Bulls coach Del Negro likes Gordon's fire, even if it's directe...

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Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro likened his latest conflict with Ben Gordon to "an afternoon conversation at the table, a little Sunday afternoon pasta.
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Chi bangin

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#22
Jan 23, 2009
 
oh, btw =P trade, drop or just do something but whatever they do, they need to get rid of pretty much everyone else except noah but know he'll be coming off the oak forever. Free up that money and go get some mid age vets big men and outside shooting threats at least two.
Rudy

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#23
Jan 23, 2009
 
“And when there's bumps in the road, the guys who stick with you and believe in your system and trust you and make a commitment, those are the guys I want to go to battle with. Not the guys who are going to point fingers and make excuses.”

The follow up question to that is: Do you have guys who point fingers and make excuses? If so, then who? I wonder if anyone asked that and what the answer was... I would like to hear the honest answer.
Stratmaster

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#24
Jan 23, 2009
 
Rudy wrote:
“And when there's bumps in the road, the guys who stick with you and believe in your system and trust you and make a commitment, those are the guys I want to go to battle with. Not the guys who are going to point fingers and make excuses.”
The follow up question to that is: Do you have guys who point fingers and make excuses? If so, then who? I wonder if anyone asked that and what the answer was... I would like to hear the honest answer.
I submit... Noah, Gordon, Hughes... in that order.
Wooly Bully

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#25
Jan 23, 2009
 
I am not really sure the coach is the guy to be blamed. The more important question is this:

Coule ANY coach win consistently with this rag-tag gorup of underperformers and underachievers? Doubtful.

Aside from Rose, whom any team would be happy to have because of his upside, nobody on the current roster coule start for a contending team. Point the finger at Johnny Pax - not necessarily at Vinnie Del Rookie.
Drago

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#26
Jan 23, 2009
 
If either Gordon or del Negro are with this team at the end of the year we are deep, deep trouble. Gordon ought to shut his pie hole and work on shutting all the holes in his game.
Marc

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#27
Jan 23, 2009
 
I disagree with the contention that this makes Vinny look bad. Anyone who has been around Italians, knows that arguing is a fact of life. Perhaps this is a good thing. It does show that these guys care. If the fines are kept up, then, so be it. Good riddance to someone who can't follow the rules. If you can't follow a team rule, what makes you think a player will follow a scheme? They won't. I might actually watch more games now. Get after these guys, show some passion. Gordan is smart enough to understand that this isn't about beating down a player about rules, it's about getting them motivated. We'll see how they do after the all star break.
Please Go

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#28
Jan 23, 2009
 
and take Paxson with you
Stratmaster

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#29
Jan 23, 2009
 
Through Q3, the recent trend continues tonight as the starting 5 fall behind, Hinrich and Noce come in and get the Bulls back in the game. Then Q3 starts and the starting 5 fall 10 -15 points behind again. Hinrich and Noce come in and get them back to even...and then run out of gas.
Tiffany

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#30
Jan 23, 2009
 
if the bulls lose tonight its because they didnt play larry.how you gonna have him dress and not playing
nookin futz

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#31
Jan 23, 2009
 
Hilsto wrote:
It has already been confirmed that Gordon didn't cuss out his coach. He swore about the fine he got. As in, "What's the deal with this bleeping fine?" Big difference, though it does make less of a story for you to run.
No free agent will want to come to play in Chicago if they they keep these stupid micromanaging "rules" and fines and ensnare otherwise good players. Can't eat in the locker room? No headband? Yeah, Lebron isn't coming here and no one else will decide to either. If they had stupid rules where I work I would have gone somewhere else myself. Chicago should be a great city that can attract big players but the team is managed so badly I doubt any will want to come here.
Sure let the players do what they want when they want to thatll work out just fine. Im sure theyll play hard then and really concentrate on winning games. Yankee players cant have beards and have rules about the length of their hair and how the uniform should be worn. Looks like those "stupid" rules have really hurt them, they can hardly get any free agents to sign with them.
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#32
Jan 23, 2009
 
larry never did what he wanted,and tonight ben is playing,the coach should've benched him,he would've did that to larry
Stratmaster

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#33
Jan 23, 2009
 
Some interestig stats measuring the actual effect of individual Bulls players on their teams chance to win:

http://www.82games.com/0809/0809CHI1.HTM
Tiffany

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#34
Jan 23, 2009
 
their chance to win another game is sittin on the bench looking at his teammates f*ck up
poisonviey35

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#35
Jan 24, 2009
 
This guy does not have his teams respect. How do you respect a guy who has to have two veteran coaches to tell him how to coach? its one thing if they were like a defensive coach and offensive coach, but to see them both wisper in the coaches ear, then the coach go and pass it to the players. The guys know he aint got a clue how to go forward. With bad rotaions, with poor comminication and then using fines to say, "I'm the boss, you better listen to me". lol. How can you respect that?

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