Bulls Get Defensive About Loyalty

by May 28, 2010

D-Wade criticized the organization’s loyalty to its own people, and that set them off (even people who no longer work for the Bulls, and say they have no desire to return): “While refusing to get into a war of words with Dwyane Wade, Bulls general manager Gar Forman defended his organization’s loyalty after the Heat’s All-Star guard questioned it to the Tribune’s Fred Mitchell on Wednesday. ‘Anyone who would question loyalty of our organization is misinformed,’ Forman said in a phone interview. ‘That absolutely ignores our record, which speaks for itself. We have a number of ex-players employed in a variety of capacities, from the front office to the coaching staff to our business office as part of our broadcasting teams. We take pride not only in how we treat our current players but how we treat our former players.’ John Paxson, Bill Cartwright, B.J. Armstrong, Randy Brown, Pete Myers, Bill Wennington, Stacey King and Sidney Green are just a partial list of ex-Bulls who have been employed by the organization in some capacity. ‘What’s more important in regards to this summer is that winning is the most important thing,’ Forman said. ‘I’d reiterate that with our talented young core and flexibility we’ve created, we’re set up to have great success here for many years.”‘