Out of character

Out of character

There are 8 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 8, 2008, titled Out of character. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

As Aaron Gray walked to the bench after Drew Gooden replaced him following a brief second-quarter stint on Tuesday, the rookie center, according to several witnesses, snapped at interim coach Jim Boylan.

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Who are you kidding

Chicago, IL

#1 Mar 8, 2008
Well, I disagree. What's wrong with Gray begging to play, especially when he is doing well? Boylan stinks as a coach. KC will stick up for the organization because otherwise he wouldn't be making a living other than showing up on Comcast and more often not contribute to the show other than a silly grin.
Boylan has no clue who to put out there and when.
Ben Gordon should be sitting, period and don't worry how it affects his trade value next year. Work on putting out a team that will work with each other.
Forget about personalities- get rid of the stiffs who feign injury or are afraid to mix it- like Deng and the in-over-their-heads like Hinrich. Play the guys who show passion an don't fight with the ref's.
Ron

Chicago, IL

#2 Mar 8, 2008
I agree, if there aren't any real moves during the off season and a new coach. The Bulls are in for the same type of season!
Chad

Hinsdale, IL

#3 Mar 8, 2008
I don't trust Paxson to right the ship considering it was his stupid overvaluation of his own draftees that got us here. He decided he would rather keep his "core" together than get a star last summer when it was obvious that they didn't have the moxie to compete at the playoff level. Paxson wanted to have Gordon, Deng and Kirk around instead of getting a star player well how does it feel now that they just crapped all over you for it???

Gordon is garbage no Defense plus sub 40% shooting what the heck is he out there for?

Bunch of garbage you say they are fighting for a playoff spot I say they are fighting to get embarrassed! If they make the playoffs and don't get swept that would be a shocker.

Boy Pax you really did a good job modeling this team after yourself. No talent bunch of losers that can hit the occasional open jumper.
basketball fan

United States

#4 Mar 9, 2008
It's good to have players who have some moxy,fire and pride. Players who want to play, an are frustrated when they are pulled. The bulls should play Gray, Thomas and Noah 30 minutes per night, an stop the 2 min musical chairs the coach does with substitutions. Every player wants to know when and where he is going to get his minutes, it makes for more consistent play. I would rather have this, than the I'm a good guy, don't make waves ones that are the captains.
Steve

Chicago, IL

#5 Mar 9, 2008
What a way to spin a losing season. Blame it on the players with the least playing time. (Same thing Skiles did when he first arrived.) In the last two games, Gray gets pulled for fouls he didn't commit. One, he was pushed hard from behind while setting a screen, the other for Nocioni arm pushing a Cavalier that Gray never touched. Incredibly, this even prompted Red Kerr to say Gray shouldn't be so clumsy. Gray will succeed in the NBA, it just won't happen in Chicago.
The 5th Angel

Mundelein, IL

#6 Mar 9, 2008
Too many egotistic, selfish young players who don't understand the concept of sacrifice and team play.

Too few veterans capable of demanding higher standards of performance from the young players.

Equal amounts of greed, individualism, and "me first".
The 5th Angel

Mundelein, IL

#7 Mar 9, 2008
basketball fan wrote:
It's good to have players who have some moxy,fire and pride. Players who want to play, an are frustrated when they are pulled. The bulls should play Gray, Thomas and Noah 30 minutes per night, an stop the 2 min musical chairs the coach does with substitutions. Every player wants to know when and where he is going to get his minutes, it makes for more consistent play. I would rather have this, than the I'm a good guy, don't make waves ones that are the captains.
The ONLY team Noah should play for is Barnum & Baily.
Jaime

Vancouver, Canada

#8 Mar 9, 2008
Well isn't that just the craps!!! You mean to tell me this now at the end of the year about the Bulls' identity? It was Peyton Place there with big Ms. Wallace and a good thing he is gone. This team is young, hungry, capable of doing lots of damage to other teams...but not this year...its one down for experience....Get a couple of players who want to play team ball, and a coach who 'ACTUALLY" IS A COACH, and then you'll have a good team for the 2008-09 season. Now's the time to begin being Cinderella and beat good teams for confidence building for the next coming year...it's just too too late now...do the best with what you have with games left....This is the Bear's season all over again for the winter months...So what about those White Sox and Cubbies!!!!! Hahahahahaha...

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