Justin Holiday insisted on Friday that the team needs to handle this problem head on before worrying about moving past it.
A nightmare of a second quarter doomed the Bulls in the opener, but they at least saw some life from rookie big man Lauri Markkanen.
The third-year coach has made strides in the making sure his voice is heard department, and he doesn’t feel the need to further change that.
They will enter the game with Toronto obviously short-handed, but coach Fred Hoiberg is hoping just playing basketball will start the healing.
In Episode 4 of “Know Your Job, Do Your Job,” Bulls beat writer Joe Cowley discusses what led up to the punch, and why if falls on a familiar lap.
An eight-game suspension for Portis was just the beginning, as the front office and teammates try to hold together what was a positive culture.
According to Bulls players – former and current – the Portis punch had been building, and was a further sign of distrust with GM Gar Forman.
“By driving this tax to one of the highest in the country, Chicago will lose concerts,” the teams said in a joint statement.
With one punch the Bulls lost two forwards for Thursday’s opener in Toronto, as Mirotic is headed for surgery and Portis a suspension.
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Oddsmakers at My Top Sports Books put Hoiberg as the 5-to-4 favorite among Chicago coaches or managers to be fired first.
Pitino has $44 million remaining in salary and bonuses in a contract extension through the 2025-26 season.
Many of the Bulls’ good defensive moments the last few years have been because of the Thibodeau effect. Now it’s time for Boylen to show his worth.
The Bulls have built a last-place roster heading into the season, but they are definitely not alone as it will be a fight to be bad in the East.