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*Superman*
05-03-2010, 05:01 PM
Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro met with chairman Jerry Reinsdorf on Sunday, but he won't be keeping his job.

Del Negro will be fired on Tuesday, with one season and $2 million remaining on his guaranteed three-year contract, according to the Chicago Tribune.

In his meeting with Reinsdorf, Del Negro tried to fight for his job, citing the grow of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah and two consecutive playoff berths, but nothing changed.

The Tribune first reported back in December that the Bulls would fire Del Negro at some point.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-spt-0503-bulls-del-negro-chicago--20100502,0,5606912.story

Can't say I'm surprised. Anyone think another team will pick him up?

GSW Hoops
05-03-2010, 05:03 PM
What exactly did they expect from the Bulls this season with so many injuries?

On the bright side, he gets to get paid $2 million to relax on the couch next season :)

Iodine
05-03-2010, 05:04 PM
High school substitute time!

RipVW
05-03-2010, 05:05 PM
This is old news in the Bulls forum. LOL

Southsideheat
05-03-2010, 05:06 PM
What exactly did they expect from the Bulls this season with so many injuries?

They expected him to take up space while they still pay Skiles. They gave him an opportunity to coach when he had zero experience, he should be grateful.

ko8e24
05-03-2010, 05:11 PM
Well, now the Bulls, Nets, Sixers, Clippers and Hornets coaching positions available. And possibly Charlotte depending on what Mr. fickle decides to do. Any other teams I'm missing?

Catfish1314
05-03-2010, 05:14 PM
If Noah doesn't miss 18 games and Rose doesn't get hurt, play hurt, and even miss some time, the Bulls are definitely at least a borderline 50 win team this year. And with our long list of deficiencies, that's impressive.

VDN's offensive sets were about as complex as a middle school team's but you can't argue wit the half decent results he managed to come up with this year.

Tom Thibadeau or please just someone who has coached in the NBA before.

asandhu23
05-03-2010, 05:16 PM
Who's going to be their next coach?

Pierzynski4Prez
05-03-2010, 05:22 PM
byron scott i am hoping for

*Superman*
05-03-2010, 05:23 PM
Scott would be a good coach for them.

What about Avery Johnson?

pacofunk64
05-03-2010, 05:29 PM
^^Phil Jackson baby.

Slimsim
05-03-2010, 05:33 PM
I can see the Bulls getting Byron Scott

Draco
05-03-2010, 05:49 PM
What exactly did they expect from the Bulls this season with so many injuries?

On the bright side, he gets to get paid $2 million to relax on the couch next season :)

What exactly? Who knows.. but what, in general? Read the article. It doesn't appear to have anything to do with what might be affected by injuries


Forman worked closely with Del Negro last summer, meticulously detailing management's desire for tougher defense and more teaching and accountability. Thus, management would dispute any claims of confusion of what was expected of Del Negro.

NastyRud
05-03-2010, 05:50 PM
What exactly did they expect from the Bulls this season with so many injuries?

On the bright side, he gets to get paid $2 million to relax on the couch next season :)

I think the 3rd year was a team option.

mwoodri
05-03-2010, 05:55 PM
I am not a huge Vinny fan, but the list of available coaches is rather underwhelming outside of Phil, IMO. I would hire whoever Rose, Noah, and Bosh want...

RipVW
05-03-2010, 05:56 PM
I can see the Bulls getting Byron Scott


Forman worked closely with Del Negro last summer, meticulously detailing management's desire for tougher defense and more teaching and accountability. Thus, management would dispute any claims of confusion of what was expected of Del Negro.

Considering Scott was fired for being too hands off, he doesnt make a lot of sense.

Ovratd1up
05-03-2010, 06:03 PM
Chicago is firing him not because he didn't meet their expectations or do a candid job while he was here. He did, and handled many obstructions rather admirably to get the team to the playoffs for two straight seasons. But this doesn't necessarily make him a good coach. He consistently made several citable bad decisions as coach and just isn't what the Bulls are looking for to put their championship-aspiring future in his hands.

zambo4president
05-03-2010, 06:08 PM
Yes!

The[chi][town]
05-03-2010, 06:12 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-spt-0503-bulls-del-negro-chicago--20100502,0,5606912.story

Can't say I'm surprised. Anyone think another team will pick him up?

i think he could get a spot as an assistant

defender4m
05-03-2010, 06:20 PM
Good move. Now they will most likely bring in a good coach with experience to help lure a FA to chicago.

D Roses Bulls
05-03-2010, 07:49 PM
good they should fire paxson too. vinny is not a good coach, he himsef has cost the bus at least 5 or 6 games this season with his bad decisions.

ldc62
05-03-2010, 08:33 PM
Avery Johnson would be the right choice. But if they get Bosh then why not pair him up with Sam Mitchell (Doubtful).

D Roses Bulls
05-03-2010, 08:39 PM
I WANT SCOTT SKILES BACK. it was stupid to fire him in the first place

ManRam
05-03-2010, 08:49 PM
David Aldridge just said it was official on TNT.

Catfish1314
05-03-2010, 09:09 PM
Byron Scott had a lot of the same problems VDN had. The offenses he ran didn't have enough variation or complexity to them. And for the record, he was fired for a reason. Don't think just because the Hornets have had several seasons derailed by injuries the last few years, Scott was not also at fault.

*Superman*
05-03-2010, 09:15 PM
David Aldridge just said it was official on TNT.

Of course it's officail ManRam I posted it!

Only if DA had sources like me :rolleyes:

chisox721
05-03-2010, 09:29 PM
jeff van gundy please

D Roses Bulls
05-03-2010, 09:31 PM
Of course it's officail ManRam I posted it!

Only if DA had sources like me :rolleyes:

:clap: were all lucky superman is so close by ;)

D Roses Bulls
05-03-2010, 09:32 PM
Hi radiant!!!!

RadiantShot
05-03-2010, 09:33 PM
Good news for Bulls fans. If they can get a guy like Avery Johnson in there, along with a better slasher, or some key bench players, they could go further.

RadiantShot
05-03-2010, 09:34 PM
Hi D Rose! Nice to see you again! I got unbanned yesterday! :)

D Roses Bulls
05-03-2010, 09:35 PM
Hi D Rose! Nice to see you again! I got unbanned yesterday! :)

YAY...... thank you PSD

sargon21
05-03-2010, 11:58 PM
i didnt want him fired???

iFYouSeekAmy
05-04-2010, 12:04 AM
Hi D Rose! Nice to see you again! I got unbanned yesterday! :)

It was strange scrolling through pages and pages for every thread, not finding any LMFAO or LOL or ROFL posts..

ldc62
05-04-2010, 01:48 AM
Why do Bulls fans want him gone? He led them to 2 back to back playoffs.

abe_froman
05-04-2010, 03:08 AM
Why do Bulls fans want him gone? He led them to 2 back to back playoffs.
because he wasnt a good coach,x+o's,rotations,ect. were not his strong suit.but he was a good players coach to have

ko8e24
05-04-2010, 03:16 AM
Well, I think it is officially Tuesday all around the world.

Is Vinny Del Negro Fired Yet?

Costra_Nostra
05-04-2010, 03:26 AM
I don't know how to react. His seems like a good guy and decent coach, and he does know how to utilize his players depending on their availability. It's a miracle that Chicago made the playoffs with everything that happened over the year, and he does deserve credit. But that 40-point blunder can't be looked passed. Best of luck VDN.

Procision
05-04-2010, 03:27 AM
I WANT SCOTT SKILES BACK. it was stupid to fire him in the first place

The players stopped playing for him, something had to be done.

D1JM
05-04-2010, 03:36 AM
What exactly did they expect from the Bulls this season with so many injuries?

On the bright side, he gets to get paid $2 million to relax on the couch next season :)

It's a third year team option and we r not picking it up cuz we r concerned about the ozone layer. He uses up alot of hair spray on his hair, thus endagering the human species and rose iq. I know alot of fellow bull's fans will never find the true answer as to how much hair spray he uses but I think we can move on. In addition we r sorry for the altercation that happen between paxson and vinny but all the hairspray got vinny high and affected his judgement

Red222
05-04-2010, 03:39 AM
It's a third year team option and we r not picking it up cuz we r concerned about the ozone layer. He uses up alot of hair spray on his hair, thus endagering the human species and rose iq. I know alot of fellow bull's fans will never find the true answer as to how much hair spray he uses but I think we can move on. In addition we r sorry for the altercation that happen between paxson and vinny but all the hairspray got vinny high and affected his judgement

it wasnt a team option we do have to pay him

Voodoo Alchemy
05-04-2010, 03:39 AM
you take your team to the playoffs twice and you get fired. what do you get if you win a title? a one year extention?

paxson is a pussi. he got pushed around by vinny so runs to the owner and demands his firing. the bulls are a joke, they have been ever since the jordan/pippen/jackson era ended. for heaven's sake, they were considering hiring dantoni at one point.

Red222
05-04-2010, 03:43 AM
you take your team to the playoffs twice and you get fired. what do you get if you win a title? a one year extention?

paxson is a pussi. he got pushed around by vinny so runs to the owner and demands his firing. the bulls are a joke, they have been ever since the jordan/pippen/jackson era ended. for heaven's sake, they were considering hiring dantoni at one point.

vinny was bad the bulls handled it badly but we needed some1 better thats just how it is

JayW_1023
05-04-2010, 05:07 AM
I don't think Vinny deserves to be fired. It was impressive how he got the Bulls to the postseason while in disarray. He didn't do a bad job at all for a first time coach.

D Roses Bulls
05-04-2010, 05:11 AM
The players stopped playing for him, something had to be done.

yea and what happen after he left? they shouldnt of listen to wallace and gordon who doesnt play D and see what he did for them when he was hired. they over achieved when they first hired him and that was cause of skiles