Monday, Sept. 12, 2011
Epstein interested in Cubs GM job?
Tom Ricketts continues to search for the next Cubs general manager; Could Theo Epstein be in the picture?
Epstein has spent nine seasons with the Boston Red Sox and celebrated two World Series. According to reports, some 'close to Epstein' think he's interested in the Cubs GM job. (HardBallTalk)
MJ fined 100,000 for lockout talk
Reports indicate that Charlotte Bobcats owner and former Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan has been fined 100,000 by the NBA for making public comments last month about the lockout. (WGNRadio.com)
Only member to survive Russian plane crash diesTwenty-six-year-old Alexander Galimov, the only member of a top Russian hockey team to survive a plane crash, died Monday of severe burns that covered 90 percent of his body. (Chicago Tribune)
Mets banned from wearing caps honoring NY police, firemen
The New York Mets planned to wear caps on Sunday, honoring New York firemen, policemen and other first responders to the 9-11 attacks but were rejected by Major League Baseball. The idea was not approved by the commissioner's office because it violates baseball's uniform regulations. (Chicago Tribune).
Bulls' Noah in ad for Le Coq Sportif
Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah has appeared in an ad for the French sporting clothing and shoe company, Le Coq Sportif. Noah, who is French, isn't normally showcased in the public eye, but can be seen center stage in this endorsement ad. (ProBasketballTalk)
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Minutes before they opened their regular season Thursday against the Celtics, the Bulls announced the signing of shooting guard R.J. Hunter.
Hunter was a first-round pick of the Celtics in 2015 but was waived this preseason. In his lone year with the Celtics he appeared in 38 games. He struggled from the field, shooting just 36.7 percent from the field and 30.2 percent from deep. He ultimately lost out on a roster spot this preseason in a crowded Celtics backcourt.
"Not surprised he got picked up," Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said. "We said the other day, we had more than 15 NBA players (in training camp) and so it was just a matter of time who he was going to get picked up by. It was good that he did."
Fred Hoiberg was asked at Thursday morning's shootaround about the possibility of adding a player like Hunter. And while he couldn't specifically mention Hunter - as the deal was not official - he did discuss the continued need for outside shooting.
"It’s something that obviously we feel that we’ve got some shooting with this team but you can never have enough, so I’ll say that," Hoiberg said. It’s something where if we can get our playmakers in the paint to be able to spray it out to guys that can spread the floor, that’s obviously something that can help our team.
"So again we feel good about where we are with our playmakers and if we can get some guys to knock down shots I think we have a chance to have an effective year."
Hunter was the darling of the 2015 NCAA Tournament playing for his father at Georgia State. Hunter hit a game-winning 3-pointer against Baylor to propel the 14th-seeded Panthers to an opening-round win.
Hunter was a two-time Sun Belt Player of the Year, averaging 19.7 points per game as a junior.
Hunter's first chance to suit up with the Bulls will be Saturday when they host the Indiana Pacers.