snubbed-and-I’ll-show-you tour continued Monday in Portland, and once again the Bulls were victims of the injustice as well.
After being lit up by Monta Ellis’ 33 points Saturday in a 101-90 loss, Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge scored a career high 42 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Trail Blazers to a 109-103 victory. Portland scored a …
Posted on Feb 6
Time to panic?
Certainly not just because the Bulls Saturday lost 101-90 to the Golden State Warriors in the Oakland House of Horrors for the Bulls franchise.
That’s right. It was here in 1985 when Michael Jordan suffered the only serious injury of his Bulls career, a broken foot, and where Jordan compiled his lowest scoring average. So the Bulls …
Posted on Feb 3
That was like Michael Jordan for Derrick Rose Wednesday in the Bulls 106-88 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
I know, I know. No one is supposed to do that. No comparisons to Jordan. Not fair. And, anyway, Jordan never missed a shot in his career and showed every fan to their seat and popped the corn before every game …
Posted on Jan 30
You don’t usually have long conversations with Derrick Rose. So Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau wasn’t expecting much when he cornered Rose before Saturday’s 110-89 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
Rose had been diagnosed earlier this week with ulcers, and the pain hadn’t quite subsided. So Thibodeau just wanted to make sure. Yes, Thibodeau does live life one game at a …
Posted on Jan 29
Bulls General Manager Gar Forman said he was encouraged by James Johnson’s debut in the NBA Developmental League on Friday. But Johnson shouldn’t get too comfortable playing for the Iowa Energy, as his D-League stint will likely last only eight games.
Johnson started in his first game for the Energy and scored a team-high 28 points on 10-of-14 shooting, including …
Posted on Jan 29
The big thing for the Bulls Friday was defeating and outworking the Orlando Magic in a convincing 99-90 victory.
“It was big,” agreed Luol Deng, who led the Bulls with 26 points, 24 in the second half. “This is one of the teams everyone in the NBA has as a contender. We want to beat those teams. We want to …
Posted on Jan 25
This kind of season for the Bulls, somewhat unexpected at 31-14 given the serious injuries to Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah, makes basketball fun. And the Bulls were enjoying themselves after Monday’s 92-83 United Center win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Derrick Rose, who had 21 points and 10 assists, was laughing that he knew people older than teammate Kurt Thomas, …
Posted on Jan 24
With a win over Cleveland on Saturday, Chicago recorded its 30th victory of the 2010-11 campaign, third most in the Eastern Conference. To put it into perspective, last year’s team didn’t get win No. 30 until Feb. 24.
By improving to 31-14 with another win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, the Bulls kept pace with the record of the …