The Chicago Bulls must have had enough of head coaches being fired on christmas eve, as they now have given head coach Vinny Del Negro to mid-january to get his act together:
From Ken Berger
Rather than push the panic button too early and send the surrender
message to the players, GM Gar Forman and advisor John Paxson were
telling confidants that they preferred to give Del Negro until
mid-January to prove this season was going somewhere.
So the Bulls have given Del Negro another month to prove his worth. The coach with no former coaching experience is earning a league-low $2 million a season and has been given a lot of chances this season. The Bulls are 10-16 and the team have had a ton of blow-outs and embarrasing losses. The 35-point loss to Sacramento last night and the loss at home against New Jersey stands out.