Bulls Talk Podcast

Bulls Talk Podcast: Conversation with Sun-Times reporter Joe Cowley

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Conversation with Sun-Times reporter Joe Cowley

On this edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Mark Schanowski is joined by Sun-Times Bulls beat writer Joe Cowley.

0:45 - On perception that Cowley is looking for negative stories

3:00 - On making the switch from covering the White Sox to the Bulls; his relationship with Jerry Reinsdorf

5:50 - On misconceptions about Michael Reinsdorf

8:05 - On Jim Boylen and why he’s so well-liked by the front office

11:10 - On relationship between Boylen and Zach LaVine, impact of Otto Porter trade

15:05 - On the Porter trade working out better than expectations

18:30 - On future of Kris Dunn with the Bulls

20:05 - On potential of Bulls landing free agent Patrick Beverley

22:40 - On Bulls needing a ‘tough guy’ on the court

24:25 - Potential of Robin Lopez returning, draft won’t impact the decision

27:10 - Is Derrick Rose a potential option next season?

30:30 - Should Bulls have done more in trying to build around Jimmy Butler?

32:30 - Why Kyrie Irving will be first major move of the NBA offseason

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Exclusive interview with Jim Boylen

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Exclusive interview with Jim Boylen

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Mark Schanowski sits down with Bulls head coach Jim Boylen to get his thoughts on the team, star players Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen, and his goal to win a title.

1:00 What he’s learned about being a head coach vs assistant coach

3:20 Who he leans on for support on and off the court

5:10 On pride in the organization and the influence basketball had on him as a kid

7:55 On joining the Bulls as an assistant under Fred Hoiberg, then as a head coach

9:50 On players buying in to his program, relationship with Zach LaVine

11:58 On playing more up-tempo in February and hope for next season

13:55 On what he wants to see from his players this offseason

15:40 On potential roster changes this summer and adding veterans

17:35 Impact of Otto Porter Jr.

20:10 On Lauri Markkanen and areas he needs to improve in

22:18 On Kris Dunn and the team’s approach this offseason to point guard

24:20 On the several members of the Windy City Bulls getting significant playing time at the end of the season

26:28 What he will work on this summer

28:44 On his goal of bringing a championship to the Bulls

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Wrapping up the 2018-19 season

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Wrapping up the 2018-19 season

On this edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast Mark Schanowski is joined by Kendall Gill and Will Perdue as the guys put a bow on the 2018-19 season. It was a difficult season for the Bulls young core dealing with injuries and an in season coaching change. (:23) The guys debate who will emerge as the team leader next season and the best way to build team chemistry in the offseason. (2:10) With the point guard position in a state of flux, have the Bulls already moved on from Kris Dunn? (8:14) The guys discuss the possible return of Derrick Rose, but would he be open to coming off the bench? (12:00) Plus they look at the Bulls front court and who will back up Wendell Carter next year and the future of Robin Lopez. (18:45) It was a rough year under Jim Boylen in his first season behind the bench, but building trust in year 2 could be pivotal for the team's success next season. (22:15)

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