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Bulls will still be well represented in Olympics

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Bulls will still be well represented in Olympics

ATLANTA The way much-maligned Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer gets criticized by some observers these days, one would think he hadnt won a national championship at Duke, been a two-time Western Conference All-Star or won a 2008 Olympic gold medal alongside the likes of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.The last accomplishment, in particular, is a rarity and something nobody will ever be able to take away from him, but according to reports, Boozer wont have the opportunity to duplicate the feat in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.According to reports, Boozer, along with Pistons small forward Tayshaun Prince, recently-signed Suns sharpshooter Michael Redd and Mavericks veteran point guard Jason Kiddthe latter will reportedly be invited back to serve in some sort of coaching capacity, a role he fulfilled with the gold medal-winning 2010 USA World Championships squad, of which Bulls point guard Derrick Rose was a part of has already been ruled out of consideration for the 2012 team.In fact, besides Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, no players who didnt play on either the 2008 Olympic team or the 2010 World Championships group will be up for consideration to play in London.The Bulls will still be well-represented, as Luol Deng will play for the host country, Great Britain, Joakim Noah will play for France, which qualified after finishing second in last summers FIBA EuroBasket tournament and Rose is a near-guarantee to make the USA team.

Bulls Talk Podcast: Vincent Goodwill on the Bulls near boycott of practice and the future of the team

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Vincent Goodwill on the Bulls near boycott of practice and the future of the team

Yahoo national NBA insider Vincent Goodwill joins Mark Schanowski and Kevin Anderson to discuss the wild first week under Jim Boylen and what it means for the future of the team.

1:25 - Vinnie on the Fred Hoiberg firing and how he was on a short leash this season

2:15 - On Bulls players approaching the NBA Players Association with concerns over Jim Boylen

4:00 - On Boylen’s relationship with players as an assistant coach

5:40 - On how close Bulls players came to boycotting practice on Sunday

7:30 - If Boylen can maintain his current approach the entire season

10:30 - On front office’s response and how much is orchestrated above Boylen

12:30 - Impact of new ‘leadership committee’ on the team

15:45 - The national perception of the Bulls organization

17:30 - Impact of this week on free agency and organization’s plans next summer

19:20 - On Zach LaVine and how Boylen has handled the team’s leading scorer

21:50 - More on the impact on free agency, and how free agents view the Bulls

23:00 - Is Boylen the head coach of this team next season?

24:10 - On the Bulls short-term future and simmering resentment

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Jim Boylen formed a leadership committee- yes, you read that correctly

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Jim Boylen formed a leadership committee- yes, you read that correctly

Leila Rahimi, Jordan Bernfield and Harry Teinowitz join David Kaplan on the panel.

0:00- Bryce Callahan's season is likely over. How will that affect the Bears defense? And will the Bears win the division Sunday or lose again to the hated Packers?

7:00- Jim Boylen has finally figured out how to turn around the Bulls- he formed a leadership committee. The panel has a good laugh about this.

13:30- Baseball's Winter Meetings continue in Las Vegas. The Phillies spend big money on a free agent outfielder... but it's Andrew McCutchen. Are they out on Bryce Harper and Manny Machado? Does this help the White Sox pursuit of a superstar free agent?

19:30- The Blackhawks losing streak is at 7 as they head to Winnipeg and the panels discusses why that may not end anytime soon.

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