Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Reinsdorf: Bulls have chance to win at least four championships
The Bulls will honor the 1990-91 championship team during halftime of Saturday's home game against the Jazz.
Its a great thing to bring these players back, Reinsdorf said. Im sure the fans will enjoy seeing them, and they will be extremely well-received.
Speaking of this year's team, Reinsdorf believes they have a bright future ahead of them.
If you dont see something special in Derrick Rose, then youreblind, Reinsdorf said. We have an outstanding coach, an outstandingbunch of players, the team is deep, and if we stay healthy, we have anawfully good chance of winning at least four championships. (Chicago Sun-Times)
Obama watching CSN tonight?
President Barack Obama has not been shy about rooting for his hometown team. In the latest event Obama is dedicating to his Chicago sports teams, the commander in chief is hosting a Bulls-Bobcats viewing party at the White House. He better not be watching the Bobcats feed!
On Friday, Obama will honor the Blackhawks for their Stanley Cup victory at the White House. After the ceremony, the team will volunteer at a children's street hockey clinic on the South Lawn. (NBCChicago.com)
Thibodeau comes highly recommended - from the highest of places
Current Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has a heck of a list of references. In fact, he has some of the top players in Washington, D.C. singing his praises.
Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf told the Chicago Sun-Times that Thibs was first recommended to him by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (who played for Thibodeau at Harvard). When the position became available and Thibs was hired, David Axelrod thanked Reinsdorf for hiring his old assistant coach.
President Barack Obama approved of the deal as well. He told Reinsdorf, "Great hire." (Chicago Sun-Times)
No disciplinary action from NHL for Chara
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara will not be fined of suspended for Tuesday night's hit on Canadiens Max Pacioretty.
By now, you've probably seen Chara's terrifying hit on Pacioretty along the boards that saw Pacioretty slam his head into the stanchion separating the benches. After laying motionless on the ice for minutes, he was taken off the ice on a stretcher and moved to the hospital for observation.
Chara was kicked out of the game and given a five-minute major for interference for the hit. (CSN New England)
Braves minor league manager regains consciousness
After being hit in the face by a foul ball during Atlanta's 6-1 Grapefruit League loss to St. Louis, Braves minor league manager Luis Salazar regained consciousness and was breathing on his own.
Brian McCann's line drive hit Salazar while he was standing in the dugout in the first inning of the game at Champion Stadium. He was unconscious for at least 20 minutes, but came to during the helicopter ride to the hospital. (Blogs.AJC.com)
Suh says Bears' O-line needs youth
Ndamukong Suh has plenty to say about the Bears' O-line, and it's not all too flattering. In an interview on NFL Network, Suh called the offensive line on the Chicago Bears "over the hill."
Suh said that the Bears' key to getting better has to do with the O-line.
"I think they have a good offensive line, but it's a matter that they're definitely trying to get over the hill, and they're getting there," Suh said. (National Football Post)