Bulls Shakeup Coming?
By Benjy Lipsman in News on Feb 13, 2009 3:40PM
We'll take this rumor with a grain of salt, seeing as it's coming from the NY Post's Peter Vescey, but he's reporting that John Paxson is out as the Bulls' GM soon after next week's trading deadline passes, and that Vinny del Negro will likely be out of a job at the end of the season, too. Vescey expects another round of wooing Doug Collins by Jerry Reinsdorf to fill one or both vacancies.
If this is true, what's Pax going to do in his finals days at the helm? We've been expecting some sort of roster shakeup, as the team has been actively shopping Larry Hughes, who has not seen the court in weeks. Trade rumors link the Bulls to the likes of Amare Stoudemire, Jermaine O'Neal, Zach Randolph and Chris Kamen. Will Pax go out with a bang and finally make a move that improved the Bulls? Or is his continued inability to find the right combination of youngsters and veterans to return the team to its Jordan Era glory what's forcing him out the door?
UPDATE: Sun-Times now confirming story that Paxson will step down this season.