Tuesday , Mar , 11 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

The Chicago Bulls Might Try and Land Jerry Sloan


This is more than the collapse of a reclamation project. This is the symbolic crumbling of basketball’s old school, a sacred place guarded diligently through the years by John Paxson until his assembled kids turned on him and his 1980s clinic. All he ever wanted from his young multi-millionaires was defense, hustle, selflessness and work ethic, but the fantasy lasted only for a hiccup.

Sunday night in Michigan, it again was drowned out by more laughter on the bench in the final seconds of another loss, as mentioned on the ESPN broadcast by Dan Shulman and Doris Burke. Such is what the Bulls have become, a 25-38 farce that has made a mockery of the Paxson way, discipline, professionalism and a disgusted city that wanted dearly to believe in them last spring but has come to dislike them as the twentysomething goof-offs they are. Click here for more the Chicago Sun Times.