Jan 31, 2012 1:01 PM EST
Phil Jackson’s next title will be on the cover of his new book.
Penguin Press says Tuesday that Jackson, the Hall of Famer who won 11 NBA championships as coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, is writing his memoir called “Eleven Rings.”
The book is tentatively scheduled to be out next year.
Jan 31, 2012 10:45 AM EST
Derrick Rose was still fuming Monday after missing potential go-ahead free throws and a last-second jumper against the Heat on Sunday.
"I'm just hurt not for me but for the city of Chicago," Rose said. "Knowing how big that game was not only to me and the organization but to our fans. That's a rivalry. You have your best player, and he has the opportunity to take the lead and I didn't come through. The only thing I can do is hope the fans stick with me and stay with me. I promise I won't let them down again."
Rose vowed to make up it next time.
"That's something I live for," he said. "I think of my legacy. I want people to think of me as a clutch player, someone that always came through a majority of the time when they were on the court. Yesterday, it hurt a little bit but it will help me in the long run."
Jan 30, 2012 10:05 AM EST
LeBron James successfully guarded Derrick Rose during the final minutes of Miami's 97-93 win over the Bulls on Sunday.
Rose helped lead Chicago back into the game with a 13-2 run during the middle of the fourth quarter. But James then clamped down on Rose, limiting his ability to drive the lane.
Rose scored 34 points on 28 shots in the game.
“[Rose] is an unbelievable talent,” James said. “He’s a great player, and a great person. I always take the challenge, and it’s good to be out there playing against him knowing he’s one of the best in the league.’’
Rose settled for two three-pointers and went three minutes without attempting a shot.
“That’s the luxury that we have,” said Chris Bosh of the James-Rose matchup. “Those floaters were tearing us up. And [James] was able just to kind of keep [Rose] out of the paint.’’
James defended Rose for large stretches of last season's Eastern Conference Finals.
Jan 30, 2012 10:01 AM EST
Dwight Howard was recently approached about his perceived unwillingness to play with Derrick Rose and the Bulls.
"If I could play with Derrick right now and God wanted that to happen, it will happen," Howard told the Tribune. "It has nothing to do with me not wanting to play with Derrick Rose. I love him. That's my brother.''
Howard said their status as Adidas athletes is not a factor.
"It has nothing to do with Adidas," Howard said. "In fact, Adidas would love that because me and Derrick have the same guy."
Jan 28, 2012 11:23 AM EST
Luol Deng tore a ligament in his left wrist last Saturday against Charlotte. He elected not to have surgery and plans to play as soon as he’s able.
“It’s a day-by-day thing. I would say right now probably a week away, maybe more,” Deng said. “It’s hard to tell. It’s definitely a bad injury, but I really believe I will be back soon and doing everything.”
Deng’s statement seemed to contradict a report that he planned to play on Sunday at Miami. But even Deng admitted he’s not sure when the wrist will be well enough to play in a game.
“If I’m able to go on Sunday, I’ll go,” he said. “I’ve never put an exact date on it. I’ve got to make sure I rehab and get this down so it doesn’t keep coming back. I don’t want it to be a recurring problem.
Jan 28, 2012 11:18 AM EST
The Bulls released reserve point guard Mike James early Saturday, dropping their roster to 13 players again.
This could pave the way for the Bulls to add a reserve big man, which general manager Gar Forman has alluded to as far back as training camp.
Leon Powe and Joel Przybilla are two players with whom the Bulls have had conversations to bolster a frontcourt which currently has Luol Deng out.
Jan 27, 2012 10:09 PM EST
Derrick Rose, known for his calm demeanor, made his displeasure known on Wednesday night after the Pacers defeated the Bulls 95-90 at the United Center.
“I’ll never forget how they celebrated just from winning this game,” Rose told reporters. “I can’t wait to play them again.”
The Pacers handed the Bulls their first home loss of the season and gained a measure of revenge for their first-round playoff loss last spring. Including the 2011 postseason series, Indiana hadn’t won at Chicago since March 22, 2008, a stretch that included nine-straight defeats.
“I don’t think we did anything outside the box,” David West, who just signed with the Pacers last month, told RealGM on Friday night. “I thought we handled the game the right way, finished it the right way. Obviously you share the locker room area, so maybe he heard some guys come in happy after winning a game. One of the hardest things to do is just to win a game in the NBA. We were able to get one; it didn’t mean any more or less than any other game this season.”
Roy Hibbert, who has been with the Pacers the last four seasons and has lost a lot of games in Chicago, admitted that winning there was somewhat special.
“It’s not like we ran over there and took off our shirts or anybody stormed the court,” Hibbert told RealGM. We hadn’t won there in like 10 games, which is like four years, so you have to at least give us that. Nobody was over there doing anything crazy, but I understand losing and never wanting to have that feeling. It would have been different if it was a close game and we had already won there several times. I can understand where [Rose] is coming from, but you have to understand the situation – how long it had been since we won there.”
Jan 27, 2012 10:23 AM EST
Luol Deng is making "great progress" in his rehabilitation from a torn ligament in his left wrist, Bulls GM Gar Forman said Thursday night.
So much so that he may be back on the floor in time for Sunday's showdown against the Miami Heat.
Deng, who has been optimistic about his recovery time all week, is hopeful he'll be back much sooner than most expected.
"When he's physically able to play is when he'll play," Forman said during a charity event at the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls on Thursday night. "He's obviously made great progress this week. He's been on the floor. He's doing some shooting. He's doing some handling. When he feels, and we feel, he's physically ready to step back on the floor, he'll be back on the floor for us."
Jan 26, 2012 10:24 AM EST
The Bulls lost for the first time at home this season, dropping a 94-90 decision to the Pacers.
"I'll never forget how they celebrated just from winning this game," Derrick Rose said in the locker room. "I can't wait to play them again."
The next meeting between the two teams is on March 5.
Jan 25, 2012 10:28 AM EST
Luol Deng will try to play through a torn ligament in his left wrist that sources say doctors suggested he have surgery to repair.
"I know it sounds terrible, but I really think I'll be fine," Deng said.
Deng even is telling teammates he hasn't ruled out playing in Sunday's game against the Heat, though that seems unlikely after Tom Thibodeau conceded Deng is "going to be out awhile."
"It's going to be painful at times, but I will have to deal with it," Deng said. "The soreness has gone down a lot in two days. Every day I will keep treating it and see if I can get rid of the soreness.
"We have a very good chance of doing something special. I feel that without the surgery I will be fine. I just know what I can and can't do with it. I think I will be very effective out there. We're going to try to control how sore it gets. Everybody's body responds differently. I'm very confident I'll be able to handle it."
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