Jcool0 wrote:He clearly did not make the best decision. He went 121-167 in NY. While in Chicago he would of had a playoff team and a still healthy Rose.
Based purely on his opportunity to win, I would agree. Based on other factors in his life, such as career earnings, I would disagree. I'm not sure where I would be on that line myself if I were in his shoes. Say the Bulls offered him 20M with a much better roster, that might have been compelling because when you're so rich who cares? On the other hand, NY may have had its appeal as a city or other factors going for it, and at the end of the day, 4M extra dollars is pretty awesome.
Also he was looking for something to talk to Chicago and act like he wasn't interested in NY. There was no reason to do that if he was just going to sign with the Knicks. "I'm talking to Chicago and they are interested. If you want me blow me away and i'm yours"
Not sure what you mean by this. He was clearly interested in NY given that he interviewed there and took their call. I'm sure he was also interested in the Bulls or any coaching opportunities.