Posts Tagged ‘vinny del negro’

Mar 28

When the Bulls were searching for a coach in the summer of 2008, current Sixers coach Doug Collins was a strong candidate and nearly got the job.

Collins confirmed on Monday it was a job he would have taken had it been offered, but after discussing the situation with team chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, the two ultimately went in different directions …

Mar 2

Rasual Butler, a veteran shooting guard waived this week by the Clippers, will be signed by the Bulls, league sources confirmed Wednesday.

Butler, a 6-7 nine year NBA veteran, is expected to sign a contract for the rest of the season and join the Bulls in Orlando Thursday in time for Friday’s game with the Magic.

Although Butler averaged 11.9 …

Feb 9

There is a curious dichotomy about Salt Lake City like few places in the U.S. It is known as the base of the Mormon religion, and there doesn’t seem a more wholesome place. There’s a lovely outdoor ice skating rink in the middle of the pristine downtown where couples young and old, hand in hand, glide along to classic ballads. …

Feb 3

That was like Michael Jordan for Derrick Rose Wednesday in the Bulls 106-88 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

I know, I know. No one is supposed to do that. No comparisons to Jordan. Not fair. And, anyway, Jordan never missed a shot in his career and showed every fan to their seat and popped the corn before every game …

Feb 2

A long road trip, like the Bulls begin in Los Angeles Wednesday, can be a turning point for an NBA team because you hear it’s a terrific advantage for team bonding. Players can get spend more time together and continue to develop their team continuity.

That is unless they lose. Because then it will be more important to be home …

Dec 31

When the Bulls were 45 It was very good year It was a year for MVP point guards Who did all they would So that Booz and the others could Time to start coming alive When they were 45

I assume Frank Sinatra, the great singer from New Jersey, is rolling around in his grave after that one.

Well, maybe …

Dec 31

After the New Jersey Nets realized they weren’t getting any of the so-called “big three” of last summer’s free agency bonanza, they quickly set their sights on other players, including Carlos Boozer.

Of course, Boozer ultimately decided to sign a five-year deal with the Bulls. And though he missed the team’s first 15 games of the season with a broken …

Dec 23

You hear all the time about the ugliness in the nation’s capital, the recalcitrant Congress, the political attacks on the White House, the Bulls/Wizards game.

“A win is a win no matter what,” said Derrick Rose.  “They are a good team and we still came here and got a win.”

The Wizards are not a good team, now 7-20, though …

Dec 19

Well, that didn’t go so well.

No, not Derrick Rose missing the second of two free throws with 0.8 left Saturday that enabled the Los Angeles Clippers in Vinny Del Negro’s return to escape with a 100-99 win over the Bulls and end the Bulls’ seven-game winning streak.

“I thought I was going to hit them,” Rose said quietly after …

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, …

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