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Here's the Van Gundy anti-Bulls management rant

Daily Herald (mikemcgraw) — During the ESPN broadcast of Friday's Bulls-Mavericks game in Dallas, analyst Jeff Van Gundy blasted Bulls management and stood up for coach Tom Thibodeau. Van Gundy is entitled to his opinion, but he obviously has a bias. Thibodeau was an assistant coach for Van Gundy in both New York and Houston. The two remain close friends. Van Gundy was referring to a claim that Thibodeau had lost his...
  • 158 days ago
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Spain hits a snag on road to USA showdown

Daily Herald (mikemcgraw) — That USA-Spain gold medal game everyone assumed would cap off the FIBA World Cup? Well, it won't happen. Spain was upset by France 65-52 in Wednesday's quarterfinal round. With the host team eliminated from medal contention, the final four is set: USA vs. Lithuania on Thursday and France vs. Serbia on Friday. Defense carried France to the surprising victory, outscoring Spain 23-9 in the...
  • 295 days ago
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Report: Hawks minority owner wanted Ferry fired for Deng comment

Daily Herald (mikemcgraw) — The Atlanta Hawks storyline was already strange, but additional information has surfaced about the comments about ex-Bull Luol Deng reportedly made by Hawks GM Danny Ferry. The Atlanta Journal Constitution and WSB-TV in Atlanta are reporting a letter was sent by Hawks minority owner Michael Gearon asking for the resignation or termination of Ferry. According to the reports, Ferry spoke to...
  • 297 days ago
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Atlanta Hawks scandal reportedly grew from offensive Deng scouting report

Daily Herald (mikemcgraw) — The strange NBA story of the weekend had its roots in a poorly-worded scouting report on free-agent target Luol Deng, according to Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson self-reported a racially-insensitive e-mail he wrote a few years ago, which was made public on Sunday. The subject of the e-mail was his thoughts on how to attract more affluent customers to Hawks games, which is...
  • 297 days ago
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For Team USA, FIBA World Cup is about waiting for Spain

Daily Herald (mikemcgraw) — Feel the basketball excitement in the air? No? That's understandable, since FIBA, the governing body of international basketball, decided to wait until the opening of American football season to begin the renamed World Cup of Basketball. The event begins tomorrow (Saturday), with Team USA battling Finland in Bilbao (2:30 p.m., ESPN). That's the first of five games in six days for the U.S....
  • 307 days ago
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Preseason alert: Bulls vs. Cavs in Buckeye country

Daily Herald (mikemcgraw) — The Bulls have not yet released their preseason schedule. But Cleveland did on Friday and it features a game against the Bulls on Monday, Oct. 20 in Columbus, Ohio at the Schottenstein Center. This is relatively late in preseason, so fans may get a reasonably good look at the expected Cavs trio of LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving playing together. The Cavaliers are playing LeBron's...
  • 328 days ago
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Rose excels on first day of Team USA camp (with video)

Daily Herald (mikemcgraw) — Derrick Rose took to the court in Las Vegas on Monday as Team USA opened training camp in preparation for the FIBA World Cup next month. The NBA sent out a couple of video clips from practice. One featured Rose dunking with two hands on an inbounds play and the other saw the Bulls guard scoring on a drive to the basket while getting fouled. "The strength in his leg is great. His explosion is...
  • 339 days ago
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Noah addresses offseason

Daily Herald (mikemcgraw) — Joakim Noah hosted an event in the city Friday. His charitable organization, the Noah's Arc Foundation, unveiled a public service announcement urging Chicagoans to take a stand against violence. The 60-second clip features Noah and teammate Derrick Rose, as well as renowned rapper Common, a Chicago native. Noah also talked about the Bulls' summer, which so far has included missing out on...
  • 342 days ago
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Carmelo: "I was flip-flopping between Chicago and NY."

Daily Herald (mikemcgraw) — Carmelo Anthony talked about his free-agent recruiting experience in an article. Here's a synopsis: He doesn't care about money, tough decision, was pretty much always between Chicago and New York, and ultimately he believes in Phil Jackson. We already knew it's never about the money, right? Here's a link to the full article: ...
  • 342 days ago
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Why are Bulls suddenly hot on Kevin Love?

Daily Herald (mikemcgraw) — Kevin Love to the Bulls doesn't make a ton of sense. I've talked about this several times before. The clear trend in the NBA is perimeter stars win championships. San Antonio, Miami and Boston were outside-oriented. The Lakers won two titles with the standard, two-star format – one inside (Pau Gasol) and one outside (Kobe Bryant). Love, Gasol and Joakim Noah on the same roster would give the...
  • 344 days ago
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Bulls' summer squad lost without McDermott

Daily Herald (mikemcgraw) — The Bulls' run of summer-league success ended with a thud Saturday. They lost to Sacramento 80-61 while rookie Doug McDermott sat out with a foot injury. Whether this injury is significant or an excuse to end McDermott's summer workload isn't clear right now. The rookie from Creighton played in four summer games, averaging 18 points, 4 rebounds and 2.8 assists, while shooting .442 from the...
  • 347 days ago
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McDermott struggles, but Bulls keep winning

Daily Herald (mikemcgraw) — The Bulls stayed perfect at the Las Vegas summer league Thursday night by beating the 76ers 79-68. Rookie Doug McDermott had his first off night of the summer, hitting 3 of 10 shots for 11 points. Tony Snell continued to stand out, though, scoring 18 points. Thursday's win was something of a breakout game for second-round draft pick Cameron Bairstow, who finished with 18 points and 8...
  • 349 days ago
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Bulls try to extend summer dominance Thursday night

Daily Herald (mikemcgraw) — The Bulls will try to continue their summer league mastery tonight (Thursday) when they open the playoffs against the 76ers at 9 p.m. Central time in Las Vegas. This game is not scheduled to be aired live on NBA TV, but will be shown at 8 a.m. Friday morning if you're interested. The Bulls are the No. 1 playoff seed after rolling to a 3-0 record. They won the three games by an average of 24.7...
  • 350 days ago
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Another free agent surprise: Lance Stephenson to Charlotte

Daily Herald (mikemcgraw) — Already the defending champs in the East lost their best player when LeBron James returned to Cleveland. Now the team that lost in the Eastern Conference finals has lost a starter. Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson reportedly agreed to join the Charlotte Hornets for $27 million over three years. There were reports the Pacers offered Stephenson a similar annual salary over four seasons,...
  • 351 days ago
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Free-agent update: Pierce pulls late-night surprise

Daily Herald (mikemcgraw) — The Washington Wizards lost starting forward Trevor Ariza to Houston on Saturday and moved quickly to land a surprising replacement. Paul Pierce joined the Wizards late Saturday night, taking a two-year deal for the mid-level exception (around $11 million total). The Bulls discovered during the playoffs that Washington is on the rise and Pierce, who turns 37 in October, is an interesting...
  • 354 days ago
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