Season on the blink

Season on the blink

There are 7 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 12, 2008, titled Season on the blink. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

During the Bulls' annual media night festivities Oct. 1 to kick off training camp, general manager John Paxson made a comment that seemed perfectly logical for a team coming off a 49-victory season.

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Since: Sep 07

Wilmette, IL

#1 Apr 13, 2008
Nevertheless, there is still a lot of talent on that team. Some tweaking needs to be done and some players need to go. An entirely new coaching staff is a must.

Crystal Lake, IL

#2 Apr 13, 2008
Still talking bulls huh? Don't think there's much more to say. Just be thasnkful they're not in the palyoffs. Interested to see what happens to this team, this mgmt, this franchise. i want to see it gutted. maybe keep deng. i'm pleasantly surprised with Noah, although wasn't happy with the draft choice. the rest- give em their walking papers. probably need to get rid of paxson too. give someone else a shot and start all over. this team is a disgrace. glad i stopped watching them. go SOX.

United States

#3 Apr 13, 2008
We are dreaming about the talent. Everyone is tradeable. Our highest scorer is 35th in the league. Highest rebounder 24th. Where's the talent? Two coaches couldn't find enough of it to win 40% of their games. Big personnel changes are a must. I don't care who the coach is with this group, it ain't happening.
Benny Da Bull

Dekalb, IL

#4 Apr 13, 2008
It starts from the top, and I'm not talking about Paxson... I think Reinsdork needs to sell the team and just focus on his Sux... errr, Sox. We need someone with cojones, someone willing to take a risk and give their GM the green light on trades. Come on, even first year GM Steve Kerr was able to pull in Shaq, the Lakers got Pau for nothing.... hell, the HAWKS got Bibby! Jerry, thanks for MJ, Pip, Rodman and the 6 rings. But I'm tired of living in the past. I want a NEW Bulls team to be proud of, not Knicks-West.
Junior Bridgeman

United States

#5 Apr 13, 2008
With all due respect to the other "cup half empty" commentators, let's give our boy KC some ideas for future coverage, please, not just whine and throw more fuel on the fire. Truth is, the Bulls "blinked" and closed their eyes last fall. They choked and stopped breathing around the time when some of us were fanning the "trade for Kobe" flames. Let's not re-hash an incredibly ugly season. How about some other better story ideas, especially now that Uncle Sam is gone. How about the following:

Positive take-away's from the 07-08 season? Yes, there weren't many, but come on, that's more interesting reading than a chronology of misery in the above article .... Noah, Thabo, Tyrus on fleeting occasions, new organ music at the United Center, etc.

The Team Chemistry Factor .... do the new kids on the block fit in? Have they proven they deserve to be kept? As Sam Smith reported many times, this team has little visible chemistry (let alone off the court); now we hear that Tyrus and Joakim have bonded; who's fitting in well, and who isn't?

The likely choices at Head Coach ... let's get a handicap of who the candidates might be, and who would appear to have the inside track;

If the fan's were the Bulls GM for a day, what would they do? Who has to go, and who/what has to be acquired, position by position ....

A report card on the players in '07-'08. Let's see if we can all agree on how our favorite players panned out last season.

Bulls Lottery pick scenarios .... do they try to trade the pick? Who might be available at their number after the Secaucus, NJ drawing of the balls? How does this team get better .... through draft, trades, free agents, attrition, new front office?

Who in the NBA do they emulate? What team are the Bulls closest to as a model for success? Maybe laughable, but with the pieces they've got and could get, what team are they using as their benchmark for success?

Ranking the Central Conference Teams in '07-08, and evaluating the Bulls chances of moving up next year .... other than Bucks perhaps, no team is worse. How do Bulls get better than the Paces, Cav's, Detroit, and stay ahead of Milwaukee?

This is just a short-list; other commentators may have even other ideas. But, let's start seeing some Bulls coverages in the Tribune with some imagination, optimism, and creativity/research, rather than the rehash of past stories .... does that work for anyone? Oh, note to the Tribune, I'm available if you need any new sports writers. I'd love to add some juice and pizzaz to these daily Bulls' obituary notices.
The 5th Angel

Cary, IL

#6 Apr 13, 2008
The Bulls reap what they have sown.

First things first: Dump NOAH and get a better draft position.

Chicago, IL

#7 Apr 13, 2008
Trade the draft pick in a package that includes some Bulls players for major player or players from another team. But first get a new coach before the draft! That's a start. No one on that team should feel comfortable about. Keeping a spot on the Bulls team.

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