Obama To Play One-On-One With Vinny Del Negro With The Fate Of The Bulls Season Hanging In The Balance
K.C. Johnson is reporting that the Bulls will be meeting Barack Obama today:
The Bulls are scheduled to meet President Barack Obama Thursday afternoon in the Blue Room of the White House.
“A great honor for the Chicago Bulls organization,” said Steve Schanwald, executive vice president of business operations. “The President has been a fan of the Bulls for many years and we are very appreciative of this opportunity to say hello to him and pay our respects.”
Perhaps the Bulls organization should heed Barack’s messages and vision for this country when they are deciding how to handle their own affairs. Here’s how his messages can help:
Change: The Bulls need to change the way they think and do business. Building around the young stars works fine, but once you fall in love with “young assets” and refuse to make the big moves that this franchise needs to take the next step, then you have problems.
Hope: There is hope for this franchise, but it is way down line (similar to our economy, no?). With Derrick Rose to build around and a ton of cap space in 2010, its pretty irrelevant what happens the next two years. The two things they need to focus on are making Chicago an attractive place to play and keeping all that cap space cleared up.
No More Business As Usual: Fire Vinny Del Negro. Also the way the organization is run at the top needs to be different. Reinsdorf’s meddling may have caused countless problems and they can’t have the owner micromanaging the GM’s moves. Not to say Paxson would make all the right moves without Reinsdorf’s interference, but its just not a good way to run a business.
Yes We Can: Listen to the fans! We are the ones buying the tickets and supporting the team. We aren’t as clueless as you might think and we care passionately about the team.
I was going to write one about bi-partisanship, but it doesn’t look like Obama was all that sincere about that one (not a single Republican vote on the stimulus package, are you kidding me?).