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Don't mind him, Vinny Del Negro, Byron Scott is just measuring the Bulls' coach office space

Apr 22, 2010, 12:23 AM EDT

You do realize that this was the most dominant franchise in sports 13 years ago, right? That this is the Chicago Bulls? The standard of excellence in the NBA for a decade, give or take a Jordan retirement? And now, down 0-2 to the top seed, dealing with the ramifications of their GM shoving their coach who was supposedly going to be fired five months ago, they’ve got more distractions.

ESPN Chicago is reporting that Byron Scott told a local radio program that he “wouldn’t hang up on the Bulls” if they were to call about their head coaching position. Which is currently taken. By the coach, coaching them in the playoffs.

You have to like how absolutely no one is giving the coach that has gotten them to the playoffs in consecutive seasons even a half-ass assumption he’ll be back next season. Vinny Del Negro has done a number of things wrong this season and has pretty much been in over his head since the start. At the same time, you don’t plan for the funeral before the body’s cold, and especially not when the body has to figure out a way to try and stop LeBron James.

But getting past the ridiculousness of VDN’s position and how obvious it is that Scott’s already put out feelers to see if the job will be available, how would Scott fit in in Chicago? Scott helped Chris Paul become arguably the league’s best point guard and has a healthy respect for the veterans that many feel Chicago needs to augment their young core. That said, you also have to be concerned with how quickly he lost the Hornets. This team from multiple insider accounts seems to be completely disconnected from VDN and you don’t want to just be back where you are in three years.

Either way, for as bad as Vinny Del Negro is, he’s kind of getting screwed here. Again.

  1. dlouis - Apr 22, 2010 at 11:36 AM

    All year, I’ve felt for Vinny. They took his best shooter, his players couldn’t keep healthy, no one gave him any credit and he still found a way to guide the team to the playoffs. Needless to say, he’s gone this summer, but I think he’ll catch on somewhere, he seems to have a good NBA network.
    With that said, I really hope the Bulls win this series. That would really throw a wrench in Paxson’s plans.

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