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Bulls can plan for future now that NBA season is going on without them

The Bulls are one of eight teams out of the NBA’s 22-team restart plan. That means the 2019-20 season is over, and they are out of the recruiting game that will inevitably take place. As for Jim Boylen, his future remains on thin ice.

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Bulls will be out for the restart and now can focus on the coach

The NBA is expected to approve the 22-team "bubble’’ in Orlando for the restart of the 2019-20 season, and those plans won’t include the Bulls. That means it’s time for some tough decisions to be made with the coaching staff.

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NBA presents players with plan to restart the season

The Bulls would not make the cut under the proposal.

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Adam Amin about to live dream as Bulls’ TV voice

In 2016, the Chicago-area native missed out on calling White Sox games. About four years later, he’ll become the voice for another hometown team.

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Bulls announce that Adam Amin will replace retired announcer Neil Funk

When the legendary Funk announced his retirement in October, the organization knew it had huge shoes to fill. Amin, a Chicago native, will get that opportunity.

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Michael Jordan, Bulls join sports world in speaking out on George Floyd’s death

The Hornets’ owner and Bulls COO Michael Reinsdorf and his wife, Nancy, released statements Sunday as the NBA tries to remain the loudest voice in the face of racism and injustice.

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From playoff talk to disappointing finish — Bulls’ season review

On media day in September, the talk throughout the Advocate Center focused on the Bulls returning to the playoffs. But with the league looking to restart the season in July, the Bulls will be left home.

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How bad is Chicago’s collection of pro coaches? Let’s just say we’re partying like it’s 1999

With all due respect to Matt Nagy and his terrific rookie campaign, the head coaching landscape with the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox has rarely, if ever, looked so bleak.

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Polling Place: Chicago’s best coach? Voters give the nod to White Sox’ Rick Renteria

Matt Nagy, who led the Bears to a 12-4 record in 2018, might’ve seemed a likely favorite among coaches and managers in the Big Four pro leagues. Instead, his candidacy knuckled off course and, in the end, double doinked.

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NBA hasn’t reached consensus on return-to-play plan

Commissioner Adam Silver is still collecting information on multiple options ranging from 16 to 30 teams returning to action.

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Bulls ready for the business of basketball ... whatever that may entail

With the NBA looking to come to a decision soon on how the rest of the 2019-20 season will play out, the Bulls prepare for all scenarios, starting with getting the Advocate Center reopened for essential personnel.

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Ticket from Michael Jordan’s NBA debut at Chicago Stadium sells for nearly $25,000

With Jordan on the mind thanks to "The Last Dance" documentary, there has been an increased interest in his memorabilia.

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Bulls who would most benefit from a restart? Guard Coby White anyone?

The NBA could have a much clearer picture on the conclusion of the 2019-20 season by Friday, and White headlines a list of Bulls who would benefit the most if the season continued in some manner.

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A decision on the NBA season likely won’t change Bulls coach Jim Boylen’s fate

The Bulls’ new-look front office of Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley would love the season to resume in some fashion to observe the interaction between coach and players for themselves. But even then, Boylen’s road to returning is filled with obstacles.

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Front-office changes could give Bulls advantage in draft — eventually

It’s uncertain when and how the NBA Draft will go down, but the Bulls could have one of the more prepared front offices around. Four heads are better than one.

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The man who took down MJ: Sky minority owner thought to be 1st to beat Michael Jordan 1-on-1 at camp

John Rogers almost blew the biggest game of his life, but his familiarity with Jordan’s mind games prepared him for that moment.

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Hall of Fame NBA coach, former Bulls star Jerry Sloan dies at 78

Sloan came to the Bulls as a player in the 1966 expansion draft.

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Jerry Sloan, the Bulls’ original tough guy

He wasn’t about the hoopla, either as a player or as a Hall of Fame coach. He wasn’t about his brand. He didn’t have one.

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Jerry Sloan remembered as ‘The Original Bull’

Sloan made his mark with the Bulls, becoming the first player in their history to have his number retired, before going on to a Hall of Fame coaching career with the Jazz.

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Bulls have decided to keep assistant coach Nate Loenser in the mix

A decision had to be made on Loenser with his contract expiring, and the team has opted to keep him on staff for at least one more season.

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How televised sports will be affected by coronavirus pandemic

Nearly every aspect of broadcasting will be altered to adhere to safety protocols. Here’s a look at three: announcers, production crews and crowd noise.

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Bulls fire head trainer Jeff Tanaka

With Tanaka’s contract up and a decision needed, new executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas decided to move on from the longtime trainer.

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We know the ending, but ‘Game 6: The Movie’ still a thrilling ride

"Game 6: The Movie" isn’t merely a rebroadcast of the 1998 Bulls-Jazz NBA Finals clincher. It’s a bit of a hybrid, as we see every minute of the game in real time, and we hear the calls of play-by-play man Bob Costas and analysts Doug Collins and Isiah Thomas as they were heard that day.

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NBCSN will rebroadcast Michael Jordan episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’

The Jordan episode will be broadcast on Monday at 7 p.m. and May 29 at 10 p.m.

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Bulls position breakdowns: Costly mistakes have hurt depth at center

He was warned by former assistant coaches that Cristiano Felicio was a bad investment, but ex-general manager Gar Forman dumped $32 million into the unproven commodity anyway. The roster is still reeling from that miscalculation.

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Horace Grant disputes Michael Jordan’s allegations that he was source for ‘The Jordan Rules’ book

The former Bulls star even calls MJ a ‘‘snitch’’ in a radio interview.

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One year after accident, Bobby Roundtree is working hard on his body — and on our minds

The former Illinois football standout is tweeting videos of his workouts and sharing words of inspiration with his followers as he battles back from a severe spinal injury.

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What if Michael Jordan joined Clyde Drexler with the Portland Trail Blazers in 1984?

Jordan and Clyde Drexler say they could have played alongside each other.

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ESPN to show film about Game 6 of 1998 NBA Finals 

ESPN will show "Game 6: The Movie" on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. after a rebroadcast of episodes 9 and 10 of "The Last Dance."

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‘The Last Dance’ finishes strong in viewership

Episode 9 on Sunday night averaged 5.9 million viewers, and the finale averaged 5.4 million, combining for a 10% increase from the previous week.

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From the archives: Reliving episodes 9 and 10 of ‘The Last Dance’

Here’s how the Sun-Times originally reported some of the topics covered in episodes 9 and 10 of the ESPN documentary "The Last Dance."

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Sixth trophy worth its wait — Jordan’s game-winner ends tough trip to title

From the archives: The Bulls win their sixth NBA championship.