Re: With all of this Reinsdorf-bashing, don't forget the 'supposed' GM
Remember something DAK. No matter the mistakes Paxson had made as GM, this past season was the 1st season of true disappointment for the Bulls. My point is that Paxson is the GM who got the Bulls out of the cellar and into the playoffs. He's made a mess of things somewhat in the last year, but it's not all him. About equal blame has to go the players and coaches. This team quit on their coach and he quit on them. When that happens there is almost nothing a GM can do. He offered BG and Deng more than enough money and they turned it down, which led to far below average seasons linking to being worried about individual stats to make more money which obvioulsy kills a team when you are the two leading scorers. Paxson deserves to stick around for ATLEAST this upcoming season, to see if he can draft the right player, make a rather important trade, hire a coach, and see if he can get this team in the right direction. Remember a year ago when the Bulls were sweeping the Heat and playing the Pistons tough we all thought Pax had done a good to great job with the Bulls. I personally can't let one year of everything in the world going wrong for a team sway me to think the GM is solely responsible. Pax is a Chicago Bull straight in the heart and I think he deserves a chance to clean up the mess like he did when he came in and took the job. We'll see, i know Paxson wants more than anything for the Bulls franchise to be successful so i am rooting for him to prove everyone wrong he can put together a winner. Danny Ainge was going to be fired last summer and he makes two big trades and now his team is in the finals and he is exec of the year. Don't sleep on Pax, he has a few tricks up his sleeve left for sure.