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Joakim Noah Wins Defensive Player of the Year

  After several weeks of award speculation and several hours of Chicago based writers tweeting out about their sources, it’s official- Joakim Noah is the 2013-2014 NBA Defensive Player of the Year. This is Noah’s first major individual award and one that caps what has been a spectacular season for the 29 year old center. […]

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Nikola Mirotic Wins Copa Del Rey MVP

Nikola Mirotic is no stranger to receiving accolades. The 22 year old has won the Euroleague Rising Star award in two consecutive years (2011, 2012), the FIBA under-20 MVP in 2011, and the ACB MVP in 2013 all while being named to the All-Euroleague Second Team in 2013 and the All-ACB team in 2013. Time […]

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Gar Forman’s well-deserved award

From NBA.com: Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman and Miami Heat President Pat Riley are co-recipients of the 2010-11 NBA Executive of the Year award, the NBA announced today. In his 13th season with Chicago and second as its general manager, Forman saw the Bulls win a league-best 62 games, rookie coach Tom Thibodeau earn […]

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Tom Thibodeau: NBA Coach of the Year

It’s official. Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald writes: “In his first season as an NBA head coach, Thibodeau led the Bulls to the NBA’s best record at 62-20. That matched Paul Westphal (Phoenix, 1992-93) for the best record by a first-year coach. … He’s the Bulls’ fourth coach of the year, following Johnny “Red” […]

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Derrick Rose: Rookie of the Year

Here’s a piece of breaking news that should shock absolutely nobody: Derrick Rose is the NBA Rookie of the Year. From K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: “The Bulls have called a 2 p.m. news conference Wednesday to announce that Derrick Rose has won the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award. Rose joins Michael Jordan and Elton […]

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