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May 28

Sometimes it’s just time, time for a change, a divorce, a breakup, too much water under the bridge—or minutes throughout the lineup—as it were. That time came Thursday for the Bulls and coach Tom Thibodeau when the Bulls announced Thibodeau was being dismissed as head coach.

Thibodeau departs after five seasons as the third longest tenured coach in franchise history …

Mar 10

The house isn’t exactly perfect; there are a few holes, but they can be repaired. You’re hammering away and then you slip off the ladder, grabbing for an edge and holding on until help comes. Say hello to your March 2015 Chicago Bulls. Hang on, fellas.

“We’re battling,” said Pau Gasol after the Bulls fell away in the last few …

Feb 24

It was no surprise one of the early wire service reports Monday after the Bulls 87-71 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks began, “Ian Snell scored 20 points, Nikola Mirotic had 16 points and a career high 14 rebounds, and the surging Chicago Bulls…”

I know, I know. Who is that guy?

It couldn’t be the Tony Snell we know, timidly …

Feb 16

Pau Gasol and Jimmy Butler Sunday were hardly the main attractions in the annual mid season circus and skills competition the NBA calls its All-Star game.

Amidst a near record 41 points for MVP winner Russell Westbrook in the Western Conference’s 163-158 bowling score event that was an alltime record for points, there were the usual assortment of alley oop …

Dec 26

Could it be? Who knows? Something’s coming, something good? You’re not sure what it is, but it could be great. Yes, there could be a heck of a West Side story developing in the United Center.

“The good thing I feel when you look at the Chicago Bulls, there’s a green arrow,” Joakim Noah was saying after the Bulls delivered …

Dec 24

John Wall, check. Kyrie Irving, check. Damian Lillard, check. Deron Williams, check. Yes, it starting to seem like old times again.

“Like I have been saying from the beginning,” Derrick Rose was saying after he and the Bulls took down another top team and another great guard, this time John Wall and the Washington Wizards Tuesday in an inspiring 99-91 …

Dec 23

No offense, but Splash Brothers? Best backcourt in the NBA? Sounds a bit comfortable, like a soft landing in a pond. Boisterous Brothers? Brawny Brothers? Burly Brothers? Give that Bulls backcourt of Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler a name after they combined Monday for 56 points and 16 of 17 from the free throw line in an exciting, lively and …

Dec 19

Jimmy Butler didn’t know what the big deal was. After all, he’s just good ‘ol Jimmy from Tomball, Texas.

“I don’t want be a star,” Butler was saying in answer to a question after the Bulls struggling 103-97 victory Thursday over the New York Knicks. “I just want to be a decent role player on a really good team. Whatever …

Dec 11

Get Derrick Rose going more aggressively. Check.

“That’s my game (being aggressive),” Rose said Wednesday after he led the Bulls with 23 points in a second half domination win over the Brooklyn Nets 105-80. “They gave me a lot of open shots tonight, but (I was also) driving and getting guys (shots); being in condition to take those shots is …

Aug 22

Derrick Rose Friday provided some answers with a strong, healthy performance in the USA’s 112-86 exhibition game victory over Puerto Rico at Madison Square Garden.

USA Basketball’s response ended the questioning as Rose early Saturday morning was named among the 12 USA players for the FIBA World Cup of Basketball in Spain beginning Aug. 30.

The 12-player team is Rose, …

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