On the Bulls, who fired coach Bill Cartwright on Monday after a 4-10 start and named Pete Myers as his interim replacement:
"The new coach is going to have the same problems that Cartwright had with Jalen Rose and Jamal Crawford. Rose is a capable scorer who can post up and pass, but he's hardheaded and busts up a lot of plays, especially coming out of timeouts. Crawford looks like he only cares about beating his defender, which is why Cartwright put the ball in the hands of Scottie Pippen and rookie Kirk Hinrich. The Bulls should be feeding Eddy Curry on the block, but he's getting so few scoring chances that when he gets the ball he's shooting to keep his numbers up. That's how selfishness spreads."