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Best NBA players never to make an All-Star game

10 days ago  |  Discuss

Some '95-96 Bulls going all '72 Dolphins, cheering for Warriors to lose

Looks like the team with the greatest record in NBA history a fan of the club with the best mark in NFL history. When the last remaining unbeaten NFL team suffers its first loss each season, some members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins -- the only NFL team to ever finish a season unbeaten -- famously celebrate with champagne.Now, with the Golden State Warriors threatening the 1995-96...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Toni Kukoc: LeBron and Jimmy Butler are both better players than Curry

Toni Kukoc played 13 NBA seasons, most notably for the Chicago Bulls during Michael Jordan's second stretch of three-peat seasons from 1996-98. And like many old school players, he's not yet ready to crown Stephen Curry as the game's greatest player.Most believe that LeBron James is still the best player in the NBA, at least when he wants to be. But Curry is the reigning MVP, and...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks Appearing On TNT For First Time Since 2002

The Milwaukee Bucks will appear on TNT for the first time since 2002 when they play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday. When the Bucks were last on TNT, the team featured Ray Allen, Sam Cassell, Anthony Mason, Toni Kukoc and Ray Allen. "I think it's important," said Grant Hill, who will join Marv Albert on the call of Thursday night's game. "It's an indicator of where the (Bucks...
Via RealGM
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: 1995-96 Chicago Bulls playoffs roster

The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls posted the best-ever NBA regular season record at 72-10 before winning their fourth NBA title, defeating the Seattle Supersonics in six games. Can you name each member of that squad's playoff roster?
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The five most important NBA players: Central Division

Our survey of the league’s most important non-superstar players continues with the Central division, the one division in the Eastern Conference which has a good chance of producing four playoff teams. * CHICAGO BULLS: NIKOLA MIROTIC The Bulls need a knockdown shooter, and since Mirotic is not gun-shy about launching threes, a big season and playoff run from the three-point arc...
Via Crossover Chronicles
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bulls hire former star Kukoc in advisory role

CHICAGO -- Toni Kukoc has been hired by the Chicago Bulls as a special adviser to the team president. Kukoc helped the Bulls win three championships. President Michael Reinsdorf says Kukoc's duties will be "wide-ranging," from relating to international players to talking to business partners and fans. Kukoc calls it "a thrill and an honor" to be back with the Bulls. Kukoc spent 13...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bulls hire Tony Kukoc as special advisor

By Darryn Albert In the latest reading from the Holy Gospel according to the Sacramento Kings, the Chicago Bulls have hired former team great Toni Kukoc to a role in the front office as a special advisor. The Croatian Sensation will advise Bulls president and COO Michael Reinsdorf, the team announced in an official press release on Monday. “Toni will work across the organization...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Toni Kukoc Joins Bulls As Special Advisor

Toni Kukoc has been hired by the Chicago Bulls as a special advisor to Michael Reinsdorf. “You only have to be around Toni for a few minutes to appreciate his personality, passion, and professionalism and recognize the contributions he will make to our team in his new role,” Reinsdorf said in a statement. “Toni will work across the organization and his duties will be wide-ranging...
Via RealGM
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls hire Toni Kukoc in advisory role

CHICAGO (AP) Toni Kukoc has been hired by the Chicago Bulls as a special adviser to the team president. Kukoc helped the Bulls win three championships. President Michael Reinsdorf says Kukoc's duties will be ''wide-ranging,'' from relating to international players to talking to business partners and fans. Kukoc calls it ''a thrill and an honor'' to be back with the Bulls. Kukoc...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron's familiar situation: Even Superman needs help

By Matt Zemek You just saw the title of this particular article. You would not be blamed for immediately jumping to the conclusion that the undercurrent of said title is something to the effect of, “Cleveland is this poor, little underdog team that has scrapped and fought for five games, but is about to be put out of its misery, because it just can’t compete with those mighty...
Via Crossover Chronicles
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Smith Following 9-Assist 2nd Half: This Is Why I Came Here

Josh Smith controlled the second half of the Houston Rockets' Game 2 win over the Dallas Mavericks. Smith had 13 points, six rebounds and nine assists in 20 minutes in the second half. Of those nine assists, six were on dunks and five were lobs to Dwight Howard. Toni Kukoc is the only other forward since 1985 to record nine or more assists as a reserve in a playoff game. "This is...
Via RealGM
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

72 is Safe

If you’re looking for the greatest team in NBA history, look no further than Randy Brown, Jud Buechler, Jason Caffey, James Edwards, Jack Haley, John Salley, Dickey Simpkins, Bill Wennington, Ron Harper, Steve Kerr, Toni Kukoc and Luc Longley. Oh, and that Jordan guy, his buddy Scottie and some wacky-haired worm.  I’m talking of course about the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, owners...
Via In The Neutral Zone
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Nikola Mirotic the Next Dirk Nowitzki?

Nobody really knew who Nikola Mirotic was when he came to the NBA this past season. However, Bulls fans have been hearing about how great of a shooter he was. He has been compared to Toni Kukoc, but Kukoc was more of a passer. Mirotic is a stretch 4. His talent hasn’t gone unnoticed with […]
Via Legion Report
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Is Nikola Mirotic the Next Toni Kukoc?

One of the burning questions for the Chicago Bulls this season rests on new addition Nikola Mirotic.  Can he match the outstanding success of Toni Kukoc?  Well, that is a hard question to answer so below will be a comparison of the two based on stats when they entered the league.  Then a couple of videos will illustrate what Kukoc brought to the Bulls during his memorable run...
Via Sports Mockery
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Greatest NBA Teams Championship Matchup: Lakers vs Bulls

And then there were two. Over the course of the past couple weeks, Sportsnaut has been engaging in an interactive Greatest NBA Champion tournament, which pitted the 16-best NBA championship teams in the history of the league against one another in a NCAA-like one-and-done tournament.  There were some surprises along the way, but at the end of the day we have come up with the two...
Via Sportsnaut
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Hilarious Story About Toni Kukoc’s First Dinner In America

Posted to Chicago BullsToni Kukoc was recently interviewed by SLAM Magazine and had a hilarious story to tell about his first dinner in the United States: “For my first real meal in the States, I read the menu and ordered pasta, salad and soup and thought they were smaller European-style portions. When they brought the food to the table I had enough food to feed eight people. So...
Via Sports Mockery
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

No, the Bulls Would NOT Have Won 8 Straight Titles Had Jordan Not Retired

Would the Chicago Bulls have won 8 straight titlesif Michael Jordan didn't retire?  Would they evenhad won a total of six?It has been 20 years since 1994 and ESPN and other parts of the media has been looking back at the NBA Finals that year.  ESPN has dubbed them the "Forgotten Finals" and for good reason, even though the series went the full seven games with the Rockets beating...
Via Sportz Assassin
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Prospect: Dario Saric – Croatia

Dario Saric Of all the European players in the draft, Saric is the one scouts have the most information on.  Dario Saric has been playing professional basketball in Croatia since 2009, but is still 19 years old.  This kid is experienced!  In fact, he just led his team to an Adriatic League championship.  Projected as a top-10 pick in last year’s draft, Saric decided to return...
Via TornBySports
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Bulls teammate Toni Kukoc endorses TNT’s Steve Kerr for Knicks Coach

With the vultures circling Madison Square Garden and looking down at the fate of New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson, one name which keeps popping up as a potential replacement is TNT’s Steve Kerr. In March, Kerr’s name was mentioned after Phil Jackson was hired as team president. Kerr played down the rumors, but did not necessarily deny them. Now a former teammate has given his...
Via Awful Announcing
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Be Wary Chicago, Nikola Mirotic May Have Trouble Adjusting to NBA

Chicago Bulls Basketball – The time seems to finally be upon us Chicago Bulls fans; Nikola Mirotic looks to be making his jump to the NBA next season. After three years overseas playing for Real Madrid, all signs point to the 23-year-old forward joining the 2014-15 Bulls roster. Mirotic has been a dominant force in Europe to this point. With a league MVP already under his belt...
Via Sports Mockery
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Phil Jackson Win Without Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan?

Getty Images What happens when you look on the floor and you see Kobe Bryant, Shaquille Oneal, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. As a coach you are thinking you have the best job in the NBA. Those players will easily get you a few rings and recognition as one of the greatest coaches of all time. But if you were to throw in names like Dennis Rodman, Toni Kukoc, Pau Gasol, Andrew...
Via TopSportsReport
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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