Posts Tagged ‘john paxson’
Posted on 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 …
Posted on Apr 28
LeBron James was waiting for it, the subtle knuckleball of a question coming his way after his Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday eliminated the Bulls in five games with a tough 96-94 victory in the opening round playoff series.
James, who held together a shaky Cavs group that was feeling the pressure down the stretch with 19 points, 10 rebounds and nine …
Posted on Apr 26
It was an appropriate setting Monday in the Berto Center for what could have been the Bulls last full practice of the 2009-10 NBA season and perhaps Vinny Del Negro’s last as Bulls coach.
Yes, coach Vinny Del Negro had his back to the wall.
“Everyone is frustrated because we know we can play better,” said Del Negro of the …
Posted on Apr 17
The Bulls made the playoffs. Great. Now what do they do? Or more precisely, how do they beat LeBron James, surely the league’s MVP, and the Cavs, the NBA’s winningest team?
I’m glad I asked because I know how to do it. Unfortunately, I am not coaching the Bulls, so I cannot be responsible if the Cavs win, as everyone …
Posted on Apr 15
They beat Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Bobcats Wednesday 98-89 to get into the playoffs, and now this improbable Bulls team gets LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Bring ‘em on, starting Saturday 2 p.m. to open the playoffs in Cleveland.
“To me what this is about is my team sacrificing everything they’ve got to get in order to make it to …
Posted on Apr 14
So here we are–game 82 against the Charlotte Bobcats. Win or go home. Can it get better than that?
OK, the Toronto Raptors could lose, and that would send the Bulls to the playoffs as well. But you can’t count on that against the Knicks.
Hanging above all that is change.
If the Bulls don’t make the playoffs, especially given …
Posted on Apr 14
This wasn’t Derrick Rose and Kirk Hinrich Tuesday who combined for 69 points, including 27 of the team’s 34 in the fourth quarter, to beat the Boston Celtics 101-93 before a raucous, playoff like crowd at the United Center.
No, it was more like Walt Frazier and Earl Monroe. Like Gail Goodrich and Jerry West. Like Isiah Thomas and Joe …
Posted on Apr 10
Well, at least there didn’t seem to be much of a depression hangover for the Bulls from Friday’s numbing double overtime loss to the Washington Generals, err, New Jersey Nets.
The Bulls gathered Saturday afternoon on the upstairs practice floor in the Air Canada Centre for a light workout while on the main floor the Harlem Globetrotters were performing.
Posted on Apr 10
It now comes down, as we probably always figured, to Sunday in Toronto.
With the Bulls’ heartbreaking 127-116 double overtime loss to the New Jersey Nets Friday in which they blew a seven-point lead with 1:09 left in the first overtime, the Bulls head for Toronto at 38-41 tied for eighth place in the Eastern Conference with the Raptors.
Posted on Apr 6
By Adam Fluck
Tuesday marked the first time that the Bulls and Bucks hooked up following the three-player deal between the organizations on Feb. 18. On that day, Chicago sent John Salmons to Milwaukee in exchange for Hakim Warrick and Joe Alexander.
While the Bulls have struggled with injuries these last few months and are fighting for a postseason spot, …