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Del Negro to Be New Bulls Head Coach

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The Chicago Bulls say Vinny Del Negro will be the team’s new head coach. Del Negro is the Phoenix Suns’ assistant general manager. It’s his first head coaching job. Cheryl Raye-Stout is a sports commentator for Eight Forty-Eight. She says Bulls general manager John Paxson is staking his reputation on this choice.

RAYE-STOUT: This is a dark horse as far as everyone’s concerned. But that’s how Scott Skiles, that’s how Phil Jackson was found in those circles. So it’s not a horrible choice, we just have to see how it goes.

Raye-Stout says Del Negro is in a good situation because the Bulls have the first pick in the draft later this month. Del Negro will be officially introduced as head coach tomorrow afternoon.

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