Chuck Garfien: Jerry Reinsdorf walking with Derrick Rose as he leaves the United Center. Photo by @Dannicsnchi
City Council on Monday put off for a week the final vote on whether to commit $88 million in public money toward upgrades at Quicken Loans Arena. The ordinance that would have approved the move was to have had a third and final reading Monday, but council President Kevin Kelley held it off the agenda after some members requested more time to discuss it.
“I’m a little bit concerned because it’s not logical to me what happened, that we just went along and we were playing good and we fell back into maybe old habits or old style of play,” Taylor said. “I have no explanation for that. I think it’s my job to make sure that I sit down with the coaches, Scott, everybody and ask them what do they think went wrong there.”
What are thoughts on Paul George’s performance this season and his future with the team? Herb Simon: This guy has taken over the team and pulled us up. I think very highly of him. I think he was incredibly personable at our breakfast in New Orleans during the All-Star weekend. He was very open. He wants to be a champion. He wants a winning team and it’s our job to get him one.
Was there any real consideration in trading George before the deadline in February? Herb Simon: Basically, we were offered a lot of things. We didn’t even think of taking any of them. (President) Larry (Bird) will give you a better feel for it, but the answer is you can’t stop people from making offers. But it wasn’t any question of accepting any of them.