Courtesy of Steve Kyler of Hoopsworld.
The Bulls clearly looked like a team that does not trust one another, with a lot of selfish play and bad shot selection.
Head coach Vinny Del Negro was asked earlier today if he was concerned about his job security, if the team continues to play as poorly as they did tonight, there should be little doubt – Vinny Del Negro should be the next coach fired in the NBA.
Here are some notes from post-game:
- Bulls' coach Vinny Del Negro refused to say his team didn't trust each other, but did concede that guys were trying to do too much when the team gets down and that doesn't always help the cause.
- Bulls' guard Derrick Rose was noticeable upset with how things are going this season saying he felt a few guys were giving full effort, but that some of the others were not and that until the entire team gives full effort on defense, things won't change. "This game is all mental," explained Rose. "Either you want it or you don't. The score tonight speaks for itself. We have to find ways to win. A loss like this really hurts."
- Bulls' forward Joakim Noah also had few answers for what's been going on saying if his team was losing close games that would be one thing, but getting blown out as frequently as his team is, is disconcerting, mainly because there was so much optimism coming into the season.
- The running joke after the game was that Bulls' head coach Vinny Del Negro had 8 hours remaining on his tenure as Bulls coach. Several Bulls' players agreed with the notion that Chicago's biggest problem might be scheme – which is coaching.
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The above says it all. This is not going to get better as long as Vinny is the coach. Rose now is beginning to question the effort of some on the team speaks volumes because Rose generally does not like to step on toes. Players agreeing that the biggest problem might be "scheme" is a nail in the coffin.