Monday, December 24, 2007

After a two game losing streak compounded with a horrible start to a new season, John Paxson decided to fire head coach Scott Skiles. Although I agree with John that it was right to shake things up, I don't agree with his timing. He should have put in a little consideration to Scott's personal life, although I understand his reasoning (he wants to win!). The Bulls have decided not to announce a replacement for Skiles yet. I don't know if this will change the results of the Bulls play, but a coach that allows the team to run on offense and score more would give the a morale boost.

"This was a difficult decision to make, but one that was necessary at this time," Bulls general manager John Paxson said. "Scott helped us in many ways during his time with the Bulls; most importantly, he helped this franchise get back to respectability. I am appreciative of his hard work and the imprint that he left on our team."

Looking at the replacement market, could Larry Brown be a candidate? He would be a nice fit to the team and would probably give the Bulls more offensive freedoms. This situation would remind me of the Rockets coaching change if Brown was the new coach. When offense is welcomed and supported, it will slowly improve over time. I also feel for Skiles and hope that despite this unfortunate firing, he can have a happy holiday.