Posts Tagged ‘kirk hinrich’
Posted on Dec 11
I know what it is; don’t tell me. Rhymes with violin. C’mon, no sad songs again. When you are smiling and the other guy is making excuses, when the questions are friendlier, the answers easier and the ride home smoother. Now what is that?
A win; that’s it. The Bulls almost forgot.
“We were in a bad situation before tonight’s …
Posted on Dec 6
The journey of a thousand miles, the proverb goes, begins with a single step. For the Bulls, it too often begins with an empty gas tank.
“I didn’t think we started the game the way we needed to,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg was saying late Saturday after the Bulls 102-96 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. “We dug ourselves a hole, …
Posted on Dec 1
Welcome to the NBA, Fred Hoiberg. Maybe the league office didn’t know your name.
David Blatt, Eastern Conference Coach of the Month? C’mon, really?
The NBA Monday announced its coaches for the month of November as the Cavs’ Blatt and the Warriors Luke Walton.
Yes, I get it with Walton in the Western Conference as their Coach of the Month. …
Posted on Dec 1
Jimmy Butler, we know, can defend. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich before Monday’s Bulls game with the Spurs likened Butler to his own star, Kawhi Leonard, as among the best two-way players in the game. And it was Butler with a terrific defensive play, refusing to go for the pump fake, bodying up the physical Leonard and forcing Leonard …
Posted on Nov 30
Mike Dunleavy likely will be unable to play longer than previously anticipated.
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said prior to Monday’s home game against the San Antonio Spurs that Dunleavy experienced a setback in his recovery from preseason back surgery and would now be going to see additional specialists.
The preseason estimate was that Dunleavy would be out eight to 10 …
Posted on Nov 28
There was a dog in the locker room and he ate the game plan. No, they ate a seafood pregame meal and pulled a mussel. Wait, no, they couldn’t get their pregame naps because there was a loud chess team staying in the hotel on a holiday trip and the chess nuts were boasting in an open foyer. They thought …
Posted on Nov 25
Remember those days for the Bulls when the fourth quarters were like a slog through a swamp with players standing around on offense, barely getting off shots to beat the clock while pressuring and switching and closing and finally creeping above 90 points to win a game?
Oh right, Tuesday.
Because that’s when the Bulls with Derrick Rose back in …
Posted on Nov 21
There is a method to that madness that has become Jimmy Butler’s life, the multiple workouts per day, starting basically every morning at 5 and pounding away.
“I want to give us the best chance of winning,” Butler was saying in Oakland late Friday night. “That’s why I train as many times as I train per day, as early as …
Posted on Nov 20
The Golden State Warriors qualify these days in the NBA as the irresistible force not only with their 13-0 start, but also Thursday’s 23-point comeback win against the Los Angeles Clippers. The question for Jimmy Butler and the Bulls Friday in Oakland is whether they can become the immovable object.
Because then something’s gotta give.
“Impossible to guard,” said Bulls …
Posted on Nov 19
Jimmy Butler didn’t drive the team bus to the arena Wednesday in Phoenix. He didn’t tape anyone’s ankle. He didn’t sing the national anthem. But Butler did pretty much everything else for the Bulls in a spectacular down-the-stretch shooting and defensive performance to carry the Bulls to a 103-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns.
It was an unlikely and perhaps …