New Bulls coach Del Negro says he'll ...

New Bulls coach Del Negro says he'll start with defense

There are 32 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 11, 2008, titled New Bulls coach Del Negro says he'll start with defense. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

With his family looking on and the opportunity he wanted ahead of him, Vinny Del Negro exuded the substantive confidence that led general manager John Paxson to make him the 17th head coach in Bulls history at ...

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Why Cry Now

AOL

#21 Jun 11, 2008
Wow, the Bulls have hired a Negro as their Coach !

Since: May 08

Orland Park, IL

#22 Jun 11, 2008
i agree with you bully this guy will be good especially cuz he can communicate with players and like he said hell hire a good staff cuz our assistants sucks so hell make us good and rose will come so yea hinrich will be gone duhon will be dropped gordon prolly leave so well tdade for a post scorer so bulls to be contenders just watch guys
Michael P Coy

Oswego, IL

#23 Jun 11, 2008
Sounds like Pax is still stuck on his drafted players, not a good sign.
Well at least Vinny has a Hottie Wife to go home to after Paxson Passes on Rose Because in Capt Kurt he trusts and also Vin showing that he can be Railroaded into anything Ole Jerry wants like keeping 2 cheap coaches and not paying squat for the new ones added.
james

Schaumburg, IL

#24 Jun 11, 2008
a few things to think about the bulls coaching circus. it always comes down to money. does anybody really think reinsdorf was going to pay d"antoni that kind of money after skiles was still owed big money . as for collins frienship was the easy way out.he was going to want more than they are paying vinny. remember reinsdorf was the guy who said after he signed jordan to his big contract that he would be sorry he ever gave him all that money
Goodfella

Princeton, IL

#25 Jun 11, 2008
Del Negro says get off this board & go get your F------ shine Boxes ya' stutterin' Pr---- ya'.
Goodfella

Princeton, IL

#26 Jun 11, 2008
Del Negro says during press conference at the Bert HO center: What the F--- is so funny about me??
dorothy tillman

AOL

#27 Jun 11, 2008
eyes thinks this is a racist hiring!whys tha bull no hire a blacks coach! someone likes isah thomas!

eyes gonna calls the rev. jesse jacksons!
Doug

Chicago, IL

#28 Jun 12, 2008
Unbelievable...
Fire Pax

Schaumburg, IL

#29 Jun 12, 2008
Guess what no trades are comming. Did you here Pax say we have alot of real good players and that Vinny is going to work with them. Pathetic I really can't say anyone on that roster is good not to mention really good. Guess Pax got his yes man.

This roster will be a mess if no trades are made and the only thing that sucks the most is old Jerry is never going to fire Stand Pax.
Orlando Woolridge

Bloomingdale, IL

#30 Jun 12, 2008
All the above .... ridiculous over-reactions. As one learned observer opined, a coach rarely makes a difference and even if they do, it's transient and short-lived. The burn-out cycle and alienating fan time is getting shorter and shorter in today's digital world. Skiles had credibility for maybe 2 years, but it was dissolving fast and his dry, humorless style of media interaction was very off-putting. What some of us rant and rave about in these "airwaves" is all about respectability and as our brothers in Japan say "face". This is Chicago, not Cedar Rapids or French Lick. Even if the Bulls aren't doing well, you need a coach that has a certain gravitas and recognition to generate entertaining media conferences and commentary both from the local guys and the "big guns" at TNT-ESPN, etc. Carlisle, D'Antoni and Collins have the background, knowledge and ability to articulate that placed them into a more elite group. They will get you that air-time on ESPN or NBA Fast-Break. They have a way of drawing attention and making salient points about their teams, basketball, etc. I wish VDN nothing but the best; thought he handled the news conference yesterday in stellar manner, despite the typical rude treatment from the local sports media. Isn't it getting old to hear these old farts on the radio airwaves treating a new sports figure with contempt when they think they have their fans behind them .... and when they hide behind that canard "our fans know to not take us seriously ... that sports isn't to be taken seriously". Problem is, sports are taken seriously by far too many folks and they know it. Problem is there is way to much dead air time to fill and far too many sports stations on the air and far too many morons and half-wits who are ready to get behind the mic. I think I'm digressing a tad here. I think I've made my point.

“Think First, Speak Second”

Since: Jun 08

Washington D.C.

#31 Jun 12, 2008
As a professional in these matters, let me clue you in a bit about head coaches and their rhetoric.

The more they use adverbs (words that end in -ly like tremendously, greatly, wonderfully, etc.) the weaker and more incompetent they are.

Listen and you can hear a lot.
Fire Pax

Schaumburg, IL

#32 Jun 13, 2008
pro_who_knows wrote:
As a professional in these matters, let me clue you in a bit about head coaches and their rhetoric.
The more they use adverbs (words that end in -ly like tremendously, greatly, wonderfully, etc.) the weaker and more incompetent they are.
Listen and you can hear a lot.
Pax says that all the time. "I feel we have really good players." BS they have shit on their roster right now and everyone knows it but him and possibly his douche Vinny.

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