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Gar Forman: No decision on VDN until the weekend

Update: KC says VDN is 'probably fired', and more notably says the Bulls are expected to focus on candidates with previous NBA head-coaching experience.

Melissa Isaacson* reports:

The Chicago Bulls will not make an announcement on the fate of head coach Vinny Del Negro at least until the weekend, general manager Gar Forman said following the Bulls' first-round series-ending loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.

The team will have player exit meetings Wednesday and organizational meetings for the next couple of days. No decision will be made until those meetings are concluded and Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf returns from out of town this weekend, Forman said.

Del Negro has one year remaining on a three-year contract and widespread speculation is that he will be relieved of his duties after the deterioration of his working relationship with team management and most recently, an altercation with executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson.

I'd prefer action now since they made the decision 4 months ago, but this is the Bulls, and everything is 'a process'.

*interesting to note that Isaacson floated that bullcrap spin from the Bulls regarding the VDN-Pax incident. Maybe getting a statement from Gar on this so quickly was a reward.