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    Bulls coach Scott Skiles has lost his job as a result of his team's slow start.

    The Bulls have lost three of their last four games and were booed throughout Saturday's home loss to the Rockets. Despite high expectations, the Bulls (9-16) have the third worst record in the Eastern Conference.

    "This was a difficult decision to make, but one that was necessary at this time," general manager John Paxson said in a statement Monday. "Scott helped us in many ways during his time with the Bulls; most importantly, he helped this franchise get back to respectability. I am appreciative of his hard work and the imprint that he left on our team."

    The Bulls said no decision has been made on a replacement for Skiles.

    Ben Wallace said Saturday he would welcome personnel changes if it would help the club.

    "That's one of those things that goes along with this league," said Wallace. "Change is not always bad. If everybody wants to be here we have to step it up and go out there and play basketball."


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    Default Scott Skiles is OUT in Cbicago...

    Per ESPN Radio, Paxson has announced he is 'relieved of his duties'.

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    Default BULLS FIRE SCOTT SKILES

    Scrolling like crazy on ESPN.

    Can we sign him as a backup PG?
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    Can we sign him as a backup PG?
    Ha. My first thought too. He's a hoosier boy, right? Be good for the box office.
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    ha. I saw we started our threads exactly at 5:34. Is that a PD record?
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    Bulls fire coach Skiles; no replacement named yet

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    Updated: December 24, 2007, 12:37 PM ET

    Bulls coach Scott Skiles has lost his job as a result of his team's slow start.

    The Bulls have lost three of their last four games and were booed throughout Saturday's home loss to the Rockets. Despite high expectations, the Bulls (9-16) have the third worst record in the Eastern Conference.

    "This was a difficult decision to make, but one that was necessary at this time," general manager John Paxson said in a statement Monday. "Scott helped us in many ways during his time with the Bulls; most importantly, he helped this franchise get back to respectability. I am appreciative of his hard work and the imprint that he left on our team."

    The Bulls said no decision has been made on a replacement for Skiles.

    Ben Wallace said Saturday he would welcome personnel changes if it would help the club.

    "That's one of those things that goes along with this league," said Wallace. "Change is not always bad. If everybody wants to be here we have to step it up and go out there and play basketball."

    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.


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    Default Re: Scott Skiles is OUT in Cbicago...

    Kind of surprising. Good news for us though, at least for this season.

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    A bit Grinchy for me.
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    And yet Isiah Thomas still has a job . . .

    Yo Jimmy - and this time, when a coach gripes about the lazy players that don't play defense, let him go until he gets some hard working players that WILL play defense.

    Or you could just Larry Brown him.
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    Kind of surprising. Good news for us though, at least for this season.
    Huh? Chicago losing Skiles isn't good news for us, it's bad news. Now the team will all get on the same page for a new coach and play better ball. If they would have kept Skiles they would have continued their tailspin.

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    Scott wasn't the problem but maybe the players did bail them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naptownmenace View Post
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    Scott wasn't the problem but maybe the players did bail them out.
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    Does this mean Grace is w/o a team again?

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    Man, day before Xmas. Not like it'll put him in the poor house I s'pose.

    I think it's the right move. Even if they hadn't had this disastrous start I never saw Skiles as a championship coach. Of course, Doc Rivers may be a championship coach after this season.

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    On the one hand, a new coach usually does give a team a short-term boost.

    On the other hand, who is Chicago going to go after that will improve them by the end of the year? Who's out there? Carlisle?
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    Does this mean Grace is w/o a team again?
    It means that grace has League Pass for nothing. She also has an unused 2008 Chicago Bulls calender and a fashionable Bulls t-shirt (only worn about 4 times) for sale.

    I suppose it's an over reaction to say that my Christmas is ruined, but it sure feels that way.

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    Does anyone see talks of Gordon, Deng, or Hinrich increasing?

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    Does anyone see talks of Gordon, Deng, or Hinrich increasing?
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    You want 'em you can have them.
    Wow.....I'm really surprised by your reaction....I'm not sure if you are joking or not.

    Do you think that it was Skiles fault that the Bulls are playing like the way they are now?

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    Is it the Players fault?

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    Is it a little of both the Players or Coaches fault?

    I'm asking only cuz you would probably have a better insight then most of us....and I'm gonna be bored for the next 2 days until we play the Hawks
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    Does anyone see talks of Gordon, Deng, or Hinrich increasing?
    Not necessarily now, but when the trading deadline comes around and they're even worse than they are now, yeah.

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    My Pitch:

    There's only one Wallace left on our team and Tayshaun is a nice guy.

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    Wow.....I'm really surprised by your reaction....I'm not sure if you are joking or not.

    Do you think that it was Skiles fault that the Bulls are playing like the way they are now?

    or

    Is it the Players fault?

    or

    Is it a little of both the Players or Coaches fault?

    I'm asking only cuz you would probably have a better insight then most of us....and I'm gonna be bored for the next 2 days until we play the Hawks
    Before Scott got fired I was to the point I didn't care who they traded, not even Deng. The only people on the team that amount to anything are Joe Smith and Andres Nocioni.

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    On the one hand, a new coach usually does give a team a short-term boost.

    On the other hand, who is Chicago going to go after that will improve them by the end of the year? Who's out there? Carlisle?
    OMG, this would seriously be a nightmare for me. I love Rick and I do not want to be handing out "I told you so"s at the Pacers' expense. Detroit already got nearly F'd on a Rick deal, don't add Indy to the list.

    But back to this, speaking of I told you, remember all the tank supporters who used Chicago at the model of how to do it, build with picks, etc? Remember others who used Skiles as the model of how to do it, to keep it tough, smart, whatever else was thought of him?

    Down in flames. So much for that formula being the way to win. Was it worth all those years of losing just to get kinda okay again, fail to match expectations and then return to losing and firing the coach?

    No thanks, I'll take Pacers .500 for the win, especially when every 4-5 years you go to the ECF. Heck, I'm a lot happier to be a Pacers fan right now than a Heat fan too, even with their title. And then there's the Cavs and a top stud pick and a Finals appearance, now being boo'd at home as well. Maybe Mike Brown is the next head to roll.

    Then Mike can join Rick in Chicago and make me physically ill as the Bulls turn it around and knock of Detroit in a surprise comeback.


    In other words, there's a lot of ways to do it and none of them is right or certain, and ALL COACHES can struggle. Jay's fav (and mine) Jeff VG - fired, Aldeman not showing anything more. Skiles, gone. Larry Brown, flopped, made an *** of himself and gone. Mike Brown, the guy that "was smart enough to play Tinsley", struggling. Pat Riley, ready for another health retirement.

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    I wonder if Pippen or Jordan would ever coach....

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