Bulls fire Scott Skiles

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  1. buddahfan

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    There is a poll currently running on the Yahoo NBA front web page.

    The question is:

    Who should the Bulls hire as their next permanent coach?

    The popular choice is:

    Drum Roll.

    Pound for Pound. LOL

    NBA on Yahoo! Sports - News, Scores, Standings, Rumors, Fantasy Games

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    I love Larry, but I think the NBA has had enough Larry Brown to last a long, long time.

    I used to think that firing people at Xmas is cruel, but not so much anymore. We spend the first 6 months of the year paying taxes, I would hate to get fired in July, when my taxes are all paid up!

    Breathing is good. A big dead rotting Low is absolutely no good to us!
     
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    Well, the interim coach will coach the team through the end of the season.
     
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    I thought Z was still putting up decent numbers, but I'll admit that Shaq and Ben have not shown much so far.
     
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    Not everyone in America celebrates Christmas.

    When TMZ saw Kareem last week walking down a street in N.Y. they caught up with him and wished him a Merry Christmas.

    He scowled at the TMZ reporter and said.

    "I don't celebrate Christmas"

    This is true. Cap is Muslim.

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    LOL

    I think i'm the only one who would be absolutely terrified if they hired LB as their coach. He's a nutcase yes, but a damn good playoff coach. I feel like we would have the most difficult time beating them (more so that we do already :))
     
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    If they wanted a relentless defensive dictator, they would have just kept Skiles.

    The players stopped responding to his motivation techniques.
     
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    Pistons already beat an LB team back in 03 when he was with the Sixers.

    Depends on what LB they get. If they get the one we had in 03/04 then he could really shape that team up. Given they way he is most of the time, clashing with the front office and whatnot, I can't see Paxon going for it.

    Of course its going to have to wait until next year in either case. Be intestesting if they even make the playoffs this year.
     
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    Paxson should be the one going as well. He built this team. He signed Ben to that horrible contract. He drafted another Ben prototype in Noah. He gave up Aldridge. He gave up on Chandler. I could go on...
     
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    agreed.
     
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    Trading Aldridge and not re-signing Chandler were two huge mistakes.

    By keeping Aldridge + Chandler instead of getting Thomas + Wallace, the Bulls would be a much better team AND would have saved $4.7M per year, which would be available to sign other players.

    Aldridge + Chandler = 29.2 points/ 18.5 rebounds/ and .555 fg%

    Thomas + Wallace = 10.8 points/ 13.4 rebounds/ and .373 fg%

    If the salaries were reversed, it would still be a no-brainer.
     
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    I didn't realize how far Ben Wallace has fallen. His rebounding is now 28th in the NBA at 8.4 per game. Even McDyess (204) has more rebounds than Ben (201). Perhaps Skiles took more blame than he deserved...
     
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    Perhaps Ben is still looking for the right coach.
     
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    The Bulls need more help than a good coach!
     
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    You're probably right.

    Thinking about it more, the CHI players have proven that they're not mentally touch at all. LB might be more likely to break them than anything else. Although, he does have insider knowledge of our players though.

    Looks like it doesn't matter this year anyway.
     
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    Apparently the one immediate change that Boylan is making will be to move Gordon into a Manu role off the bench, with Duhon replacing him in the starting lineup. Paxson says here that he wants to see the younger guys play more (I think that mostly means Thomas and Noah)...BUT...only "if things don't start to turn around to where we play better and win more games." Bulls fans want those guys getting more of Big Ben's minutes right now, so they aren't likely to be very happy with this.
     
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    I still maintain that Noah is way over rated.

    Other than his running ability and ability to jump up and down and wave his hands in the air to get the crowd psyched up, I was not impressed with his game when he was at Florida.

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    Noah is probably the Varejao type of the player - high energy, some hops, gets the boards and quite limited offensively. It wasn't what Chicago needed already having Thomas and Wallace. Don't you think they'd love to have someoneo like Stuckey to penetrate and dish to all their shooters?
     
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    Are you suggesting that we trade Flip Murray to the Bulls for Noah? Great idea.
     
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    Only if he promises to give free tennis lessons to Palace personnel.

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