NBA Rumor: Joakim Noah Retirement

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Joakim Noah on joining Bulls' staff: To be a coach you have to be kind of sick

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.

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“I’m truly humbled to be honored by both the team and city that I have always loved and respected,” said Noah. “Even more so to be able to celebrate tonight with family, friends, former players and coaches, and most of all – the Bulls fans who helped drive my energy throughout my years in a Bulls uniform at the United Center. It means so much to me that I’m now a Bull for life. I love you all and am thrilled tonight to solidify my continued connection with the Bulls and the city of Chicago, in this new chapter of my life.”
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June 25, 2022 | 8:58 pm EDT Update
“Listen we still run that franchise [Magic]. If they wanna sell it to us, DeVos family, we’re ready to go right now,” O’Neal said on The Big Podcast. “This message go out to the DeVos family, if you’re ready to sell Orlando Magic, sell it to somebody who’s gonna take it to the next level, that’s us. D[ennis] Scott and then, D Scott can pick everybody else. Smart people combined with common sense people and people that’s been there before, you can’t go wrong.”