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Rumor: Bill Self to coach Bulls next season

Rumor: Bill Self to coach Bulls next season

On Friday’s episode of The Daily Line Podcast with Tim Murray, sports handicapper Brandon Lang dropped a bombshell, stating that he had on good authority, who would be the next head coach of the Bulls.

The biggest rumor mill that I found out today from a very reliable source, [is] that Bill Self will be leaving Kansas at the end of the year to become the head coach of the Chicago Bulls.

-Brandon Lang 

After 14 straight Big 12 Championships, Lang stated that Self will be ready to finally walk away from the Kansas job and test the NBA waters.

The Jayhawks struggled with tons of injuries and eligibility issues this year, including senior Lagerald Vick, who has been away from the team and back home in Memphis while on “indefinite leave”.

In terms of the Vick matter, Self has stated that Vick will be back “Whenever he gets his stuff handled, we’ll welcome him back”.

And though Self has deftly navigated all the hurdles that has come at KU this season, it still wasn’t enough to overcome the rest of the very strong and deep conference. Kansas’ 14-year Big 12 title streak was ended after a blowout loss to the Oklahoma Sooners. That loss again highlighted the depth issues on the team and the lack of development from freshman guard Quentin Grimes.

The Bulls current head coach, Jim Boylen, is under contract through the 2019-20 season. He also received a raise to a salary more in line with NBA head coaches in early January, after acting as head coach while still working on an associate head coach deal.

'Rodman: For Better or Worse' 30 for 30 will debut on September 10

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'Rodman: For Better or Worse' 30 for 30 will debut on September 10

On Friday ESPN revealed that the next film in their award-winning 30 for 30 series will focus on the life of former Bull and Hall of Fame forward Dennis Rodman. 

The film—which is titled "Rodman: For Better or Worse" will detail Rodman's journey to becoming a Hall of Famer and five-time NBA Champion. The documentary will detail Rodman's difficult upbringing in Dallas, his dominant run at Southeastern Oklahoma State and his development into one of the greatest rebounders in NBA history. 

While Rodman is no doubt one of the greatest talents in NBA history, he is just as famous for his intriguing and oftentimes shocking off the court exploits. Rodman: For Better or Worse will discuss Rodman diving into international diplomacy issues and all of the deeper reasons behind him becoming the interesting character that we know him as today. 

The documentary will feature interviews from former teammates and coaches of Rodman's, including Bill Laimbeer,  John Salley, Isiah Thomas, Michael Jordan, and Phil Jackson. 

Rodman: For Better or Worse will be directed by Todd Kapostasy. 

Kapostasy is a seven-time Emmy Award winner. He wrote and directed 2016 documentary 'Confessions of a Cubs Fan: A Century of Waiting', which focused on the idea that winning isn't everything in sports amid the backdrop of the Cubs winning the 2016 World Series.

“Rodman: For Better or Worse” released on September 10, at 8 p.m. CT

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Coby White becomes first rookie in NBA history to understand his NBA2K rating

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Coby White becomes first rookie in NBA history to understand his NBA2K rating

It's that time of the year when every fan and player loses their mind over arbitray video game ratings that mean nothing.

That is, unless you're Coby White.

The rookie found out his rating for NBA 2K20 in a video posted to Twitter on Thursday and, much to the delight of this author, was pleased with his 76 rating.

"It's solid," White told Ronnie 2K. "Everybody be wanting their grade to be higher than what it is but I haven't played a game in the league yet so I understand why it's a 76. But I feel like after the season it'll be higher."

White said he hopes he can get his rating up to at least an 80 by the end of the season. Bulls fans would be pleased with that development, too.

White also said he was happy with his likeness in the game, which you can check out below.