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Billy Donovan hired as next Bulls coach - New coaching staff p39

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Re: Billy Donovan hired as next Bulls coach 

Post#761 » by StunnerKO » Fri Oct 2, 2020 2:28 pm

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Re: Billy Donovan hired as next Bulls coach 

Post#762 » by MightyRiver » Sat Oct 3, 2020 5:43 pm

Any word on the coaching staff yet?
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Post#763 » by rmlsr » Sat Oct 3, 2020 6:53 pm

MightyRiver wrote:Any word on the coaching staff yet?


I was wondering that myself Ime Udoka could be looking for a position on a staff.
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Re: Billy Donovan hired as next Bulls coach 

Post#764 » by JimmyButler21 » Wed Oct 7, 2020 4:44 pm

Alvin Gentry went to Sacramento, would have been an interesting lead assistant for the staff especially since he's not going to get another head coaching job. Wonder what the timeline is on assistants for Donovan.
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Re: Billy Donovan hired as next Bulls coach 

Post#765 » by Grodoboldo » Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:36 pm

New assistant coaches on the way, apparently.

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@KCJHoop: Billy Donovan is calling current Bulls assistants and telling them he’s “starting fresh,” per sources. Widespread changes include at least Roy Rogers, Nate Loenser and Dean Cooper. Ownership continues to give new regime green light to eat $ since most were under contract.
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Re: Billy Donovan hired as next Bulls coach 

Post#766 » by FriedRise » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:02 pm

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Not sure how much assistant coaches make, but this is pretty aligned to what they've been saying: money is no object, and AKMEBD have full authority to mold the organization to how they see fit.

Also interesting that Chris Fleming stays given how badly we looked on offense last year. Maybe there is meat to the rumor that Boylen was so in control that he wasn't letting his assistant coaches do their thing.
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Re: Billy Donovan hired as next Bulls coach 

Post#767 » by Brothaman33 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:02 pm

Grodoboldo wrote:New assistant coaches on the way, apparently.

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@KCJHoop: Billy Donovan is calling current Bulls assistants and telling them he’s “starting fresh,” per sources. Widespread changes include at least Roy Rogers, Nate Loenser and Dean Cooper. Ownership continues to give new regime green light to eat $ since most were under contract.


Yes, yes, yes, yes...get exactly who you want Billy D Williams
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Re: Billy Donovan hired as next Bulls coach 

Post#768 » by PhilLeotardo » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:10 pm

Colossal news

Jerry is gone imo. This is all Michael, who’s likely been wanting to do this for years & years. Ol’ Fish Lips is like 90, probably doesn’t know where he is half the time. Imo he has nothing to do with any of this & is just agreeing with whatever Michael does

This is very important news, because if they didn’t have an open cheque book, none of the changes would mean anything. The best teams in the league are the ones that invest heavily into the product, plain & simple
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Re: Billy Donovan hired as next Bulls coach 

Post#769 » by Pax for Prez » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:16 pm

PhilLeotardo wrote:Colossal news

Jerry is gone imo. This is all Michael, who’s likely been wanting to do this for years & years. Ol’ Fish Lips is like 90, probably doesn’t know where he is half the time. Imo he has nothing to do with any of this & is just agreeing with whatever Michael does

This is very important news, because if they didn’t have an open cheque book, none of the changes would mean anything. The best teams in the league are the ones that invest heavily into the product, plain & simple


Hopefully that "Open Checkbook" stays open and AK can buy a late 1st rd pick this year !!
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Re: Billy Donovan hired as next Bulls coach 

Post#770 » by DASMACKDOWN » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:24 pm

This almost feels like when Jeanie Buss retook over the Lakers from her brother. All of a sudden the whole franchise looked good again and won a title.

I think Michael is creating his own legacy.
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Re: Billy Donovan hired as next Bulls coach - New coaching staff p39 

Post#772 » by Hangtime84 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:51 pm

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Re: Billy Donovan hired as next Bulls coach - New coaching staff p39 

Post#773 » by TheFinishSniper » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:34 pm

I am really happy. Complete new staff where true work is done. To make a new garden to get new crops you need to take out all of it out, good and bad. Remove all weeds, soil the land etc. Do whole process from beggining, from true scratch. That's where this franchise was.

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Re: Billy Donovan hired as next Bulls coach - New coaching staff p39 

Post#774 » by HomoSapien » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:50 pm

Ultimately, this new regime has to build its own identity and work with people they know, trust, and believe in. Sucks that people lost their job, but thats the business.
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Re: Billy Donovan hired as next Bulls coach - New coaching staff p39 

Post#775 » by dougthonus » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:12 pm

Bulls definitely had a fairly inexperienced set of assistants outside of Fleming/Rogers:

Nate Loensner - 3 years with team as assistant (previously windy city bulls and video coordinator)
Dean Cooper - 1 year with the team (previous windy city bulls)
Karen Stack Umlauf - 2 years with the team as an assistant (had a different role earlier as director of basketball ops)
Chris Fleming - 1 year with the Bulls, 5 years total as an assistant, previous head coach in Germany
Roy Rogers - 1 year with the Bulls, but 12 years of assistant coaching altogether

Of these, only Roy Rogers / Fleming have any assistant coaching in the NBA (or other solid resume items) outside of their work with the Bulls. Doesn't mean they were all bad, but they certainly were very light on experience overall.
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Re: Billy Donovan hired as next Bulls coach 

Post#776 » by MrFortune3 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:21 pm

DASMACKDOWN wrote:This almost feels like when Jeanie Buss retook over the Lakers from her brother. All of a sudden the whole franchise looked good again and won a title.

I think Michael is creating his own legacy.


Definitely feeling that way. They are not playing around.
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Re: Billy Donovan hired as next Bulls coach - New coaching staff p39 

Post#777 » by ChicagoStrong » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:28 pm

I wonder who will be the next additions to the coaching staff.
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Re: Billy Donovan hired as next Bulls coach - New coaching staff p39 

Post#778 » by Pax for Prez » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:41 pm

ChicagoStrong wrote:I wonder who will be the next additions to the coaching staff.


I'm waiting for Mo !!

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Re: Billy Donovan hired as next Bulls coach - New coaching staff p39 

Post#779 » by Ralphb07 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:44 pm

Brian Keefe and Mo Cheeks seem like 2 guys he’d bring along with him.
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Re: Billy Donovan hired as next Bulls coach - New coaching staff p39 

Post#780 » by TheStig » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:45 pm

Are Randy Brown and Pete Myers still with the team?

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