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Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 8:23 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Jackson Accepts Knicks Front Office Gig

Jackson Accepts Knicks Front Office Gig

The move is seen as the first step in the Knicks’ attempt to convince Carmelo Anthony to remain with the franchise, as the All-Star will become a free agent this summer. Read »

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Phil Jackson Settles MJ vs. Kobe Debate

Phil Jackson Settles MJ vs. Kobe Debate

We can finally put this issue to bed as the “Zen Master,” Phil Jackson weighed in on the topic. Read »

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Isiah Thomas Regrets '91 Walk-Off Against Bulls

Isiah Thomas Regrets '91 Walk-Off Against Bulls

That gesture is said to have been the reason Thomas was left off the Dream Team in ’92 and cemented a very cold history between himself and Michael Jordan. Read »

Friday, May 24, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Phil Jackson on Rose, Rodman and 1995-'96 Bulls

Phil Jackson on Rose, Rodman and 1995-'96 Bulls

Nearly 800 people packed the Grand Ballroom to hear the winningest coach of all time discuss life and basketball for nearly 45 minutes. Read »

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Phil Jackson: 'Leave Derrick Rose Alone'

Phil Jackson: 'Leave Derrick Rose Alone'

"He needs to have a training camp and go through the process of gearing up for another season the right way.” --Phil Jackson Read »

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Phil Jackson In Chicago to Promote New Book

Phil Jackson In Chicago to Promote New Book

On Thursday, Jackson will appear at the Palmer House Hilton at 7 p.m. to talk about his new book and sign copies for the first 200 people in line. Read »

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

MJ or Kobe? Phil Jackson (Finally) Speaks

MJ or Kobe? Phil Jackson (Finally) Speaks

Jordan and Bryant were responsible for all 11 of Jackson’s NBA coaching championships. Read »

Monday, Jan 7, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Jerry Reinsdorf Named Basketball Hall of Fame Candidate

Jerry Reinsdorf Named Basketball Hall of Fame Candidate

Reinsdorf is being nominated as a “Contributor” to the game of basketball. Read »

Thursday, Oct 18, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Phil Jackson Expects Rose to Become More Vocal

Phil Jackson Expects Rose to Become More Vocal

"As he grows older he will become more of a vocal leader." --Phil Jackson Read »

Thursday, Oct 18, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Phil Jackson Echoes Barkley's Jordan Comments

Phil Jackson Echoes Barkley's Jordan Comments

Count legendary head coach Phil Jackson among those who think that Miami Heat star LeBron James can surpass Michael Jordan for the title of greatest ever. Read »

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NBC Chicago's Bulls blog tracks the new era of the NBA team known for its storied history of MVPs, three-peats and of course, a dynasty ruled by Michael Jordan. Can the Bulls rise to championship status once again? It's an outside shot for now, but fans aren't giving up the fight.
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Bryan Crawford Bryan Crawford was born and raised in Englewood on Chicago's South Side. His grasp of of the game came from playing all over the city and suburbs as a kid and watching Michael Jordan perform with the Bulls. He has written for SLAM Magazine, SLAMonline, RedEye, The Sports Fan Journal and is a weekly guest radio host on the Jarrett Payton Show. Follow him on Twitter: @BryanCraw4D