Re: Not scared of chicago at all.
posted at 4/10/2011 9:45 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Not scared of chicago at all.
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Not scared of chicago at all. : The difference is Jackson inherited a team that had Jordan, Pippen, and Grant. Riley had Magic, Kareem, and Worthy in '85. And Russell basically inherited Red Auerbach's team from the 1960s. Let's get the facts straight. Tom Thibodeau inherited a Bulls team that hasn't gotten past the 1st round of the playoffs yet. Two of the starters, Boozer and Bogans, just joined the Bulls this season. Carlos Boozer, 6-9 PF, always got his butt kicked in the playoffs when he was with the Jazz. Keith Bogans? Seriously, if the Bulls make it to the Finals and face the Lakers or Spurs they would be lucky if they didn't get swept! A TEAM IS NOT A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM IF KEITH BOGANS IS THE STARTING SG!!!
Posted by Fiercest34[/QUOTE]
Yeah but Fitch inherited a very raw Celtics team in '81. Every coach inherits star or players who will be stars. It's up to him and the players to get the best out of the situation. Just saying how many championships as a head coach did River win before '08?
I also remember two new guys for the Celtics who happened to win a championship in their first season with the team. Garnett and Allen. Seem to recall McHale and Parish doing the same thing. Parish had a very poor reputation before joining the Celtics if I remember rightly.
Just because a team hasn't gotten out of the first round doesn't mean they won't in the future. I wouldn't discount the Bulls because of this. It's a new team with a new coach, and guys like Rose and Noah having career years.
Interesting point on how the Bulls would do if they got out of the get into the Finals. I think they'd give a better account of themselves than the Cavs or Magic did. Can't get anything out of the home and away series against the Lakers, Spurs or Thunder as the Bulls split all three series with the home team winning each game.
Bulls won three championships with a very average starting centre, Luc Longley so there is some history with them having an average starter in championship winning teams. Not that it's a good history. Longley did his job well and if Bogans does his job then the team will succeed.
Can't also say that the Spurs and us could beat each other blue for seven games and hand the title to whoever comes out the East. That's the thing about this upcoming post season, it's very open.