Posts Tagged ‘jimmy butler’
Posted on Sep 29
Yes, Mrs. Lincoln. But other than that, how did you like the play?
It was a productive first day of Bulls practice Tuesday morning under new coach Fred Hoiberg.
Yes, other than that.
“That” was once again Derrick Rose’s luck turning bad.
Rose sustained, according to a statement released by the Bulls later in the afternoon, a left orbital fracture …
Posted on Sep 28
The Bulls certainly hope it becomes an era, and presumably Fred Hoiberg does as well. It basically began Monday with the opening of Hoiberg’s first training camp as Bulls coach, media day interviews and team meetings.
After a summer of visiting with all the players at their homes or training facilities, like with Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah in California, …
Posted on Aug 14
Next stop training camp.
And so ends the NBA’s version of sleep away camp as USA Basketball Thursday concluded it’s brief invitational camp for the 2016 Olympics with an All-Star game like dunk fest exhibition won by the “white” team coached by a sedentary Tom Thibodeau, 134-128.
The exceptionally relaxed camp was more like a pre-school playground attendance drill with …
Posted on Aug 11
There was no formal invitation. Reporters from Chicago and a few from around the country began slowly to encircle USA Basketball assistant coach Tom Thibodeau following the conclusion of Tuesday’s opening session of the three-day mini camp. There were no cheers, but there were no boos. Nor did anyone declare forcefully they had the privilege and distinct honor of presenting …
Posted on Aug 6
The fable that has become Jimmy Butler’s life continues to amaze as the homeless kid who wasn’t even an NBA starter two years ago became an NBA All-Star, a player with a maximum financial contract and now is on the roster for the USA Basketball national team.
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo announced Thursday the Bulls’ Butler among eight players …
Posted on Jul 2
The Bulls are putting the band back together. But will it be able to hit the high notes?
That’s the big question as the Bulls, according to league sources and published reports, agreed Wednesday to contracts with their new Mr. Fabulous, Jimmy Butler, and fellow sole man Mike Dunleavy.
Teams are not permitted to discuss or officially sign contracts with …
Posted on Jun 29
No need to beware of Razorbacks bearing gifts, except perhaps if you’re the Bulls opposition.
Wearing a dark suit with a red bow tie, a red Bulls baseball cap and delivering three boxes of doughnuts (the traditional morning duty for rookies), Bulls first round draft pick Bobby Portis Monday announced his arrival in Chicago, both symbolic and hopeful.
“I’ve always …
Posted on Jun 3
It was before Fred Hoiberg’s third season coaching Iowa State. His team was 23-11 after a .500 rookie season and had won an NCAA game. Hoiberg was at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame for the enshrinement of friend and former teammate Reggie Miller.
“I remember us having a conversation at my induction,” Miller recalled Tuesday after Hoiberg was officially …
Posted on Jun 2
They talk often about heart in sports, though more figuratively–like having a lot of it and playing with it—as opposed to literally, as new Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg did Tuesday like a cardiologist in explaining his heart surgeries, which included a recent one for a value he laughed clicks like crickets in the evening. But mostly the former Bulls player …
Posted on May 15
“While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.”
— Maya Angelou
And so the Bulls’ 2014-15 season ends with arguably their worst loss of the season at the most vital time, the closeout game of the conference semifinal against rival LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who defeated the Bulls 94-73.
It perhaps sets back the Bulls …