Posts Tagged ‘phil jackson’
Posted on Feb 18
Chicago, or the Bulls, is likely to have a third straight inductee to the basketball Hall of Fame this summer.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday announced its finalists for the Class of 2011 and it included former Bulls coaches Tex Winter and Dick Motta, former Bull (and various others) Dennis Rodman and Chicago native Maurice Cheeks.…
Posted on Feb 6
Time to panic?
Certainly not just because the Bulls Saturday lost 101-90 to the Golden State Warriors in the Oakland House of Horrors for the Bulls franchise.
That’s right. It was here in 1985 when Michael Jordan suffered the only serious injury of his Bulls career, a broken foot, and where Jordan compiled his lowest scoring average. So the Bulls …
Posted on Jan 7
This Bulls team has a long way to go to be a championship team. Sure, they don’t have the talent quite yet for that level of play, and, unlike the 1990s Bulls, they don’t even know how to have a good controversy.
Those six-time champion Bulls rollicked through the league and loads of internal and external disputes: Demands to be …
Posted on Dec 24
Bulls and Knicks, Christmas Day in Madison Square Garden. Yes, that’s a rivalry.
No, the Knicks and Celtics are not a rivalry, as the Knicks wanted to make it a week ago or so when they played Boston and Paul Pierce laughed about it. The Bulls and Knicks, yes, that’s a rivalry.
The nation’s No. 1 city, at least in …
Posted on Dec 17
Vinny Del Negro can’t say he’s been looking forward to Saturday when his Los Angeles Clippers come to the United Center to face the Bulls in Del Negro’s first return since being fired as Bulls coach.
“I don’t know,” Del Negro said when I caught up with him the other day on his team’s road trip, haltingly, about coming back, …
Posted on Dec 13
If the Indiana Pacers are to come into the United Center and snap the Bulls’ winning streak of five games, they’ll have to do it without leading scorer Danny Granger.
Pacers Coach Jim O’Brien confirmed that Granger will not play due to a sprained left ankle and that rookie Paul George will play in his place, along with Dahntay Jones.…
Posted on Dec 12
The Bulls’ runaway 113-82 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday night in the United Center was the kind of game the team might like to sing about.
Perhaps some combination of “Takin’ Care of Business,” that being the firing on all cylinders Saturday win, to “This Could be the Start of Something Big,” the upcoming schedule that starting Monday at …
Posted on Dec 11
This time it was the United Center crowd Friday late in the Bulls 88-84 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers chanting “MVP, MVP,” which is getting somewhat tiresome around the NBA as I think I heard it the other day for Darko Milicic. After all, where would the Timberwolves be without him, other than Saturday in Chicago?
The chants when …
Posted on Dec 10
With the Bulls celebrating the 20th anniversary of the franchise’s first NBA championship all season long, Phil Jackson was asked why Friday night—the one time Jackson’s Lakers visit the United Center this season—wasn’t chosen as the date to reunite the 1990-91 team.
“I think there was probably a key figure that couldn’t make it,” Jackson laughed, referring to Michael Jordan, …
Posted on Dec 9
I happened to exchange a note with Phil Jackson after the Lakers pulled away from the Bulls in Los Angeles just before Thanksgiving to win 98-91, and Phil wasn’t exactly looking forward to his return to Chicago.
“We’re going to have to play a lot better next time,” Jackson said.
Yes, the Bulls lost that game, 98-91, though primarily in …