Pursuit of D'Antoni gave hope to bore...

Pursuit of D'Antoni gave hope to bored Bulls fans

There are 27 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 11, 2008, titled Pursuit of D'Antoni gave hope to bored Bulls fans. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

When the Bulls hire Tom Thibodeau or Dwane Casey or Michael Curry or even someone with head-coaching cachet such as Avery Johnson , general manager John Paxson will talk about the coach's strengths and the ...

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barnaby jones

Orlando, FL

#21 May 12, 2008
Terry is absolutely correct! "Crumbs" made the moves, Grant, Pippen, Cartwright, getting Phil from the CBA, Rodman, Longley, etc etc etc! No comparison, "pax" couldn't carry "crumbs'" jockstrap!
Fire Paxson

Westmont, IL

#22 May 12, 2008
wade lucas wrote:
What do you expect from someone who owns the Sox.
Yeah cause if it were the owner of the cubs we wouldn't care if they won or lost. Maybe try a valid argument next time cause last I checked it has been over hundred years since the lovable losers won anything.
Sam

Champaign, IL

#23 May 12, 2008
I find it funny how Paxson whines about not getting to make an offer when the Bulls had a head start on the Knicks. Paxson spoke to D'Antoni before Walsh did. Word then got out of the Knicks interest. No offer. Word got out of the Knicks drafting up a proposal. No offer. Walsh speaks with D'Antoni. No offer. The Knicks make an offer. No offer. Finally, Jerry decides to talk this his neighbor 200 yards away. He was too busy watching the Sox.
Sam

Champaign, IL

#24 May 12, 2008
JPC wrote:
Folks - hiring that coach with his 'high octane' offensive style wouldn't have made a bit of difference. The reality is we don't have the horses to run his system. We don't have a Steve Nash on our team last time I checked. D'Antoni realized that and opted to go elsewhere. That said, I think it's win/win for the Bulls. We aren't out the large $$'s it was going to take to bring him here and we won't get our false expectations dashed when his offense didn't work out with the players on the current roster.
So draft DJ Augustine with the #9 or Derrick Rose if you get very very lucky. The Bulls will have to address their backcourt anyway because they don't have a PG. They only have two small combo guards and Duhon who's going to walk. That's why it was so important to get D'Antoni because you need to find a point anyway, might as well find one that could run his system. D'Antoni's system would have been entertaining to watch, would have given the players freedom and confidence and, at the very least, increase their trade value. Instead of losing Deng or BG for nothing, sign-and-trades may have been able to be accomplished. The Bulls wanted D'Antoni but Jerry was too busy watching Konerko strikeout to return Paxson's call begging him to fly out to Phoenix. I think Paxson wanted to close this deal but Jerry dropped the ball.
Fire Pax

Schaumburg, IL

#25 May 13, 2008
Sam wrote:
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So draft DJ Augustine with the #9 or Derrick Rose if you get very very lucky. The Bulls will have to address their backcourt anyway because they don't have a PG. They only have two small combo guards and Duhon who's going to walk. That's why it was so important to get D'Antoni because you need to find a point anyway, might as well find one that could run his system. D'Antoni's system would have been entertaining to watch, would have given the players freedom and confidence and, at the very least, increase their trade value. Instead of losing Deng or BG for nothing, sign-and-trades may have been able to be accomplished. The Bulls wanted D'Antoni but Jerry was too busy watching Konerko strikeout to return Paxson's call begging him to fly out to Phoenix. I think Paxson wanted to close this deal but Jerry dropped the ball.
Only deal Paxson can close involves players like PJ Brown or Ben Wallace... If you have skills forget it.
DCL

Chicago, IL

#26 May 13, 2008
Terry wrote:
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The foul-mouthed toad to whom you refer was the GM for a team that won 6 championships in 8 years with an 83% turnover of personnel between year 1 and year 8. It helps when you remaining 17% are namned Jordan and paiien of course but that is STILL a remarkable accomplishment, even for a FMT. With the exception of Michael Jordan the FMT to whom you refer was responsible for bring EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF THOSE 6 WINNING TEAMS - INCLUDING THE COACHES - TO CHICAGO.
Organizations DO win championships. Look at how long the New England Patriots have been at or near the top - 7 years and counting. Think they'll do better than the bears this year? As in duhhhhh
If Reinsdorf and Paxson had been in synch (aka a good organization) they might have been able to snag the guy. The way the team(s) Bears and Bulls are run is a prime example of POOR organization - when is the last time either team was taken seriously?
In your questionable defense of Krause, at least you acknowledge that this "organization" as currently structured ain't winning any championships anytime soon.

At the risk of appearing to minimize the role Pax has had in this situation--a role major enough that his job should be hanging by a thread at best--you can thank your buddy Krause for setting the foundation for this mess.
Dan from Naperville

Naperville, IL

#27 May 14, 2008
wade lucas wrote:
What do you expect from someone who owns the Sox.
Answre: A championship!!(unlike the Cubs)

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