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Vinny Del Negro, Dwane Casey waiting for Bulls' offer

There are 18 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 8, 2008, titled Vinny Del Negro, Dwane Casey waiting for Bulls' offer. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

On April 17, the day he fired Jim Boylan, general manager John Paxson said he preferred but wouldn't mandate previous coaching experience for his hire as the next Bulls coach.

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Jamie

Wayland, MA

#1 Jun 8, 2008
Casey is the leader the Bulls need. Glowing remarks from Garnett is huge. We need Casey to lead this young team and get the Bulls where KG is now!
Augustus

Skokie, IL

#2 Jun 9, 2008
Jamie wrote:
Casey is the leader the Bulls need. Glowing remarks from Garnett is huge. We need Casey to lead this young team and get the Bulls where KG is now!
I want some of what your smoking. Paxson has proved that we are a small-market, small-minded franchise after all.
Wisconsin Reader

Hayward, WI

#3 Jun 9, 2008
This is only Chicago, you know. How can we expect the Bulls to be able to hire a great experienced coach? We are out in the middle of nowhere ... No fan support ... Lousy stadium without skyboxes ... No history of ever winning ... No off court revenue for the players ... Team losing money every year ... Lousy practice facility ... We will be lucky if we can hire Vinny - a guy who never coached a high school game or Casey - a guy who coached one team to consistent losing records!

Chicago has to realize we are not a big market team like Charlotte - that's why they can afford Larry Brown as their new head coach. We have to take chances on guys who have never done anything.
Tony

Clermont, FL

#4 Jun 9, 2008
Well if your going to hire Del Negro you might as well bring Boylan back...Vinny shouldn't even be in the mix.
Wooly Bully

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Jun 9, 2008
Why does it not surprise me that the Bulls would hire a guy that is completely second tier and non-deserving of the gig?

The beauty of this botched operation is that whomever is hired will know that there were at least two other candidates the Bulls preferred. What a great - and thoroughly embarrassing - way to come into a new job....knowoing that you were at best the third choice.

Now all the Bulls need to do is mess up the first pick in the draft. Don't laugh, nothing is out of the realm of possibility with this franchise.

Nothing like having the draft's first pick (with two potential and developing stars available), and a head coach that isn't worthy of leading a good Division I college basketball program.
TJS

Vernon Hills, IL

#6 Jun 9, 2008
Everyone needs to just relax. Pax knows what he is doing. Try to listen to him when he talk. He is like Steve Stone of basketball who will explain things in very detail.

He will choose the right coach. Also, all the big name coach has to start some where before they become big. Example, when Phil Jackson took over the Bulls in late 80's he didn't have any head coaching experience.

Person with Larry Brown comment, do you know How many teams he has been on? How long he has been coaching? He has won only one ring. Also, do you know how his last two job ended?
Jay

Chicago, IL

#7 Jun 9, 2008
If the Bulls hire the Rifleman, I might buy tickets. Don't know if I could actually cheer for the Bulls, but Chuck Person is going to have success when/ where he's given a chance.

Chuck was going to be Donnie Walsh's success-in-waiting until my beloved Pacers brought in the dumb ex-Celtic that is running that team into the ground and then they moved Chuck to a coaching role.

In terms of player development, Ron Artest had his best on-court seasons with Chuck as his mentor. Bulls and Pacers fans know there is no hope for Artest's mental baggage, but if you separate the on-court performance from the off-court (and sometimes on-court) lunacy, that's the way to look at the impact of Chuck's coaching.
JesseDale1

Batavia, IL

#8 Jun 9, 2008
I don't like this at all, I still think Scottie Pippen should be the coach. If all the no name guys are getting a chance, Vinny Del Negro, Tyrone Corbin guys that won't even sniff the hall of fame, why is Scottie's name not mentioned. One of the 50 greatest player's, a hall of famer, 6 rings, 2 gold medals, plus played with one of the greatest player of all times for 9 years.
Mike

Nevada, MO

#9 Jun 9, 2008
Just hire somebody, OK? Then get some PLAYERS!
Greg

Pleasanton, CA

#10 Jun 9, 2008
Have they offered the job to Dave McGinniss yet?
Greg

Pleasanton, CA

#11 Jun 9, 2008
I'm sure Chuck is a fine Person but don't we deserve the best? I say hire John Wooden and win about 10 championships in a row. Lew Alcindor may even make a comeback.
Tom

United States

#12 Jun 9, 2008
JesseDale1 wrote:
I don't like this at all, I still think Scottie Pippen should be the coach. If all the no name guys are getting a chance, Vinny Del Negro, Tyrone Corbin guys that won't even sniff the hall of fame, why is Scottie's name not mentioned. One of the 50 greatest player's, a hall of famer, 6 rings, 2 gold medals, plus played with one of the greatest player of all times for 9 years.
How do you know Pippen can coach? Look at what an inept executive Jordan has been.
Fire Pax

Schaumburg, IL

#13 Jun 9, 2008
JesseDale1 wrote:
I don't like this at all, I still think Scottie Pippen should be the coach. If all the no name guys are getting a chance, Vinny Del Negro, Tyrone Corbin guys that won't even sniff the hall of fame, why is Scottie's name not mentioned. One of the 50 greatest player's, a hall of famer, 6 rings, 2 gold medals, plus played with one of the greatest player of all times for 9 years.
Pippen Can't even manage his money what makes you think he can handle a bunch of babbies??? Just cause he could play ball doesn't mean he has what it takes to coach or be GM or any other office position.
Fire Pax

Schaumburg, IL

#14 Jun 9, 2008
Has anyone else noticed the continious drop of coaching talent they are bringing in? Started with D'Antoni then Collins was going to be the Coach and now we maybe getting Dwayne Fing Casey...

The front office is totally inept at this point I just hope they turn in Rose as their Draft choice and it isn't too late like everything else they do.
Vicroy 27

Chicago, IL

#15 Jun 9, 2008
The Bulls have absolutely no imagination. This team had the equivalent of a dynasty not seen since the 1927 Yankees but they squandered the chance. You had the best coach in the league but you let him go for "Rycrisp" Tim Floyd. This franchise is completely lost.
Don Juan Damarco

Granger, IN

#16 Jun 9, 2008
Well actually, Casey didn't have a losing record. Before he was fired, too soon I might add, he had a team with very little talent playing 500. basketball in the dominant western conference. Know your facts before you formulate a thought.
MINISTER PATRICIA BONNER

AOL

#17 Jun 23, 2008
Please pick Dwane Casey as coach. He has the experience and knowledge to bring the Bulls to victory.

I knew his parent and I know they will be rooting for him in heaven.

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Fire Pax

Schaumburg, IL

#18 Jun 24, 2008
MINISTER PATRICIA BONNER wrote:
Please pick Dwane Casey as coach. He has the experience and knowledge to bring the Bulls to victory.
I knew his parent and I know they will be rooting for him in heaven.
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Bulls already have a head coach. Sad part is the top assistant coach is probably going to be a better coach than the head coach.

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