The Chicago Bulls basketball team is home to former players and coaches whose names have already gone down in history as some of the greatest players of all time, including Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman. I have a long list.
But they all left the Bulls to create their own magic, leaving former college basketball coach and now former Chicago Bulls head coach Tim Floyd.
Floyd joined Jason Whitlock to discuss his time as head coach and tell the story that would have changed the history of the Bulls dynasty and the NBA forever.
Floyd said he believed he was hired because “we wanted college students to develop pros as the league was getting younger.”
But the Bulls head coach was a terrible person to fill that seat.
“You’re going to replace the Legends and a team that just won six titles in eight years, and the only two years they didn’t win, Michael was playing baseball,” Whitlock said. To tell.
Floyd was initially apprehensive about taking on the role, even telling Bulls owner Jerry Leinsdorf that he wanted to wait to replace Phil Jackson.
A year before “The Last Dance,” Floyd was flown to Seattle to discuss handing over Jackson’s position to Leinsdorf after the 1995-96 season.
And he wouldn’t do it—yet.
“I think it’s too early,” Floyd said.
“This team is the Beatles,” he continued, “and I think this team needs to die naturally.”
“I mean, indirectly,” jokes Floyd. “The last two championships are my credit.”
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