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Bulls celebrate championship anniversary

Bulls celebrate championship anniversary

CHICAGO, March 11 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bulls said 11 of the 12 players from the 1990-91 season will attend the weekend celebration of the championship season's 20th anniversary.

Bulls fire Coach Vinny Del Negro

CHICAGO, May 3 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bulls have fired Coach Vinny Del Negro with one year left on his contract, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday.
Bulls acknowledge Paxson, Del Negro tiff

Bulls acknowledge Paxson, Del Negro tiff

CHICAGO, April 14 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bulls Wednesday acknowledged a confrontation between head Coach Vinny Del Negro and Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson.
Sources: Bulls' Del Negro to be fired

Sources: Bulls' Del Negro to be fired

CHICAGO, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Sources with knowledge of the Chicago Bulls' operations claim the NBA team is prepared to fire Coach Vinny Del Negro.
Sources say Paxson out as Bulls GM

Sources say Paxson out as Bulls GM

CHICAGO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Chicago Bulls General Manager John Paxson is set to resign and be replaced by Assistant General Manager Gar Foreman, sources told the New York Post.

Kirk Hinrich sidelined by thumb injury

CHICAGO, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich will miss up to three months because of a torn right thumb ligament.
Bulls deny report of Collins hiring

Bulls deny report of Collins hiring

CHICAGO, May 29 (UPI) -- Chicago Bulls General Manager John Paxson said Thursday he had talked to Doug Collins about the team's coaching vacancy but that no contract had been offered.
Chicago Bulls fire Jim Boylan

Chicago Bulls fire Jim Boylan

CHICAGO, April 17 (UPI) -- The NBA's Chicago Bulls fired interim coach Jim Boylan Thursday, one day after the 2007-08 regular season ended.
Bulls fire Skiles

Bulls fire Skiles

CHICAGO, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bulls Monday fired Scott Skiles as coach, a position he held for about five NBA seasons.

Kobe trade talk overshadows Bulls opener

CHICAGO, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Rumors Chicago might be in the market for Kobe Bryant -- which the Bulls tried to knock down -- overshadowed the team's season opener in New Jersey.

Bulls fine Thomas $10K for comment

CHICAGO, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bulls have fined Tyrus Thomas $10,000 for saying his only interest in the All-Star weekend NBA slam-dunk contest is the money.

Report: Hinrich, Bulls reach deal

MIAMI, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Kirk Hinrich reportedly accepted Chicago's final offer on a long-term contract extension Tuesday, the day the Bulls opened the NBA season in Miami.

Chicago Bulls sign Ben Wallace

CHICAGO, July 13 (UPI) -- Forward Ben Wallace Thursday signed a four-year contract with the Chicago Bulls, shifting the power balance in the NBA Eastern Conference.

NBA fines John Paxson

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Chicago Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson Thursday was fined $15,000 the NBA for verbal abuse of officials.

Bulls trade center Eddy Curry to Knicks

CHICAGO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bulls revealed Monday that they have traded center Eddy Curry to the New York Knicks.
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John MacBeth Paxson (born September 29, 1960) is a retired American basketball player. He is currently the VP of Basketball Operations of the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls.

Paxson was a schoolboy legend at Archbishop Alter High School in Kettering, Ohio, following in the footsteps of his older brother, Jim Paxson, who went on to a star career at the University of Dayton and, later, in the NBA, as a member of the Portland Trail Blazers. By his senior year, John was considered as one of the top guards in the country and was named to the 1979 McDonald's All-American Team, joining such future college and NBA standouts as Isiah Thomas, James Worthy and Byron Scott in the Game.

Paxson played collegiate basketball at the University of Notre Dame. In 1980-81, his sophomore year, Paxson led his team in assists with a career-high 138 that season. He earned his first All-America recognition as a junior in 1981-82, averaging 16.4 points and dishing out 4.7 assists. The following year, Paxson lead Notre Dame to a 19-10 record, averaging a career-high 17.7 points per game and tallying 112 assists en route to claiming his second All-America selection. He also helped guide the team to NCAA appearances in 1980 and 1981. For his career, he was a .526 shooter from the field, presaging his sharpshooting prowess in the pros. He finished his four-year stint at Notre Dame with 1,366 points (19th in Notre Dame history), 411 assists (seventh), 133 steals (eight), 86 games started (13th), and field goal percentage (20th). His four-year average was 12.2 points per game.

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