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Scalabrine in line to join Bulls ... as a coach

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08:11 AM ET 08.28 | There may be a place in the NBA this season for Brian Scalabrine, after all -- though perhaps not as a player. According to sources familiar with the situation, the fan favorite is in line to join Tom Thibodeau's coaching staff for the upcoming season, CSNChicago.com has learned. Since former Bulls assistant coach Rick Brunson departed for a position with the Charlotte Bobcats in the offseason, the organization has had an opening and while the likes of former Magic assistant Steve Clifford was considered--the member of Stan Van Gundy's staff in Orlando recently accepted a job with the Lakers, where he'll be reunited with All-Star center Dwight Howard -- it appears that Scalabrine is now a front-runner for the spot.

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August 28, 2012  08:13 AM ET

Scalabrine FTW

August 28, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Really really slow day if this is a story.

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August 28, 2012  08:43 AM ET

Hey he will be an asset to the team....lol ok good for the Bulls

August 28, 2012  09:19 AM ET

I'm sure 4 people in the tri-state area are really excited about this.

August 28, 2012  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'm sure 4 people in the tri-state area are really excited about this.

His Mom, Dad and wife. Who else?

Oh, I know...the White Mamba himself!

August 28, 2012  09:25 AM ET

Lol, that's great.

August 28, 2012  09:28 AM ET

Those Who Can't Play, Coach. Bro!

August 28, 2012  10:18 AM ET

.....NEXT Pt.2!

August 28, 2012  10:21 AM ET

They managed to get a mention of DHoward in there. Well done, CSN Chicago.

August 28, 2012  10:46 AM ET

Big Scal baby..........

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August 28, 2012  11:10 AM ET

This thread should have read, "Classic underachiever makes good."

August 28, 2012  12:25 PM ET

Usually, guys like "Scal" become great coaches. What they lack in atheletics they excel with thoughts. He can see the game the way he would like to play it but can't physically seem to move there, however, he can put his thoughts into the body of a guy that can achieve his thoughts with the movement he lacked.

August 28, 2012  12:27 PM ET

Someday Brian Scalabrine will be on one knee in front of an NBA bench in a black suit cheering on a championship team and we will realize we are seeing the successor to Phil Jackson emerging before our eyes.

August 28, 2012  12:59 PM ET
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Ginger Ninja is going to the Bulls!

Ginger lol

August 28, 2012  01:20 PM ET
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Those Who Can't Play, Coach. Bro!

Well......I don't know about that statement so much......except that it's a fact that Scalabrine sure as heck can't play!

August 28, 2012  01:21 PM ET
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Someday Brian Scalabrine will be on one knee in front of an NBA bench in a black suit cheering on a championship team and we will realize we are seeing the successor to Phil Jackson emerging before our eyes.

OK......put the pipe down gently and back away slowly......

August 28, 2012  01:23 PM ET
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Usually, guys like "Scal" become great coaches. What they lack in atheletics they excel with thoughts.

He can see the game the way he would like to play it but can't physically seem to move there, however, he can put his thoughts into the body of a guy that can achieve his thoughts with the movement he lacked.

Wow.....what kind of metaphysical mumbo-jumbo is that?

 
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