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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.