I tend to agree…

…with Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald: “Can everyone please stop writing about John Calipari and the Bulls? It’s not going to happen and these stories exist only to coax Kentucky into giving him a raise. The guy is an excellent recruiter of high school talent, not an NBA coach.”

After all, here’s what Calipari had to say about the situation via an audio post on Lexy: “All right everybody, calm down. Take a breath. People can say whatever and rumors and throw and … let me just tell you, I am happy to be the coach at Kentucky. I love it. I’m having a ball.”

He could be posturing, of course, but I don’t think so. So why doesn’t he just come out and say he is absolutely, positively not interested in the Bulls coaching job in any way, shape or form? Why, because that could hurt his bargaining leverage at Kentucky.

Anyway, after the Vinny Del Negro experiment, I would think the front office would want a proven NBA coach…and proven at the college level is not the same thing.


10 Responses to I tend to agree…

  1. Ryan May 7, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    Calipari is a snake, and has much more leverage at the college level (ie Memphis, Rose) to ‘bend the rules’ or position himself for a better contract. Stern would bankrupt him in the NBA. You still give credit where credit is due – he is a good/possibly great COLLEGE coach.

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    Enigmatik May 7, 2010 at 4:58 pm #

    Thank you. Calipari makes ZERO sense for the Bulls. He wasn’t a good pro coach. Great recruiter for college, but that kind of thing isn’t going to fly in the NBA.

    By the way, Gar Forman should be slapped for even fixing his mouth to say that the team doesn’t have a list of candidates for this head coaching position. If the Bulls ever win another championship, it most likely will be in spite of the front office.

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    Savage May 7, 2010 at 7:10 pm #


    I think you are right on target. Our front office has to be one of the most embarrassing bunch of mentally challenged individuals I have ever seen. It seems they try to use the glory of the past as justification for being on a high horse and thinking they are better than everyone else, when in reality they are one of the worst run front offices in the NBA.

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    bullsfandom May 7, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    He wasn’t a good pro coach I agree that he is a big fat liar, but he did bring a Nets team starring Keith van Freakin’ Horn to an 8th seed his one full year in Jersey. He won 47 games that year, and the next year he kinda got a raw deal what with the shortened season, an injury to Sam Cassel, and KvH being KvH and was fired half way through the season.

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    joe May 7, 2010 at 10:55 pm #

    I couldn’t believe how much space the tribune gave to this silly story. Calipari should send them flowers.

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    felipe garcia May 8, 2010 at 4:43 am #

    I don’t know which fan is saying that they would love to have John Calipari as the Bulls new head coach Matt??? but, me personally I would rather have Byron Scott as the Bulls new head Coach. He is a pretty fix in what the Bulls want to do with having D.Rose as the center piece. (Hint: he coach two great all star players: Jason Kidd & Chris Paul and they where both able to take their games to the next level by helping improving their teammates with more assist.)

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    Trm3 May 9, 2010 at 7:18 am #

    A big NO on Calipari. His name always pops up when we need a coach..which is every 2 years, lol

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    BULL4EVER May 9, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    Calipari would be the best fit for a young rising team like Chicago,but John Calipari may stay with Kentucky because he is totally happy in Kentucky.The Bulls are in zero rush to find a suitable coach at the time being and it’s totally understandable because Chicago should be in a rush to find the best suitable free-agent like Chris Bosh,if he leaves Toronto or any other free-agent besides Bosh that best suits this Chicago team.GO BULLS.

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    dlouis May 9, 2010 at 7:03 pm #

    The only thing Calipari has got going for him is a relationship with LeBron and good name recognition. He sounds like he’d be a good fit in New Jersey, but been there done that.

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    DJ May 10, 2010 at 4:28 am #

    I agree with that Felipe Garcia guy about Byron Scott. He should be the Bulls new coach. For sure he will help improve everyone on the team especially D. Rose since he has a great resume for improving Point Guards.

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