Bulls lose to Atlanta for first time ...

Bulls lose to Atlanta for first time since 2004

There are 15 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 13, 2008, titled Bulls lose to Atlanta for first time since 2004. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Joe Johnson and the Atlanta Hawks ended nearly four years of losing to the Bulls in a decisive manner.

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Marc

United States

#1 Jan 13, 2008
Another horrid performance by Boylan's bunch...Skiles is at home laughing...so is the NBA...Bulls are pathetic and are in need of a major roster overhaul or a major trade for an NBA star...and also an NBA coach...
Will

United States

#2 Jan 13, 2008
well i'm so glad i didn't watch. i can't stand it anymore. can anybody enjoy watching the bulls anymore? i've been an nba fan since the 1960's. enjoyed jerry west, wilt, michael, and all. but this bulls team...i don't enjoy watching this team at all. too bad for the bulls fans. i guess i can spend my time and money on something else.
ejhickey

Chicago, IL

#3 Jan 13, 2008
yes firing the coach was certainly the answer to the Bulls problems. It can't be the players; their current streak MUST be Skiles lingering influence.
ballabigben

Lahaina, HI

#4 Jan 13, 2008
BREAKING NEWS! BULLS TRADE HINRICH, NOCIONI, DUHON, GRAY, FIRST ROUND PICK TO UTAH FOR DERON WILLIAMS AND ANDRE KIRILENKO! that is what bulls fans deserve. a real point guard instead of that overpaid for hinrich. how could paxson pay 10mil per year for hinrich. and then lowball gordon and deng with the same amount? then you expect for them to play their hearts out? i don't think so. i think that they can't wait to get outta there. having to watch hinrich control the game with his aimless dribbling and even worst passes. nocioni taking any and every shot that is available to him. those guys are not team players. but i don't blame them. they are there because of paxson. they are his dream to change the way the nba plays basketball. below the rim, no fast break, point guard that doesn't drive to the hoop type of basketball. this is horrendous! this ain't the 60's. someone tell paxson that that game is not coming back in style. look at how athletic atlanta was. they made hinrich, duhon, nocioni look like they were standing still. you can't will with those guys. think about it... this is ATLANTA. a blowout by ATANTA? back to the drawing board. where is curry, chandler, crawford, brand. organizations don't win championships, players do.
ron

Chicago, IL

#5 Jan 13, 2008
This team is horrible and now the players' attention is focused on benching Noah. What in the World is going on with these guys. While Wallace and Griffin are calling a team meeting to bench Noah longer, they should be cursing these players for not playing professional basketball! It appears everyone is blowing assignments. Blow this team up and keep Dang, Gray and Smith. Everybody else isn't ready. I stopped watching the Bulls in December.
Sidney Moncrief

South Haven, MI

#6 Jan 13, 2008
C'mon people. Use some creativity. They played before a crowd in Atlanta that exceeded several hundred (all those empty seats) that included more fans with Bulls tee-shirts than Hawks gear. That's just a tough arena to play in I guess.

The Bulls (Wallace, Hinrich, Duhon, Deng, Nocioni, Gordon) lacked what Noha, Thomas, Gray have brought at times: energy, enthusiasm, and a willingness to attack the basket. And, they didn't play. No interior defense on this team; no intimidation against dunking by the other team; and a total dedication to this ridiculous obsession with jump shots that they can't hit. No one on this team is willing to pay the price to take the ball to the basket. This is an utter disgrace and a complete lack of guts. No fast breaks, no outlet passes, no pushing the ball upcourt. How can Paxson put up with this mess?

Sadly, I'm not sure whether Tracy McGrady will make a difference alone. The Bulls need a major infusion not only of talent in scoring, attacking the rim, but in guts and nastiness. Somebody please tell Reinsdorf that letting Skiles go was merely cosmetic in nature; we want substantive personnel and management changes.
joe

La Grange Park, IL

#7 Jan 13, 2008
People are still watching the Bulls? I stopped caring about the Bulls this summer when Pax signed Joe Smith! This team has needed a low post player since Curry left and thats been 3 seasons ago!!! Also, if you are not going to play Tyrus or Noah, why draft them then?? Pax should have traded those picks and picked up some decent players.
Chris from Springfield

Shepherdsville, KY

#8 Jan 13, 2008
The time has finally come. John Paxson has got to realize that this current group of guys are not going to work. He tried to win with a moderate amount of talent as well as players with good character and that is commendable. However, successful nba teams require players with talent and a certain amount of professional "nastiness" plus a certain level of intestinal fortitude. These players possess none of these attributes. In the NBA, when players lose their confidence it is almost impossible to regain it. Example: Nick Anderson after missing key freethrows in 1995 finals against the Rockets was never the same. Kirk Heinrich has absolutely no confidence left. He is afraid to drive to the rim, in-fact the Bulls have no one who will go to the bucket even when jumpshots continue to klang off the rim. Ben Wallace's signing seemed like a good idea at the time but he's only good when he's playing with other good players. Luol Deng is suffering from the pressure of playing well while having what amounts to him an uncertain future. The bottom line is that Paxson has to use what assets how now has to change the make-up of this team.
whitesoxken

AOL

#9 Jan 13, 2008
The only goal left for this season is to try win 3 straight.
Larry

AOL

#10 Jan 13, 2008
Has anyone seen John Paxson?? If you see him tell him to please blow up this team because it stinks.
Joe Cassidy says

Springfield, IL

#11 Jan 13, 2008
Thats why I moved out of Chicago, their sports teams are crap!
ron

Park Ridge, IL

#12 Jan 14, 2008
fire paxson!he's idiocy rub off on he's players and coaches
stillafan

Dyer, IN

#13 Jan 14, 2008
What's the problem with the Bulls? I've got two words for you: Ben Wallace. Until you remove that tumor, this patient will continue to die. It's no coincidence the two players who have been most critical of Wallace and his lazy ways never left the bench last night. It's Wallace's team, he's calling the shots, and their all AIR BALLS!
Bulls stink

Savoy, IL

#14 Jan 14, 2008
When the Bulls gave up on Skiles, I gave up on the Bulls. They make mistakes that even my high school coach would punish with an hour's worth of sprints. Skip these games and go watch a pick-up game at the Y.
Da Bears

Schaumburg, IL

#15 Jan 14, 2008
If you have bulls season tickets HAHA. Sorry but seriously HAHA. This team is pathetic and please why are people getting on Noce? Cause he plays hard and appears to be the only one trying? If you have something against white people then go after Kirk. Noce might not be the most talented player on the team but he brings it every night and I can say that noone else on the team can say that. If it came down to a last minute shot I would rather have Noce take it than anyone else on the laughabulls. He is the only one that has the balls to not wilt under pressure like Kirk, Ben and Loul Deng Superstar. This is why we need a star because these guys don't have the Testicular Fortitude to show up when needed.

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