Tyson's play last season was an important factor to our success and we hope to take the next step forward with Tyson being a major contributor to our teamChandler gets new deal with Bulls Sep 02, 2005
Chris was an integral part of our success last season and we're excited to have him backDuhon to stay with Bulls Aug 15, 2005
Eddy's health is our number one concern and we are going to do everything in our power to make sure that everything is okay with him before he returnsEddy Curry to miss rest of the season Apr 14, 2005
It was a basketball decision. The team is under-performing and we have to find ways to win, period. I am not satisfied with the team's start this season and changes have to be madeChicago Bulls fire Bill Cartwright Nov 24, 2003
This is a very easy decision for the organization and I am extremely excited to watch these players continue to develop as Chicago BullsBulls pick up options for two players Oct 24, 2003
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.