TONY, SCOTTY, TONY, SCOTTY

TONY, SCOTTY, TONY, SCOTTY

Post by <U32.. » Sat, 01 Aug 1992 04:26:13


Does anyone have a clue about the Bulls' management interest in Tony K (the Mag
ic Johnson of Europe)?  Why did Bulls' management hold up Scotty's contract whi
le it tried to woo the mighty Tony K from some remote outpose in Italy?
Scotty DID hold Tony to four (4) points in Croatia's game with the US.  Scotty
was right - no matter how much Marv Albert tries to defend Toni K - Tonee K is
not ready for the NBA.  Take that Jerry Krause.
 
 
 

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Post by Paul Conn » Sat, 01 Aug 1992 10:44:21

|> Does anyone have a clue about the Bulls' management interest in Tony K (the Mag
|> ic Johnson of Europe)?  Why did Bulls' management hold up Scotty's contract whi
|> le it tried to woo the mighty Tony K from some remote outpose in Italy?
|> Scotty DID hold Tony to four (4) points in Croatia's game with the US.  Scotty
|> was right - no matter how much Marv Albert tries to defend Toni K - Tonee K is
|> not ready for the NBA.  Take that Jerry Krause.

Granted it was a real bone-head move to yank Pippen around like
the bulls did, but....

Pippen AND Jordan [plus the other 3 intimadators waiting if Kukoc
had slipped by] held Toni to 4 points.  Kukoc had a VERY limited
supporting cast compared to Pippen and probably was not totally
on that night.  Kukoc is known not for being a high caliber scoring
machine, but more for his all-around game.

Anyway, my whole point in this rebuttle is not to defend Kukoc,
but to blast the logic behind the post.  I would assume that
if Greg Kite/Mark Eaton held Ewing/Robinson to a sub-par night
you would be begging the Bulls to trade for them.  One game is
a mighty short yardstick to measure a player on, especially if
the playing field is so lopsided.

 
 
 

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Post by <U32.. » Sat, 01 Aug 1992 16:55:30

They offered Tony Kukoc a multi-million dollar contract?  Pippen is making $600
,000 a year.  It sounds to me like the Bulls are desperate to get a white boy w
ho can jump.
GO BLUE IN ILLINOIS TOO

 
 
 

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Post by Andrew Markham P2 » Sat, 01 Aug 1992 23:49:06

Quote:

>Does anyone have a clue about the Bulls' management interest in Tony K (the
>Magic Johnson of Europe)?  

You call him 'the Magic Johnson of Europe' and then wonder why the Bulls
management would have interest in him?  BTW, I think it's spelled Toni(not y).

Quote:
>Why did Bulls' management hold up Scotty's contract while it tried to woo
>the mighty Tony K from some remote outpose in Italy?

Because they already had Scottie on the team and not Kukoc.  If they could
convince Kukoc to sign, then they could work on Scottie's contract with
Kukoc's in mind.  If they had re-inked Pippen's contract from $700K to
$3M, it would have made it much more difficult to compete with the Italian
leagues.  By attempting to sign Kukoc first, the idea would likely have
been to backload Pippen's contract to make him happy.  Kukoc probably wouldn't
want a backloaded contract (given that Italy would pay him $3M up front).

Quote:
>Scotty DID hold Tony to four (4) points in Croatia's game with the US.  Scotty
>was right - no matter how much Marv Albert tries to defend Toni K - Tonee K is
>not ready for the NBA.  Take that Jerry Krause.

Looks like you have only seen him play once.  Although I must admit he
hasn't done much in the Olympics, he is regarded as being a very talented
player.  He says he isn't ready for the NBA, but I would argue that he's
as ready as any college player and since he's only 23(4?), he's closer to
a college player than an average NBA player (at least average in the sense
of those that stick around for a while).  SI wrote a pretty positive article
on him a month or two ago, and they generally have *some* idea of what
is going on in the sporting world.

Scottie did help hold Kukoc to 4 points, but remember Scottie has some
pretty good backup help.  Switch Kukoc and Pippen and you probably wouldn't
have been whistling to another tune.  Don't get me wrong, I think Scottie
is the superior player, just that by judging Kukoc in a game against the
worlds greatest, you might be short-changing him a little.

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Post by Dennis Joy » Sat, 01 Aug 1992 22:25:40

Quote:

>Does anyone have a clue about the Bulls' management interest in Tony K (the Mag
>ic Johnson of Europe)?  Why did Bulls' management hold up Scotty's contract whi
>le it tried to woo the mighty Tony K from some remote outpose in Italy?
>Scotty DID hold Tony to four (4) points in Croatia's game with the US.  Scotty
>was right - no matter how much Marv Albert tries to defend Toni K - Tonee K is
>not ready for the NBA.  Take that Jerry Krause.

Well, Tony is a good ball player. He has size, good eyes, a good touch, and can
pass very well. He is going to make any team he plays for better, no question.

Now for all you Bulls fans: Repeat after me, Tony Kukoc is not going to
take Jordan or Pippen spot. He is going to be another piece in the puzzle
towards a three-peat. To those who say the team is good enough without Kukoc
I say, If the Bulls don't continue to improve there talent they will eventually
be like the Pistons.

Kukoc is 6' 10" and is ONLY 23 years old (with 6 years of International Exp.)

I think the Bulls fans are so high and mighty that they are going to
shun a great talent before he gets a chance to experience the NBA. Its there
loss...

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Post by John Tom » Fri, 07 Aug 1992 14:44:20

Simply not true that Tony K is not ready for the NBA; unless Mike J
(1-11, 4 pts) against PR is also not ready for the NBA.  And Mike didn't
have to face the DT.  From all reports he is better than both Petrovic
and Vlade Divac, and they are certainly NBA quality players.  Scotty
can say whatever he wants, but that doesn't make it so.  In fact, I
would bet against just about anything that Scotty says.