Rebuild-A-Bull

Hosted ByMatt Gentile

Each episode strives to look at the long-term outlook of the Bulls as they continue transforming the team into a championship contender.


All Episodes

Ep. 38 – Dynasty Role Players: B.J. Armstrong

B.J. Armstrong is the latest role player we profile from the Bulls’ dynasty. Tony Gill from NBC Sports Chicago joins host Matt Gentile to discuss Armstrong’s impact during the first three-peat. They discuss how he emerged as a starter and perfectly complemented Jordan and Pippen. 

Ep. 37 – Dynasty Role Players: Toni Kukoc

Toni Kukoc is the next role player from the Bulls championship years we profile. Garry Calzone from the Bully Pulpit Podcast joins host Matt Gentile to talk about Kukoc’s unique skills, versatility and ability to overcome a couple of obstacles. Just how important was he to the second three-peat? Garry also compares “The Waiter” to modern-day All-Star.  
 

Ep. 36 – Dynasty Role Players: Steve Kerr

We begin profiling our favorite role players from the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty days. Salim Suterwalla from the Bulls Gold podcast joins Matt Gentile to talk about Steve Kerr. Kerr was a sharpshooter during the second three-peat and famously hit the winning shot in game 6 of the 1997 NBA Finals, giving the Bulls their fifth championship.

Ep. 35 – Coby White’s February & Sam Presti Talk

Elias Schuster from Bleacher Nation Bulls joins Matt Gentile to talk about Coby White’s spectacular February. Is White finally ready to start, and what changes can he make to his game heading into next season? They also discuss Otto Porter and Lauri Markkanen’s return as well as the Sam Presti rumors.

Ep. 34 – Are Real Changes Coming to the Bulls?

Derek Briscoe from Chicago Sports Nation and the Chicago Hot Sauce Podcast joins host Matt Gentile recap NBA All-Star Weekend and discuss reports about possible changes to the Bulls’ front office. Are Gar Forman and John Paxson being ushered out or continue to work behind the scenes? Matt and Derek also toss out possible hires, including Shane Battier, Mike Dunleavy Jr. and even Masai Ujiri.

Ep. 33 – 2020 Bulls Trade Deadline

Keith Frantz (a.k.a. @Bullscripted) from Bulls On Tap joins host Matt Gentile to chat about the NBA trade deadline. What could the Chicago Bulls get for Thaddeus Young, Denzel Valentine and Kris Dunn? They also discuss what Zach LaVine could fetch if he was ever available in trade talks.

Ep. 32 – Remembering Kobe Bryant

Edward Shuler Jr. from Bulls Gold joined the host Matt Gentile to look back on the life and career of Kobe Bryant. They discuss his legacy and the small connection he had to the Chicago Bulls. Matt and Edward also talk about the current state of the Bulls. In terms of long-term impact, would making the playoffs help or hurt the team?

Ep. 31 – Guest: See Red Fred

See Red Fred from the Chicago Bulls Eye Podcast joins host Matt Gentile to discuss the outlook for the rest of the 2020 season. Will a new year help cure the team’s issues? They discuss everything from Jim Boylen’s ineptitude to comparisons between John Paxson and… Bears GM Ryan Pace??? Also, Matt and Fred talk about the passing of former commissioner David Stern and his impact on the NBA.

Ep. 30 – Recapping the Chicago Bulls in 2019

Host Matt Gentile looks back at some of the highs and lows throughout 2019, including Zach LaVine’s growth, extending Jim Boylen, trading for Otto Porter and the lack of growth from Lauri Markkanen. He also asks what if the Chicago Bulls opted to sign Malcolm Brogdon this past summer and didn’t acquire Porter near last season’s deadline.

Ep. 29 – Guest: C-Dub (BAWL! on Bulls)

C-Dub from the BAWL! on Bulls podcast drops by to talk about the state of the Chicago Bulls. He and host Matt Gentile discuss Jim Boylen’s ineptitude, Lauri Markkanen’s struggles, Thaddeus Young’s reported frustration and the low attendance at the U.C. What changes does Jerry Reinsdorf need to consider?

Ep. 28 – What’s Going on with the Bulls?

Host Matt Gentile asks what the heck is going on with the Chicago Bulls? They’re 6-14 through their first 20 games. He dives into Lauri Markkanen and Zach LaVine’s struggles, issues with Jim Boylen and the Chicago Sun-Times report about Gar Forman. Does firing Forman really solve the Bulls’ problems?

Ep. 27 – Guest: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster from Bleacher Nation Bulls joins the podcast to talk about the Chicago Bulls 4-10 start. He and host Matt Gentile discuss Zach LaVine and Lauri Markannen’s struggles and Daniel Gafford’s coming out party. Also, should Coby White start or stay with the second unit?

Ep. 26 – Guest: Big Dave Watson

Big Dave Watson from BAWL! on Bulls and Bulls Outsiders makes his third appearance on the podcast. He and host Matt Gentile discuss the Chicago Bulls’ sluggish start to the 2019-20 season. What’s up with Jim Boylen’s rotations? They also dive into Lauri Markkanen’s struggles, and Dave shares a behind-the-scenes story.