Posts Tagged ‘john paxson’
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 …
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 …