Posts Tagged ‘jerry reinsdorf’

Dec 21

Doug Collins has proven to be a coach with the ability to come in to a new job and make a short-term impact.

So when his Philadelphia 76ers started out the season 3-13, it was clear he had his work cut out for him. However, his team has turned things around since then, going 8-3 over their past 11 games.…

Nov 23

When the Bulls were dominating the NBA in the 1990s and winning six championships, one of the rare flaws in their game was free throw shooting.

Routinely, especially during the first three championships, the Bulls’ free throw shooting was below the league average every season. Later, after Michael Jordan’s return, the free throw shooting improved some, though well below the …

May 4

So now the Bulls need a new coach with the official announcement Tuesday of the firing of Vinny Del Negro.

I suppose if you are looking to get to the so-called Point C, then, literally, you might need a C for Collins. But that ship has sailed and I don’t believe the former Bulls coach Doug Collins is in the …

May 4

Moments after GM Gar Forman and EVP-Basketball Operations John Paxson met the media to officially announce that Vinny Del Negro had been relieved of his head coaching duties, Del Negro made the following statement outside the Berto Center:

“I want to say how grateful I am to Jerry Reinsdorf and the Chicago Bulls. They have a lot of great people …

May 3

It wasn’t love at first sight, but it was close. They’d gone through one date after another and nothing really was mutual. Until one day, John Paxson ran into Vinny Del Negro at the Chicago draft camp and they began talking hoops. And things seemed to click between the two former court rivals. This seemed different.

So Paxson and Gar …

Apr 22

The Bulls plan, and I agreed with it, has been to keep those other guys out of the game because James knows he needs them and tries desperately to get them going. James couldn’t in Game 2, so he took over.

It was impressive.

“The goal is for him to take jump shots,” Kirk Hinrich said after Bulls practice Wednesday. …

Dec 31

C’mon. Tell me Joakim Noah’s not an All-Star. C’mon, step up.

Noah did Thursday on New Year’s Eve in Auburn Hills with 15 points and a career high equaling 21 rebounds, his fourth game of at least 20 rebounds this season. So did Tyrus Thomas, off the bench with 19 points as the Bulls won their third straight, 98-87 over …

Sep 10

There’s never an award night anymore. It becomes a weekend, and so it is for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the induction of the Class of 2009, featuring Michael Jordan.

And I had a favorite Jordan moment from Thursday evening, long after Jordan, David Robinson, John Stockton, Jerry Sloan and C. Vivian Stringer were introduced briefly as …

May 20

It’s nice to see someone like Gar Forman get promoted to Bulls General Manager, which will be made official at a Berto Center press conference Thursday.

John Paxson will remain in charge as Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, which is Paxson’s current title. The shorthand for that title around the NBA is General Manager. The Bulls have not officially …

Apr 10

It turns out it was a heck of a Friday for the Bulls.

That’s because after a one season absence, the Bulls returned to the NBA playoffs thanks to an Oklahoma City 84-81 victory Friday over the Charlotte Bobcats.

“It’s important for a lot of reasons,” said General Manager John Paxson, who made the key February trade that propelled the …

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