Posts Tagged ‘john paxson’
Posted on May 10
The Bulls received the most votes for NBA Executive of the Year.
But they did not win.
Perhaps the NBA figured with the MVP and Coach of the Year that already was too much.
Actually, Bulls general manager Gar Forman and Miami’s Pat Riley Tuesday were named co-winners of the NBA’s Executive of the Year award.
But in a …
Posted on May 9
I recall the time he was firing away in that playoff loss to the Boston Celtics, that nine of 30 shooting game in an 11-point loss. There was that 13 of 30 game when his Bulls lost to the Knicks in that playoff game and later in that same playoffs a wild 10-29 night in a win over the Pistons, …
Posted on Mar 13
All that was missing was the shrug. Sorry, wrong year.
It was the 20th anniversary celebration Saturday in the United Center of the Bulls’ first championship, and 2011 looked a lot like the 1990s with a 68-point first half in which the Bulls led by 30 points and equaled an all-time NBA record with thirteen first half three pointers made …
Posted on Nov 4
For former Bulls guard and current TNT analyst Steve Kerr, the transition from the Suns front office back to the world of television wasn’t exactly all that challenging.
“It’s great, I’m undefeated,” said Kerr. “I’m home five days a week. It’s been great to get back with TNT and a lot of old friends and great people. To have a …
Posted on Sep 22
Joakim Noah gets it. Rumors in sports are inevitable and more often than not just that—unfounded speculation. So when he was asked for his thoughts on being included in recent reports surrounding a possible deal for Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony, he spoke from the heart while remaining politically correct.
“It’s part of the business,” said Noah. “I think it’s …
Posted on Jun 5
Boston Celtics associate head coach Tom Thibodeau apparently has emerged as the top candidate for the Bulls head coaching job to replace Vinny Del Negro.
Although the Bulls privately are saying there is no agreement and they are only talking seriously with Thibodeau, at least one Boston newspaper is reporting Thibodeau will be the Bulls’ next coach.
The Boston Herald …
Posted on May 18
What do you suppose LeBron James said Tuesday when he watched the NBA Draft Lottery and saw the No. 1 pick, expected to be Kentucky guard John Wall, go to the Washington Wizards and the 70-loss New Jersey Nets fall to No. 3?
I assume he said he wasn’t going to any franchise with that kind of luck and would …
Posted on 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 …
Posted on 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 …
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 …