Joakim Noah named Bulls Ambassador

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Today the Chicago Bulls named Joakim Noah a new Bulls Ambassador, and tonight the team will bring together many of his former teammates, friends and family members to celebrate his incredible playing career.
Source: NBA.com

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KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Joakim Noah always has been a worldly guy and he’s invested in NBA Africa. But he always has kept a footprint in Chicago through his @NoahsArcFdn and said as a Bulls ambassador, he will be here more often now. – 7:45 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Outside of Joakim Noah Night and Zach’s thumb injury, this game should be a good test of #Bulls‘ interior defense. Randle is one of the tougher matchups they’ll see in the East. – 7:32 PM
Sam Smith @SamSmithHoops
Joakim Noah’s teammates weigh in on heart, hustle and Hol-dat. Jo did it all.
on.nba.com/3bizA7V7:29 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Joakim Noah Night staged before his 2 favorite coaches – Donovan/Thibs. But Noah won’t be a coach. “To be a coach, you have to be a little bit sick. When you’re not feeling it, you have to motivate guys to get the job done. That’s a tough job. At the pro level it’s too hard.’’ – 7:17 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Joakim Noah talks about how he has no interest in coaching, notes “You have to be sick to coach.” Asked if Thibs is sick – “Yeah, he’s sick.” – 7:05 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Joakim Noah said playing in front of UC crowds “brought out a crazy side” of him
Said there were games he would run up and down the court and not be able to feel his legs. “That’s how hype I was”
It was “for sure” important to him to have this celebration in front of fans – 7:02 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Joakim Noah is awesome. I could listen to homeboy talk all day. – 7:02 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Joakim on being a coach: “To be a coach you’ve got to be a little sick … nothing I was ever attracted to.” – 6:50 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Joakim says he will be back in Chicago much more often now that he’s a #Bulls ambassador and wants to do work with his foundation. – 6:49 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Joakim Noah: “I shot every bullet in my gun. I gave it all I got.” pic.twitter.com/3S9M7VZUzJ6:47 PM

Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Joakim Noah said of all the people who came back to Chicago for the celebration, seeing Thabo Sefalosha surprised him the most. Said Thabo came from Switzerland. – 6:46 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Joakim says he’s impressed Thabo came all the way from Switzerland for this #Bulls6:44 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Nice touch for Joakim Noah Night at the UC pic.twitter.com/X5WuIf4VNn5:56 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Name me another player that can go from complete on-court antagonist – and sometimes off the court – to team ambassador? OK, there’s several besides Joakim, but Stick-Stickity did it his way.
Read it:
chicago.suntimes.com/bulls/2021/10/…4:35 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Joakim Noah packed a lot into his short Knicks career. Read about the socks, cadets, anthems, PED, kerfuffle w/ Hornacek.
Also consider this as he’s being honored in Chicago:
Noah was paid more by the Knicks ($72 million) than the Bulls ($70 million)
nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…3:37 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
‘Joakim Noah Night’ lights Thibodeau’s nostalgic fire
For Thibodeau, Thursday night’s gamr brought to light the comparisons between his Bulls teams and the Knicks squad he coaches now. newsday.com/sports/basketb…3:06 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
The Joakim Noah experience couldn’t have been more different for the Bulls and Knicks nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…2:40 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
It’s nice that the Bulls have officially made Joakim Noah a teams ambassador, but the two have been working with each other for years to keep Jo’s Noah’s Arc Foundation a force in the community. Good news is we’ll see Jo around a lot more. – 2:32 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
It’s not often you see Tom Thibodeau spending time at a party instead of preparing for a game.
That’s the kind of impact Joakim Noah can have.
Thibodeau, Derrick Rose on Noah’s big night. For ⁦@NBCSChicago⁩: nbcsports.com/chicago/bulls/…2:25 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
The Bulls have officially named Joakim Noah a team ambassador.
Noah: “It means so much to me that I’m now a Bull for life.”
Michael Reinsdorf: “Joakim embodies every quality you’d want in a team ambassador.” pic.twitter.com/CTvqK3o7zu2:08 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
The Chicago Bulls have named Joakim Noah as a new team Ambassador. Noah, who played nine of his 13 NBA seasons in Chicago, will be honored tonight during Bulls-Knicks game. – 2:04 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Today the Chicago Bulls named Joakim Noah a new Bulls Ambassador, and tonight the team will bring together many of his former teammates, friends and family members to celebrate his incredible playing career. – 2:03 PM
Andrew Sharp @andrewsharp
The Joakim Noah 9/11 quote that’s being taken out of context and aggregated to drive people insane… Pretty good argument for passing a law that just eliminates like 80% of the internet – 1:59 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
It was a good morning @UnitedCenter reconnecting with Coach Thibs, Derrick and Taj as the @Chicago Bulls host the Knicks on @Joakim Noah night. Join @34billy42 and me with the call at 6:45 Always a pleasure ! pic.twitter.com/u1aaIX8FVD1:58 PM

Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
From today’s paper: A look back at Joakim Noah’s colorful, passionate career with #Bulls ahead of Thursday’s celebration at UC.
dailyherald.com/sports/2021102…1:50 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Joakim Noah: ‘I had the same feeling’ as Sept. 11 when Derrick Rose tore ACL nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/28/joa…1:05 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Asked Derrick Rose if being here in Chicago for Joakim Noah Night makes him think about nights like these coming for him someday. “No, I try to remove myself from that. I’m going to try to Tom Brady this thing.” – 1:04 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Joakim Noah Bulls career:
— DPOY
— All-NBA First Team
— 2x All-Star
— 3x All-Defense
— 7 triple-doubles
— Finished 4th in 2014 MVP voting pic.twitter.com/tTDacGWr5V12:38 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Derrick Rose on Joakim Noah: “Everything that he gave to this franchise, the way he gave his all to the game, it means a lot. I’m happy to be here the night they’re celebrating him.” – 12:33 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
“We talk a lot about banners and retired numbers, but the respect and love Joakim Noah has from Chicago can’t be manufactured. Like him, it’s raw and real.
⁦✍🏻 via @jon_greenberg⁩ ⁦@TheAthletictheathletic.com/2917421/2021/1…11:32 AM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Chuck Checks In: Bulls Go For 5-0 On Joakim Noah Night | Chicago Bulls Your one stop source for ⁦@Chicago Bulls⁩ ⁦@NBA⁩ news, notes and scores. Always a pleasure! nba.com/bulls/chuck-ch…11:22 AM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
The story of Joakim Noah and Billy Donovan’s indestructible bond
✍🏾 @TheAthletic theathletic.com/2918404/2021/1…10:35 AM
Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
Lowe Post podcast: The one and only Joakim Noah — candid, funny, emotional — on his basketball life: Florida, the highs and lows of the Rose/Noah/Thibs Bulls, much, much more:
Apple: apple.co/3EEO4vx
Spotify: spoti.fi/2ZvOnKb9:10 AM
Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
“That’s dirty work s—. I’m really proud to be the guy who did that dirty work for the Chicago Bulls.” On Joakim Noah day, a look back on it all: the highs and lows, the struggles at the end, Heat-Bulls, Florida, every part of a great career:
espn.com/nba/insider/st…9:07 AM
Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
It hasn’t gotten a ton of attention nationally, but tonight is a big night in Chicago with New York (and Tom Thibodeau, Derrick Rose, and Taj Gibson in town): the Bulls are honoring Joakim Noah:
nba.com/bulls/news/chu…8:53 AM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
In Chicago tonight: Tom Thibodeau’s bond with Joakim Noah a precursor to what he’s brought to Knicks newsday.com/sports/basketb… via @Newsday8:52 AM

More on this storyline

Rob Schaefer: Joakim Noah denies any interest of joining the Bulls’ coaching staff. “To be a coach you have to be kind of sick,” he joked. Added he has other passions — his foundation, for example — that will occupy him. And called Billy Donovan and Tom Thibodeau father figures. -via Twitter @rob_schaef / October 28, 2021
Rob Schaefer: Joakim Noah on his legacy: “I never really cared about that… That’s never really why I played the game.” Said he played to be true to who he was. Had high and low moments — and emotions — in the NBA. Wants to pass wisdom down from his experiences and be at peace. -via Twitter @rob_schaef / October 28, 2021

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