Hinrich suffers elbow injury in Bulls' win

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Hinrich suffers elbow injury in Bulls' win

Already missing starting shooting guard Rip Hamilton due to a torn left plantar fascia, let alone superstar Derrick Rose, the Bulls backcourt took another hit in Saturday night's 93-85 home win over the East-leading Knicks.

Current starting point guard Kirk Hinrich suffered a left-elbow injury and didn't play in the second half of the victory, though the team listed his return as questionable.

According to Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, Hinrich suffered the injury sometime in the first half of the contest, though he wouldn't specify when exactly and was evasive when pressed for details.

"He tweaked his elbow," said Thibodeau, who noted that Hinrich's status was "day-to-day"

The Bulls are off Sunday and practice Monday before hosting the Clippers and playing at Philadelphia on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

In Hinrich's absence, backup point guard Nate Robinson scored 14 points and dished out eight assists, while rookie Marquis Teague made a brief fourth-quarter appearance.

Bulls hand Rajon Rondo one-game suspension

Bulls hand Rajon Rondo one-game suspension

The Bulls are suspending Rajon Rondo for one game.

The organization sent out a press release Monday morning with the announcement their point guard would miss Monday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers for conduct detrimental to the team.

Rondo's history is littered with behavioral issues. 

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He was suspended by the NBA one game almost exactly a year ago for using a "derogatory and offensive term towards an official" as a member of the Sacramento Kings.

Rondo is averaging 8.2 points, 7.2 assists and 6.7 rebounds per game this season in 17 contests.

Reports: Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm to be next head coach at Purdue

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Reports: Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm to be next head coach at Purdue

Sounds like Purdue has found its next head football coach.

Multiple outlets reported Monday morning that Western Kentucky head coach Jeff Brohm has accepted the open job at Purdue.

Brohm was considered one of the top options for teams looking for a new coach this season. He posted a 30-10 record in three seasons as the head coach of the Hilltoppers, winning back-to-back Conference USA championships. Western Kentucky won double-digit games in each of the last two seasons and reached a bowl game in all three of Brohm's seasons, winning the first two.

The Hilltoppers have been terrific on offense under Brohm. This season they boasted the No. 2 scoring offense in the country, averaging 45.1 points a game, and the No. 7 total offense, averaging 517.4 yards per game. Purdue already owned the top passing offense in the Big Ten this season, but Western Kentucky was the No. 5 passing offense in the nation, averaging 336.8 passing yards a game.

Prior to becoming the head coach at Western Kentucky, Brohm spent one season as the offensive coordinator at UAB. He was the Illinois quarterbacks coach in 2010 and 2011 under head coach Ron Zook and the quarterbacks coach at Florida Atlantic during the 2009 season. He spent seven seasons as an assistant at Louisville, where he played from 1989 to 1993 before an seven-year NFL career.

Additionally, former Louisville quarterback Brian Brohm, Jeff's brother, is expected to be the Boilermakers' new offensive coordinator, per a report.

Purdue needed a new coach after firing Darrell Hazell midway through this season. Hazell had practically no success in his three and a half seasons in West Lafayette, winning just nine games and only three Big Ten games.

The Boilers have made just two bowl appearances in the past nine seasons, but the job isn't the least attractive with the amount of resources any Big Ten school can provide.