Billy Donovan Says He Was Drawn To 'What The Bulls Have Meant To The Game Of Basketball'

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Billy Donovan Says He Was Drawn To 'What The Bulls Have Meant To The Game Of Basketball' 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:34 am

Billy Donovan said he was excited to take over the Chicago Bulls' job due to the franchise's iconic place within basketball.


"The history. The organization. What the Bulls have meant to the game of basketball and to basketball worldwide. I mean, it's an iconic franchise, and certainly to be a part of trying to help build it back up was certainly very, very appealing and exciting, said Donovan, who was introduced on Thursday.


Donovan signed a four-year deal worth over $24 million.


Donovan is unable to join the Bulls during their voluntary workouts due to protocols surrounding COVID-19.


Arturas Karnisovas said he sold Donovan on his vision for the team.


"Beside the fact of what he was saying in our meetings, his record speaks for itself. So he didn't have to prove it to us that he's capable of building a program to make it successful. I think just looking at his résumé you can say that so it was more about us selling our vision," said Karnisovas.



Via Eric Woodyard/ESPN

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Re: Billy Donovan Says He Was Drawn To 'What The Bulls Have Meant To The Game Of Basketball' 

Post#2 » by dice » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:35 am

so full of crap
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Re: Billy Donovan Says He Was Drawn To 'What The Bulls Have Meant To The Game Of Basketball' 

Post#3 » by Salty1 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:44 am

LOL that's why you joined the bulls!? Had nothing to do with 6m a year? Lool
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Re: Billy Donovan Says He Was Drawn To 'What The Bulls Have Meant To The Game Of Basketball' 

Post#4 » by Risk Addict » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:39 pm

Sounds like he was AKs top target. If true, very well played.
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Re: Billy Donovan Says He Was Drawn To 'What The Bulls Have Meant To The Game Of Basketball' 

Post#5 » by Rashidi » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:09 pm

Salty1 wrote:LOL that's why you joined the bulls!? Had nothing to do with 6m a year? Lool


He would have made that from any organization. That's the standard rate for NBA Head Coaches.
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Re: Billy Donovan Says He Was Drawn To 'What The Bulls Have Meant To The Game Of Basketball' 

Post#6 » by Bentley1225 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:21 pm

Thats Chicago bull.......its the best head coaching job for how much patience their new FO will have compared to the Sixers and Rockets jobs for example. Smart move for Donovan in terms of low expectations for next 2-3 years.
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Re: Billy Donovan Says He Was Drawn To 'What The Bulls Have Meant To The Game Of Basketball' 

Post#7 » by the13thjoker » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:39 pm

Very telling when his first four reasons are all nostalgic and.. oh yeah and we can build something too
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Re: Billy Donovan Says He Was Drawn To 'What The Bulls Have Meant To The Game Of Basketball' 

Post#8 » by Pickled Prunes » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:54 pm

Rashidi wrote:
Salty1 wrote:LOL that's why you joined the bulls!? Had nothing to do with 6m a year? Lool


He would have made that from any organization. That's the standard rate for NBA Head Coaches.

There is a very good chance that he wouldn't land an NBA HC gig at all next season, let alone at $24M guaranteed. And I'm not sure he's won a game without a HOF PG on the roster. He was lucky to get this gig. I think CHI will regret this one.

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