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Bulls 'Leaning Toward' Replacing Jim Boylen As Head Coach

Bulls 'Leaning Toward' Replacing Jim Boylen As Head Coach

The new Chicago Bulls’ front office “have had detailed discussions with players and retained personnel from the previous regime and were getting enough mixed reviews that they were leaning toward starting with a new coach” writes Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. Arturas Karnisovas recently replaced John Paxson and Gar Forman and will make the decision on whether to fire Jim Boylen. A source reiterated to the Chicago Sun-Times that Michael Reinsdorf won’t try to influence the decision on Boylen…

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Lauri Markkanen Wants To Sign Extension With Bulls

Lauri Markkanen Wants To Sign Extension With Bulls

The future of Lauri Markkanen with the Chicago Bulls has been an uncertain question as he becomes eligible for an extension this offseason. The Bulls changed over their front office by hiring Arturas Karnisovas, so Markkanen will also be judged by a new regime. Markkanen went on the record, however, by indicating his interest in remaining with the Bulls. “I want to stay in Chicago and sign an extension (with the Bulls), no question. I love this city,” said Markkanen….

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Netflix: 23.8 Million Households Outside Of U.S. Watched 'The Last Dance'

Netflix: 23.8 Million Households Outside Of U.S. Watched 'The Last Dance'

23.8 million households outside of the U.S. have watched “The Last Dance,” according to Netflix. Netflix bases its streaming numbers on whether a member has watched a show for a minimum of two minutes. The last two episodes of “The Last Dance” averaged 5.6 million viewers on ESPN. “The Last Dance” is set to launch on Netflix in America on April 19th. Full article @ Netflix: 23.8 Million Households Outside Of U.S. Watched ‘The Last Dance’ Source:…

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Jerry Reinsdorf At Peace With How Bulls' Dynasty Ended

Jerry Reinsdorf At Peace With How Bulls' Dynasty Ended

Jerry Reinsdorf pitched Michael Jordan on returning to the Chicago Bulls for the 98-99 season just a few days into the lockout. “Don’t say anything now,” Reinsdorf told Jordan. “We’re in a lockout. We don’t know how long this lockout is going to go. Let’s get to the end, and maybe I can talk Phil [Jackson] back into it. Maybe after … maybe he’ll change his mind. So don’t say anything.” Jordan reaffirmed he wouldn’t play for anyone except Jackson,…

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RealGM Radio: Ben Taylor On The Last Dance

RealGM Radio: Ben Taylor On The Last Dance

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Ben Taylor of Thinking Basketball and the COVID Daily News podcast (@ElGee35) break down The Last Dance. They discuss the narratives that shaped the story, Scottie Pippen’s place on the Bulls and in NBA history, whether the Bulls could have run it back in 1998-99 and much more. Sponsored by BetOnline Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed. Full article @ RealGM Radio: Ben Taylor On The Last Dance …

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Michael Jordan Was Willing To Re-Sign With Bulls For 98-99 Season

Michael Jordan Was Willing To Re-Sign With Bulls For 98-99 Season

Michael Jordan said he was willing to sign a one-year contract with the Chicago Bulls after the 97-98 season in an attempt to win their fourth straight championship. “If you asked all the guys who won in ’98 … ‘We’ll give you a one-year contract to try for a seventh,’ you think they would’ve signed? Yes, they would’ve signed,” Jordan said. “Would I have signed for one year? Yes, I would’ve signed for one year. I’ve been signing one-year contracts…

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Game-Worn Pair Of Air Jordan 1s Sell For $560,000 At Sotheby Auction

Game-Worn Pair Of Air Jordan 1s Sell For $560,000 At Sotheby Auction

A game-worn pair of Air Jordan 1s from 1985 sold for $560,000 at a Southeby auction. The two Nike sneakers, in size 13 and 13.5, featured Chicago Bulls colorways. They were originally estimated to go for as high as $150,000. The pair of sneakers came from the collection of Jordan Geller, the founder of Shoezeum. Full article @ Game-Worn Pair Of Air Jordan 1s Sell For 0,000 At Sotheby Auction Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

Arturas Karnisovas, Marc Eversley Reportedly Leaning Towards Replacing Jim Boylen

Arturas Karnisovas, Marc Eversley Reportedly Leaning Towards Replacing Jim Boylen

Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley have received mixed feedback on the performance of Chicago Bulls coach Jim Boylen, and are leaning to replace him for next season, according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. Cowley adds that several key players reportedly ripped Boylen to Karnisovas and Eversley. The Reinsdorfs, along with former vice president of basketball operations John Paxon, would like Boylen to remain as head coach. Full article @ Arturas Karnisovas, Marc Eversley Reportedly Leaning Towards…

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Steve Kerr 'Not Proud Of' Fight With Michael Jordan

Steve Kerr 'Not Proud Of' Fight With Michael Jordan

The next episode of “The Last Dance” will feature a practice scuffle between Michael Jordan and Steve Kerr. “It’s not something I’m proud of,” Kerr said of the incident. “It is something that happens from time to time on most teams during the season. Guys get into it during practice. It’s just part of high-level competition. But it’s very, very strange to know everybody’s hearing this story and talking about it and then I’m going to be on camera talking…

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Bulls Hire Pat Connelly, JJ Polk To Front Office Positions

Bulls Hire Pat Connelly, JJ Polk To Front Office Positions

The Chicago Bulls have added Pat Connelly and JJ Polk to the team’s basketball operations department – Connelly as Vice President of Player Personnel and Polk as Assistant General Manager. Connelly will primarily be responsible for the structure and processes of the scouting department, and Polk will primarily be responsible for strategic planning and salary cap management, in addition to being involved in all player personnel matters. “Pat and JJ both bring valuable experience that will enhance our basketball operations…

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