Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yet Another Victim

by Patrick Ronald

  We’re living in some real difficult economic times.  We all have family and friends struggling to find jobs and striving to provide for their families.

  In some cases, many of us might find it selfish, greedy and wrong of a 23-year-old man with so much power as to relieve other grown men of their jobs.

  However, in this unique case Bulls fans across the world can find some humor in the fact that at least three NBA head coaches have lost their jobs at the expense of Derrick Rose.

  The phenomenon began on January 31, 2011 when Jim O’Brien was relieved of his coaching duties two days after losing to the Bulls 110-89.

 O’Brien must have sensed something wrong because he was ejected in his final game.

  Rose dropped 20 points and seven assists on the cold Saturday night with a stomach ulcer.

  O’Brien has a career .481 winning percentage and is not currently coaching in the NBA.  He never really had much luck in Indiana.

  Then only about two weeks later, the Bulls hosted Utah’s legendary head coach, Jerry Sloan.

  The Jazz lost to Chicago 91-86 on February 9, 2011 and Sloan resigned the next day, February 10.

  Sloan, who is reportedly interested in Rose’s third victims former job in New York, boasts a .603 winning percentage as 26 years as head coach.

  The most recent laugh came today when Knicks former head coach Mike D’Antoni announced his resignation today, March 14, 2012.

  The Knicks visited the United Center on March 12 and Rose and company rudely sent New York home with a 104-99 loss.

  D’Antoni, who I think is extremely overrated, is sitting on the couch with a .533 winning percentage in 10 seasons.

  Play defense Mike.  I’m glad you didn’t take Chicago’s offers serious years ago because playing only offense obviously doesn’t get you anywhere in the NBA.

  Overall, some people might call Rose and family Bullies, but I call it hilarious.  Keep up the good work fellas and my only question is who’s his next victim?