Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011
Gibson named to RookieSophomore challenge
The NBA has announced that Bulls forward Taj Gibson has been selected to play in the annual Rookie-Sophomore game during this year's All-Star weekend. Gibson will be joined by, among others, Spurs center DeJuan Blair, Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Bucks guard Brandon Jennings. (Chicago NowBulls Confidential)
Thibodeau wins coach of the month
After his team went an impressive 12-4 in the month of January, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau started off the new month on the right foot, winning the Eastern Conference coach of the month for January. On top of his team's dominant January performance, they are also the only team remaining in the NBA who are undefeated in their own division (11-0). (Chicago Sun Times)
Packers coaches respect Cutler
Over the last week sports fans have been inundated with dozens of stories about Jay Cutler, his toughness, and the respect other players do - or do not - have for him. So, without further ado; here's another one.
After the Packers saw Todd Collins beginning to warm up on the sidelines during the NFC Championship game, the team coaching staff huddled to decide how to amend their game plan. This, in part, was the result:
"But one of the other assistants commented, 'If Cutler can play he will play because he's a tough kid so keep your guys focused on the rush lanes,' " Packers defensive line coach Mike Trgovac said Tuesday during Super Bowl XLV Media Day at Cowboys Stadium. "I'm just going to tell you from my perspective, playing against Cutler when I was at Carolina (with the Panthers staff) and he was at Denver, he's a tough kid. ... I thought that stuff (criticizing Cutler) was crazy." (ChicagoBreakingSports)
Jets assistant who tripped player resigns
Sal Alosi, the embattled New York Jets strength and conditioning coach, announced his resignation on Monday after what was likely the highest profile season a strength and conditioning coach has ever had.
Alosi was caught on camera, during a Dec. 12 game, tripping a Miami Dolphins player during a punt return. After the tripping incident, he was suspended for the rest of the season by the team and fined 25,000. A few days later, the suspension was made indefinite when Alosi admitted to ordering players to form a wall along the sideline.
"After the events that have transpired, I feel it's best for my family and me to look for a fresh start," Alosi said in a statement issued by the team.(ChicagoBreakingSports)