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Nov 17

With all the elements of Tuesday’s exciting win in Houston and Derrick Rose’s transcendent fourth quarter, no one quite got around to getting into that last sequence when Rose was shooting a free throws with .08 left and the Bulls ahead by two.

Rose missed the first, so he couldn’t close the game. Kyle Korver then went up to Rose …

Nov 1

When Portland shooting guard Brandon Roy and the 3-0 Trail Blazers take to the court, don’t expect one Bulls defender to shoulder the burden of slowing him down.

Rather, as Coach Tom Thibodeau explained, Roy will see several defenders as the Bulls play their second game at the United Center in three nights.

“It won’t be an individual matchup; it’s …

Oct 7

It’s a big one 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Dallas for the Bulls. Here are two teams coming in winless and you know how the pressure begins to build this time of year to get that first one. Are we talking statement game?

Sorry, I’m just practicing for the regular season.

It’s my training camp as well.

Verb! Verb! Darn it, …

Oct 4

In the old days with Michael Jordan when there was a crisis they used to call it the “Archangel offense.” You know, save us, Michael.

So with Carlos Boozer out with a broken hand (surgery Tuesday) and Ronnie Brewer still unable to recover from lingering hamstring issues, thus 40 percent of their planned starting lineup sidelined, the Bulls likely will …

Sep 27

 
And so began the Bulls’ 2010-11 season noon Monday at the suburban Berto Center, and I admit I was taken aback when I walked in and thought I saw Carmelo Anthony.

My mistake. It was Brian Scalabrine.

I always mix them up.

If no news was good news, there was plenty positive Monday as general manager Gar Forman said he …

Aug 10

Well, I was excited about the beginning of the Bulls 2010-11 season. Until, at least, I saw the full schedule released by the NBA Tuesday.

Yes, yes, I know. Everyone has to play 82 games, though not Shaq, for sure. And everyone plays the same amount at home and on the road.

But this schedule will get you to be …

Jul 14

Head Coach Tom Thibodeau joined his team’s Summer League squad in Las Vegas on Wednesday and must have been happy with the results he saw on the court, as the Bulls easily defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 79-50.

Bulls guard John Lucas III led all scorers with 25 points on 9-of-12 from the field, including a perfect 6-of-6 from behind …

Jun 5

It appears the Bulls coaching search is about to come to a conclusion.

The Bulls, insiders confirmed, officially tendered a three-year contract offer late Friday night to Boston Celtics associate head coach Tom Thibodeau to be the team’s head coach.

Sources close to Thibodeau said he is considering minor elements of the deal, but expect him to agree without any …

Jun 5

Boston Celtics associate head coach Tom Thibodeau apparently has emerged as the top candidate for the Bulls head coaching job to replace Vinny Del Negro.

Although the Bulls privately are saying there is no agreement and they are only talking seriously with Thibodeau, at least one Boston newspaper is reporting Thibodeau will be the Bulls’ next coach.

The Boston Herald …

May 14

Stupid time officially began about seven minutes after the Cavs were knocked out of playoffs Thursday in losing 94-85 to the Boston Celtics to fall four games to two in the Eastern semifinals.

Chad Ford of ESPN reported he’d heard from three league general managers who said they now believe James will leave the Cavs as a result of the …

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