John Paxson would like names. One name several — it really didn’t matter Monday to the Bulls’ vice president of basketball operations who just wants someone to step up and ‘‘be a man.’’
In a Yahoo Sports story published Sunday the relationship between Bulls general manager Gar Forman and coach Tom Thibodeau was described as a ‘‘distrust’’ and ‘‘downright disdain.’’ An NBA coaching source was quoted as saying ‘‘It is a toxic relationship that I believe will ultimately derail them.’’
Forman and Thibodeau haven’t always seen eye-to-eye on personnel moves which has been well documented but Paxson takes exception to the idea that it’s a feud heading toward a boiling point.
‘‘We’re so far past that’’ he said. ‘‘To continue to try and keep it going I don’t know what the agenda is. That’s one thing that we all talked about really from the beginning of this year: No one has any agenda here.
‘‘If you’re really going to say something like that then go