Note: This originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune on June 29, 2007
Winning is an intoxicating feeling, something John Paxson knows well after celebrating NBA titles as a player and assistant coach.
His desire to do the same as Bulls general manager led him down a familiar path Thursday night.
In each of his four NBA drafts with picks, Paxson has selected a player from an NCAA Final Four participant. With this year's ninth overall selection, he added two-time NCAA tournament champion Joakim Noah to a draft resume that includes Kirk Hinrich, Ben Gordon, Luol Deng and Tyrus Thomas.
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