VINNY FEELS GOOD ABOUT STUFF
The Bulls are kind of a mess.
Ben Gordon showed his frustration on Thursday. It might be just one incident and it might have been overblown by the media, but it signifies that there is a deeper issue with the Bulls.
Most observers point out that the basketball they play is sloppy, their team defense is garbage and it doesn’t look like the players respect the coach.
Del Negro defended himself (video can be seen here) and had this to say:
“You need a lot of talent and dedicated guys. And when you have young guys who have had as many injuries as we’ve had, there are going to be inconsistencies. That’s just part of the business. Defensively, we’re getting a little better. I feel good about stuff.”
He’s the only that feels good about stuff.
And while John Paxson’s selection of Derrick Rose could be his saving grace, his pick of Vinny Del Negro as coach might be his demise. With the entire second half of the season to play, things could get ugly. If the upper management decides that Del Negro has to go, here’s guessing Paxson goes with him. Most owners don’t like to pay a coach that isn’t there, and they certainly don’t want the guy that hired him to find them a new one.
[tags]Chicago Bulls, John Paxson, Vinny Del Negro, Ben Gordon[/tags]