Bulls Beat #140 released

Bulls Beat #140 - Season wrapup

A wrap up of the season, the playoffs with the cavs,
the latest on the coaching search, and some light discussion on 2010
free agency.

Filed under: Podcast

Tags: bulls beat, chicago bulls, podcast


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  • I was looking for something to listen to while I work out. Great timing as usual Doug.

  • In reply to WearShades:

    I've now listened to the Podcast. I'm sure Mr Happy will be ecstatic that you told someone (anyone) to man up. The one thing I was hoping to hear from you was who you think the next coach of the Bulls should be, and who you think it will be. Regardless, another great listen.

  • I think he's the people's choice.

  • I don't think I'm impressed with any of the available guys. Byron Scott in particular because he's had two teams quit on him after some real success. I'm sure that happens to a lot of coaches, but his teams were relatively successful when they gave him the middle finger.

  • In reply to jamatokwu:

    Well then the question is who you'd rather have? I doubt they go with someone who hasn't been a head coach in the NBA before, and that leaves the retreads. Of those, I can't think of someone I'd choose over Scott.

  • In reply to WearShades:

    Therein lies the problem. There's VDN, who I think has done a above average job with the cards he was dealt, then there are the retreads. In my view, you stick with a team and coach that are growing together for at least another year. The Bulls' story should be quite familiar to everyone by now. By most accounts, the only reason why VDN would be let go is because he and mgmt don't get along.

    Sure he hasn't mastered the Art of Coaching in two whole seasons yet, but he's had moderate success with limited resources. Given the trajectory of Rose and Noah I don't think most FAs would say "that coach is not a winner, I'll never go there". Unless they're targeting the Lakers, Spurs, Celtics or Bobcats no other team has a championship winning coach either. For all the good seasons respected coaches like Sloan, Karl, Adelman and D'Antoni have they haven't won anything. I obviously don't think VDN is on their level, but this coaching controversy / drama is so stupid, FAs should be more worried about mgmt than who the coach is. Their history with coaches in general is infamous.

  • In reply to WearShades:

    IMO this whole coaching decision stuff is so childish, this whole 'incident' is about the same story as I hear from my kids in kindergarten. He hit me, no I didn't, yes you did etc. Sadly it will take down a coach and/or a gm. And nobody will ever know exactly why.
    The timing also is pretty bad, I would take the decision depending on which free-agent is coming here. I wouldn't want to hire a coach now and then have the problem that our targeted free agent doesn't want to play for that particular coach. And another thing is that there is no top headcoach available right now. Is there anyone that is clearly better than Vinny? Not really. We need someone with good X's and O's but we could get that in an assistant too. The only guy who I like but is possibly out of consideration because of no head coaching experience is Monty Williams. Would we go after him? Probably not. Is he better than Vinny? Who knows.

  • In reply to rodman:

    here is some stuff on him

  • In reply to rodman:

    I feel we need a good game manager who keeps players on an even keel during ups and downs. I am not saying VDN is the guy, but how is it to setup some end of the game plays for a person who has been in the NBA for 15/20 years.
    The other thing I am not aware of is..How much does VDN listen to his assistants? If the head coach knows his limitations and can listen to his assistants...that's a good team.
    That said, VDN should go if Paxson stays. It looks their relationship is damaged plus I am not sure how VDN is perceived by the free agents. The hope is somebody like Byron Scott have learned that they are not the smartest guy in terms of X's and O's and will rely on the assistants. Whatever anybody thinks of Lovie Smith, you never hear any of his a big list of players say anything bad about Lovie. We need someone with a similar temperament but a little better in game planning..

  • In reply to rodman:

    I appreciate your commitment to blogging about the Bulls daily. One of the worst part about exiting the playoffs is none of the sites I read have any Bulls info anymore !

    Just thought I'd let you know its appreciated, keep up the good work. Oh, and im probably not alone in loving the podcasts. Alwyas good for me to play in the background while im doing other things.

  • In reply to rodman:

    Im telling ya Doc Rivers contract is up this year. If the Celts lose here in the 2nd round, he may be wanting to get out of there. The team has been showing there age a lot here this year. Plus him being from Chicago is also a good thing.

    Heres my list of order

    Doc Rivers
    Byron Scott
    Thibidou (Celtics Assistant, Defensive minded coach)
    Avery Johnson
    Jeff Van Gundy
    Tom Izzo
    Coach K
    John Calpari (Maybe)

  • In reply to rodman:

    Csharp the problem with Rivers is that him and VDN are friends do you really think Rivers will go to the team that just mistreated and physical abused him? why would you want to torture yourself like that? Plus Rivers has been saying all year that the bulls should keep VDN and give him a chance.

  • In reply to rodman:

    Would love to invite you Chicago fans to an all Chicago sports messageboard. We could use more posters so check it out and post some with us! Discussion, news, articles for all Chicago teams...Bears, Bulls, Cubs, Sox, B'hawks.

    If you love to talk and read about Chicago sports, this is your home!

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