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Tom Thibodeau proves to be bigger man in talking about the Bulls — MINNEAPOLIS - A newly inked five-year, $50 million deal can build a lot of things, including a high road. Despite having the stage to finally speak his mind about a Bulls organization seemingly more intent on smearing his reputation over the last year, Tom Thibodeau instead used his platform as newly-named Minnesota Timberwolves coach/president of basketball operations to be the bigger man and go out of his way to thank his former franchise.

Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah could both be elsewhere next season — In an ideal world Al Horford and David West would be wearing Bulls uniforms come next season. Horford to play alongside center Cristiano Felicio, and West to play warden in a locker room that needs a hardened veteran voice. Kevin Durant? LeBron James? C'mon.

Gar Forman and John Paxson remain safe despite dismal season — Accountability only travels so far up the organizational ladder for the Bulls. While the players and coaches spent the last week taking responsibility for the missteps in what was little more than a season full of failed expectations, the front office of general manager Gar Forman and VP of basketball operations John Paxson remained asbestos.

Mike Dunleavy pulls no punches in addressing lack of togetherness — Mike Dunleavy didn't name names. The veteran Bulls forward didn't have to. Too many big egos, too many different agendas, too many days of lacking an urgency. Pick a problem that can turn promise into disappointment for an NBA team, and this year's Bulls displayed it.

Like it or not, Bulls players now realize it's Butler's team — The Jimmy Butler takeover is complete. Sure, there might be a few lingering veterans that still roll their eyes or try and pass a snide comment off as jest, but this is Butler's team. The two-time All-Star knows it, coach Fred Hoiberg knows it, and the front office knows it.

Reality of being lottery team smacks Bulls in face — NEW ORLEANS - Lockers still need to be cleaned out by the Bulls after this Wednesday's season finale, but souls were beginning to be cleaned out on Monday. Call it the aftermath of officially being eliminated from postseason play for the first time in seven seasons.

Pacers end Bulls' playoff hopes as blame game gets started — Finally, the Bulls have run out of excuses. That doesn't mean they're going to stop making them over the next few months, but thanks to Indiana's 129-105 decimation of the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, what the Bulls say these upcoming days has very little staying power.

Bulls still alive for playoff berth with victory over Cavaliers — There was at least one more fight left in the Bulls. One more show of what might have been. Another tease in a season of disappointment. The Bulls defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third time this season Saturday, keeping alive their dim playoff hopes for at least another day.

Fred Hoiberg clears up a perceived slam on Jimmy Butler — offered another example about just how sensitive things are for the Bulls these days when a comment coach Fred Hoiberg made in his pregame media session took on a life of its own on social media. The hubbub began when Hoiberg was asked a question about having to be more vocal with his players next season.

Pau Gasol-Fred Hoiberg relationship not on solid ground — MIAMI - Gar Forman has insisted that re-signing Pau Gasol will be a top priority this offseason. The Bulls general manager just might be finding out that the feeling isn't exactly mutual. When the Bulls were close to trading Gasol at the February deadline, the veteran wanted to stay put, but also reiterated that he would opt out of his player option and test the free agent market.
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Jan 26, 2015

RT @FisolaNYDN: Where was John Paxson's outage when some Chicago radio guy said that Tom Thibodeau suffers from Aspergers? Can't recall him saying anything.

Apr 29, 2012

RT @fran_the_man: @cst_Cowley Think some folks need another reminder of The Scorpion and The Frog: #becauseitscowl ...

Apr 29, 2012

Relax Chicago, the Bulls will get as far as they were going to get with Rose. Still a team that can get to the ECF.

Apr 29, 2012

Standing room only in the media closet at the Berto Center. So this is what a team's playoff funeral looks like.

Apr 29, 2012

RT @ATLchamp11: @cst_Cowley I always think its funny when ppl take twitter too serious,...lighten up ppl, its fucking twitter!!!

Apr 29, 2012

RT @bocephus731: BREAKING NEWS: @cst_cowley is still a smart ass. More unfollows to come.

Apr 29, 2012

Been a long time since I've used my medical background to sketch an injury ... might be time to dust off the notepad.

Apr 29, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Rose ACL is still torn. More to come.

Apr 29, 2012

Just read Deadspin. Very well done. A blog site built on satire doesn't get satire. Maybe I can e-mail a QB penis picture into them now.

Apr 29, 2012

RT @willbrinson: Creating a parody account for @cst_cowley would be amusing. Unfortunately it would also be redundant.

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