Introducing Sidney Green: Big Man Coach

Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald reported that the Bulls have hired Sidney Green as a big man coach. I know, I know…you’re probably wondering, “Sidney who?” But believe it or not, Green was drafted by the Bulls in the 1st round (5th pick, 5th overall) of the 1983 NBA Draft. Of course, there’s more […]

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Derrick Rose…and his SAT tutor?

A few days ago, NBA Offseason posted this picture of Derrick Rose and Rainn Wilson (a.k.a. Dwight Schrute of The Office). Apparently, it was taken on the set of an upcoming NBA on TNT commercial. I hope they’re pantomiming scissors, because Wilson could seriously use a trim. I also hope this picture goes over better than […]

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Not-so-random numbers from the 2008-09 season

To prepare myself for the upcoming season, I decided to take a look back at the numbers that shaped the 2008-09 campaign. These stats came from the 2008-09 NBA Season Summary at Basketball-Reference.com. Field Goals Made / Attempted: The Bulls ranked 8th in field goals made (3126) and 5th in field goals attempted (6846). Only the Knicks, […]

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Michael Jordan-signed Thriller cover!

If you’re currently struggling to deal with the intense and complex emotions surrounding both Michael Jackson’s untimely passing and Michael Jordan’s induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame, then I may have the perfect way for you to express your feelings: by buying this Thriller album cover signed by both of them: There’s no question that […]

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Jordan’s speech

Supposedly, Genghis Khan once said: “The greatest happiness is to vanquish your enemy, to drive him before you, to see his cities reduced to ashes, to see those who love him shrouded in tears, and to gather into your bosom his wives and daughters.” I don’t know if Michael Jordan ever studied Genghis Khan, but he […]

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MJ, the Bulls and the Hall of Fame

Have you ever been hanging out with your friends in a crowded bar where the music was blaring and everybody was screaming over everybody else? In those situations, it’s almost impossible to hear yourself think let alone communicate effectively. Well, that’s what writing about Michael Jordan feels like right now. His induction into the Naismith […]

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Deng wants the 2016 Olympics in Chicago

Well, going into the 2009-10 season, we know one thing for sure about Luol Deng: his interviewing skills haven’t atrophied during his long layoff. First he talked to CNN about a variety of topics, then he spoke with Billy Dec of ChicagoNow about the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid. What do you suppose the chances are […]

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Deng to be ready for the preseason

In a recent CNN interview, Luol Deng talked about what’s on his iPod (“Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Jay Z and Andre 3000. So basically hip-hop.”), his favorite food (“I like Sudanese food, I like Egyptian Food, I like Italian food…I’m very open.”), and the basketball player who most inspires him (“I’m a big fan of […]

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Derrick Rose: Defensive sieve?

In my scouting report on Derrick Rose, I criticized the kid’s defense. Well, By The Horns reader Tony C. felt that I didn’t criticize it strongly enough…so he left a rather illuminating comment that perhaps explains why Rose struggled so mightily on defense: ——————————————————————————————————————- I’d say that your analysis is fairly accurate, with one glaring […]

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