| Oct 14, 2008
| 10:58 PM
Drew Gooden was speaking casually the other day about Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro, and as often happens with the gregarious forward, the conversation took a humorous turn.
"As long as you work hard," Gooden said with a mischievous smile, "you can take...
| Feb 28, 2009
WASHINGTON — For the country's sake, let's hope President Barack Obama's stimulus package is more effective than his pep talk to the Bulls.
For the Bulls' sake, Friday night had better serve as the nadir if the playoffs and progress are goals.
| Mar 1, 2009
It is a word tossed about so often in sports that not enough weight is attached to it.
Every team strives for it; few master it. The Bulls play with it like a kitten pushes around a ball of string.
But Saturday night, they at least...
| Mar 4, 2009
CHARLOTTE — The depth that defined the impressive victory over Orlando and desperation that underscored the comeback victory over Houston weren't here Tuesday night.
Listlessness and sloppiness replaced those elements as the Bulls succumbed...
| Mar 5, 2009
The team chairman can call the season "a disaster" and "embarrassing," as Jerry Reinsdorf did as recently as five weeks ago.
The first-year coach can sit the star rookie for fourth-quarter stretches, drawing a rebuke from the general manager. That...
| Jan 24, 2009
So eager to see some sign of life in his listless team, Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro said Friday morning that he actually appreciated Ben Gordon's apparent show of disrespect the day before.
"[It was like] a conversation at the table, a little Sunday...
| Mar 12, 2009
ORLANDO — Maybe it's time to go bowling again.
For the sake of Earl Anthony's memory, let's hope the Bulls were better at their off-day diversion than they were playing basketball Wednesday night when they stunk up Amway Arena in a 107-79 pasting...
| Mar 14, 2009
PHILADELPHIA — A news release touting the history of the 42-year-old Spectrum, which housed its final NBA game after a 13-year hiatus Friday night, said it's still unknown if the building will come down by implosion or other means.
| Mar 15, 2009
New Orleans is a certified NBA playoff team and the Bulls are an aspirant, so there was an appropriately serious feel to Saturday night's United Center exercise before a sellout crowd of 22,135.
Chris Paul is an established All-Star point guard and...
| Mar 18, 2009
The Bulls are battling for a playoff spot. The defending NBA champion Celtics are chasing greatness.
The drama that unfolded at the United Center Tuesday night belied the disparity between those goals.
When the Bulls' 127-121 victory ended, their...
| Mar 22, 2009
The Lakers began a season-long seven-game trip Saturday night at the United Center, and any longtime Bulls fan knows that means time for Phil Jackson to pass out books to his players.
"Kids don't read anymore," Jackson said. "They just watch things. I...
| Mar 24, 2009
WASHINGTON — Start practicing the chant, the one that pairs Detroit with a word that rhymes with pucks. Maybe break out some Bill Laimbeer footage for good measure.
Whatever serves as motivation, Tuesday's home game against the Pistons suddenly...