So according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, John Paxson and Vinny Del Negro nearly got into a fight last month over the number of minutes an injured Joakim Noah should play down the stretch. We figure we might as well make this official and allow them to slug it out in the ring.â†µ
Therefore, let's introduce the characters for this fight of epic proportions.
IN ONE CORNER, John Paxson, the former general manager of the Chicago Bulls who stepped down was promoted last year because he was tired of dealing with the media. The Bulls found him a protege in Gar Forman who could blabber on in cliches to the press and handle all the small things Paxson is not fond of doing, like Luol Deng's contract extension (how's that working out for ya, Bulls?). Now, Paxson mostly just sits in his office, periodically reappearing to remind everyone he's in charge, sort of.â†µ
IN THE OTHER CORNER, Vinny Del Negro, the current overmatched coach of the Chicago Bulls who looks like a younger version of Shooter from Hoosiers. Del Negro was hired two years ago despite having no coaching experience of any kind, mostly because he came cheaper than Mike D'Antoni. Earlier this year, Del Negro was fired, except then he wasn't, because, well, the Bulls are strange. Now, he's scared to fight back because he's worried the Bulls will void his contract. (Too bad Gilbert Arenas didn't think of this).â†µ
WHO WINS? Everyone, because this story is hilarious. Well, everyone except Bulls fans.