Madeline Kenney, Chicago Sky beat reporter from the Chicago Suntimes, joins the podcast to discuss the coronavirus’ impact on the upcoming WNBA season. What makes the league’s campus at IMG Academy different from the NBA’s bubble? Also, she talks about the Sky’s expectations and predicts who is poised for a breakout 2020 campaign.
Katy Duffy, associate producer from NBC Sports Chicago, joins host Matt Gentile to discuss the NBA and WNBA’s off-site bubbles. Can both leagues pull these off? They also discuss Jim Boylen’s job status, the Bulls being left out of the NBA bubble and how Kris Dunn pulled a “Rocky IV” on them.
Michael Walton from Bulls Confidential and NBC Sports Chicago joins host Matt Gentile for a special episode. We start by discussing the recent protests across the United States regarding police reform and racial injustice. Michael also shares his thoughts on the restart of the NBA season, Jim Boylen’s future and potential prospects in the 2020 Draft. Who does he think the Bulls should target?
Host Matt Gentile gives his thoughts on ESPN’s The Last Dance. Did the documentary do more to hurt the reputation of the Chicago Bulls throughout the league? Matt explains how the organization’s tide could be turning with the additions of executive VP Arturas Karnisovas and GM Marc Eversley as well as team president Michael Reinsdorf becoming the face of ownership.
NBC Sports Chicago’s Rob Schaefer joins host Matt Gentile to talk about the Bulls hiring Marc Eversley as GM and Jim Boylen’s job status. Also, we discuss the first four episodes of ESPN’s The Last Dance, touching on Michael Jordan’s climb to the NBA mountaintop, Doug Collins’ and Phil Jackson’s stories and the lack of Jerry Krause’s perspective. What else do we want to see in later episodes?
The Chicago Bulls officially hired Arturas Karnisovas to be the new VP of Basketball Operations. Josh Jeffares from the Bullish podcast and On Tap Sports Net joins host Matt Gentile to discuss the hire. They give their thoughts on Karnisovas’ track record and what moves have to be made. Also, where does the core of LaVine, Markkanen, Carter and White fit?
The Chicago Bulls officially hired Arturas Karnisovas to be the new VP of Basketball Operations. Our host Matt Gentile gives his thoughts on Karnisovas, GarPax and how changes to the front office could help restore much-needed credibility. The full episode will be available later this week.
We profile a very underrated starter from the second three-peat: Ron Harper. Matt Peck from Locked on Bulls and Bulls Outsiders on NBC Sports Chicago joins Matt Gentile to talk about Harper’s staunch defense, career transformation and willingness to sacrifice stats.
We profile two key role players from the first three-peat: Cliff Levingston and Scott Williams. Big Dave Watson from BAWL! on Bulls and Bulls Outsiders on NBC Sports Chicago joins Matt Gentile to discuss their contributions. We reminisce about Williams’ hard-nosed defense and energy as well as Levingston’s impact in a pivotal game three of the 1991 NBA Finals.
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.
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.
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.
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.