Tuesday , May , 13 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Jerry Reinsdorf Irked by Mike D’Antoni’s Dealings

Calmly yet meticulously in a Monday night phone interview, Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf detailed the sequence of events that led to Mike D’Antoni spurning the Bulls for the Knicks.

Befitting his law background, Reinsdorf pegged matters to the minute, saying he’s still waiting for D’Antoni to return his call placed at 10:05 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on Saturday.

"I’m disappointed in him," Reinsdorf said. "I don’t know what else we could’ve done. He chose to go to New York knowing there was a good chance we would make him an offer. If he had really wanted to be in Chicago, he would’ve waited. Instead, he misled us. It’s not the end of the world, but it is somewhat rude." [Chicago Tribune]