Posts Tagged ‘phil jackson’
Posted on Aug 13
The NBA sure knows how to start a party. This one is the 2014-15 regular season NBA celebration, and for the Bulls it begins with a bang in New York against the Knicks October 29 and then for the Bulls’ home opener against LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers Halloween night, October 31.
It’s an appropriate kick start to the engine of …
Posted on Jul 18
Phil Jackson knows greatness. He’s seen it in Pau Gasol, who helped Jackson’s Lakers win two NBA titles. And when Gasol’s career is finished, presumably after this run with the Bulls, Jackson believes there’ll be a place for Gasol among the immortals of the game.
“He will be a Hall of Fame entry after his career,” Jackson wrote me in …
Posted on Jul 17
The young coach sits at the end of the Bulls bench in summer league, watching intently, offering a bit but also trying to learn. Coby Karl, the son of veteran NBA coach George Karl, is helping out as a Bulls assistant this summer. But he has much to offer beyond his knowledge of the fundamentals.
As the son of a …
Posted on Jul 13
The Bulls apparently are about to introduce the next Big Three: Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson and Pau Gasol.
Not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven… wins hopefully by Thanksgiving.
Gasol, 34, the four-time All-Star who vied with Dwight Howard four years ago to be considered the league’s best center when he helped the Los Angeles …
Posted on Jul 11
So LeBron James is returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s been long speculated, though few believed it would occur this soon. Though few saw Dwyane Wade’s knees giving out so quickly, as well.
So now the questions come fast:
What will Carmelo Anthony do? Take an offer from the Bulls to start the Greatest Central Division Rivalry of …
Posted on May 1
The Bulls 2013-14 season ended Tuesday with that 75-69 defeat to lose 4-1 in the playoff series to the Washington Wizards.
Wednesday began Melo Watch 2014, Day 1: He’s having dinner.
“We have a big summer in front of us,” Bulls general manager Gar Forman told reporters at the Berto Center Wednesday after exit meetings with players. “We may have …
Posted on Apr 14
Let’s see how these NBA playoffs are about to set up for the Bulls: They’re currently the No. 4 seed, which would mean a first round series hosting the Brooklyn Nets, though the Nets still could fall behind Washington to No. 6. Then the Bulls would play Washington, but the Bulls still could move up ahead of Toronto to No. …
Posted on Apr 12
Taj Gibson usually sits next to Derrick Rose on the Bulls bench. The fourth quarter was about to begin Friday, and though the Bulls had worked back from an 18-point halftime deficit to the Detroit Pistons, they still trailed by 10 and were being hammered on the backboards with Andre Drummond on the way to a game of 26 points …
Posted on Apr 1
The Eastern Conference is certainly getting interesting, which is something no one has much said this season. So let’s take a look at the standings as the NBA heads into the final month of the regular season and fewer than 10 games remaining for most of the teams.
1. Brooklyn 30-12
2. Bulls 30-14
3. Miami 27-15
4. Toronto …
Posted on Mar 31
It’s about two minutes left in a tough game, the score tied. It’s called different things in different places. Pat Riley called it ‘Winnin’ Time. The Celtics knew it as a Larry Legend Moment.
For these Bulls, who defeated the Boston Celtics Sunday 107-102, it’s just another D.J. Save.
“He’s meant a little bit,” Joakim Noah deadpanned in a vibrant …