Posts Tagged ‘john paxson’

Jun 1

Orlando Woolridge was “O,” both in uniform number and in exclamations.

There was the big O in “wOw” in seeing the talent that led Notre Dame to its greatest basketball era ever, and the astounding “Oh my gosh” dunks that had the Bulls 1981 No. 1 draft pick competing in the first two NBA dunk contests with Julius Erving, Michal …

May 11

In the end for the Bulls Thursday and for the 2011-12 season, it was a game they weren’t supposed to win that they left shocked they lost.

Sort of the way this whole season went.

The Bulls had lost Derrick Rose, were still without Joakim Noah, had Taj Gibson playing through a sprained ankle, saw Luol Deng leave early in …

Apr 17

It wasn’t too long ago the Bulls looked like a championship team. Actually about four days ago with the dramatic, national TV come from ahead overtime win over the Miami Heat.

But with Monday’s stunning 87-84 home loss to the 15-46 Washington Wizards, the 46-15 Bulls for about the last month look more like a .500-type team, half broken down, …

Mar 31

The Bulls’ 83-71 win over the Detroit Pistons Friday is one of those NBA games that might be termed ugly for relatively poor shooting by both teams, few fast breaks, five of 23 on threes combined by both teams and limited enthusiasm from the home crowd as the Bulls didn’t trail after the first quarter.

But the game was really …

Mar 30

While Bulls guard Derrick Rose missed his ninth game in a row Friday with a sore right groin, Detroit’s Ben Gordon was also sidelined for a second consecutive game with a similar injury.

“A groin is one of those things where if it’s not 100 percent, there’s the chance you risk re-injuring it,” said Gordon following the Pistons shootaround Friday …

Mar 25

The Bulls clearly don’t believe they can lose to the Toronto Raptors. And try as the Bulls might Saturday in being outrebounded, outshot and generally outplayed, the Bulls were right.

They defeated the Raptors 102-101 in overtime for the second time in four days despite trailing badly much of the game and in the fourth quarter both times before Luol …

Jan 1

We don’t really celebrate the calendar year in the NBA because of the fall-through-spring season. But as we start 2012 with the Bulls much delayed home opener Sunday against the Memphis Grizzlies, here’s a look at the top 20 Bulls events of 2011.

1. Derrick Rose wins MVP: Individual awards are not what any season is about. But 2011 was …

Dec 21

It’s not unusual for Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson to sit in his Berto Center office and recall May 20, 2008. It was that night when the Bulls defied overwhelming odds (1.7% to be exact) and won the NBA’s draft lottery, earning the right to select Derrick Rose with the first overall selection.

“It turned our …

Dec 19

For the first time since falling to the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Bulls took to the court at the United Center in preparation for their second—and final—preseason game on Tuesday against the Indiana Pacers.

Coach Tom Thibodeau said a decision on whether newly acquired shooting guard Rip Hamilton would make his Bulls debut …

May 14

Perhaps never have the Bulls been as popular as they likely will be for the next two weeks in the Eastern Conference finals starting Sunday in the United Center.

Can you measure a whole basketball world rooting against one team?

Human emotion is both difficult to predict and often irrational. And if everyone is not fully sure why, they don’t …

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