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June 11, 1991 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once merely known as "the other Paxson," and more recently merely as the other starting guard for the Chicago Bulls, John Paxson has been anything but anonymous in the NBA finals, thanks to 66.7% shooting. He already had become unglamorously dependable, having missed only five games the previous five seasons. He was equally inconspicuous, never having averaged more than 11.3 points in a season. Now this. People noticing.
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May 4, 2010 | Staff and wire reports
The Chicago Bulls fired Coach Vinny Del Negro on Monday in a long-anticipated move that comes after a late-season altercation with executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and another first-round playoff exit. General Manager Gar Forman is scheduled to discuss the firing at a news conference Tuesday morning. He did not return messages seeking comment, nor did Paxson or Del Negro. The Bulls were 41-41 and made the postseason in each of their two seasons under Del Negro, losing to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games after pushing Boston to seven games last year.
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February 1, 1993 | From Associated Press
John Paxson, starting point guard for the Chicago Bulls, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Thursday. He is expected to be sidelined for at least a month.
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December 13, 2009 | Mark Heisler
Rumors blowing in the Windy City Storm clouds began to gather above the head of Chicago Coach Vinny Del Negro after the Bulls' 110-78 home loss to Toronto, which had lost five of six, giving up 117 points a game. "The last time I remember the Bulls losing like this at home . . . was also on a Saturday night," wrote Sam Smith , "just about two years ago when the Houston Rockets dominated an indifferent Bulls team. "Two days later Coach Scott Skiles was fired.
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August 23, 1994 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
John Paxson, a key part of three Chicago Bulls' championship teams, announced his retirement Monday, ending an 11-year NBA career. Paxson, a 1983 graduate of Notre Dame, was signed as a free agent by the Bulls in 1985. He was a third-round draft pick of the San Antonio Spurs. Paxson, who appeared in 772 regular-season games and 119 playoff games for the Bulls, is best remembered for making a three-point shot with 3.9 seconds left in Game 6 of the 1993 finals.
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June 13, 1991 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is something to be said for being considered the lesser of three Chicago Bull evils. Simply ask Bull guard John Paxson, who flourished as the forgotten scorer, the man the Lakers took their chances with. When it mattered most--in the last four minutes of the fourth quarter--Paxson did what has long been considered the job of No. 1 Bull Michael Jordan, or even No. 2 Chicago threat Scottie Pippen. He scored. A lot.
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April 15, 2003 | From Associated Press
Former player John Paxson is leaving the broadcast booth to become the Chicago Bulls' general manager. Paxson was introduced as Chicago's executive vice president of basketball operations at a news conference Monday. He replaces Jerry Krause, who resigned unexpectedly a week ago, citing health reasons. "I'm tremendously excited about this opportunity," Paxson said. "To me, the only goal is to win. I don't have any expectations other than that."
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December 13, 2009 | Mark Heisler
Rumors blowing in the Windy City Storm clouds began to gather above the head of Chicago Coach Vinny Del Negro after the Bulls' 110-78 home loss to Toronto, which had lost five of six, giving up 117 points a game. "The last time I remember the Bulls losing like this at home . . . was also on a Saturday night," wrote Sam Smith , "just about two years ago when the Houston Rockets dominated an indifferent Bulls team. "Two days later Coach Scott Skiles was fired.
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June 22, 1993 | ALLAN MALAMUD
If this is June 22, it must be baseball season. . . . However, the topic of the day is where the Chicago Bulls rank among NBA teams in history. . . . For sure, they rank No. 1 in 1993, the same as in '92 and '91. They were better than the Phoenix Suns this year, the Portland Trail Blazers last year and the Lakers two years ago. . . .
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November 30, 2003 | Mike Downey, Chicago Tribune
A biography once quoted Jimmy Hoffa as saying that if you rise to a position of power in an organization and believe that it will be necessary to fire somebody, you should do it your first day in charge. That way you gain a deeper loyalty and fear from those whose jobs you spared. John Paxson was in too awkward a position to do any such thing with the Bulls, however.
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November 30, 2003 | Mike Downey, Chicago Tribune
A biography once quoted Jimmy Hoffa as saying that if you rise to a position of power in an organization and believe that it will be necessary to fire somebody, you should do it your first day in charge. That way you gain a deeper loyalty and fear from those whose jobs you spared. John Paxson was in too awkward a position to do any such thing with the Bulls, however.
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April 15, 2003 | From Associated Press
Former player John Paxson is leaving the broadcast booth to become the Chicago Bulls' general manager. Paxson was introduced as Chicago's executive vice president of basketball operations at a news conference Monday. He replaces Jerry Krause, who resigned unexpectedly a week ago, citing health reasons. "I'm tremendously excited about this opportunity," Paxson said. "To me, the only goal is to win. I don't have any expectations other than that."
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August 23, 1994 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
John Paxson, a key part of three Chicago Bulls' championship teams, announced his retirement Monday, ending an 11-year NBA career. Paxson, a 1983 graduate of Notre Dame, was signed as a free agent by the Bulls in 1985. He was a third-round draft pick of the San Antonio Spurs. Paxson, who appeared in 772 regular-season games and 119 playoff games for the Bulls, is best remembered for making a three-point shot with 3.9 seconds left in Game 6 of the 1993 finals.
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June 22, 1993 | ALLAN MALAMUD
If this is June 22, it must be baseball season. . . . However, the topic of the day is where the Chicago Bulls rank among NBA teams in history. . . . For sure, they rank No. 1 in 1993, the same as in '92 and '91. They were better than the Phoenix Suns this year, the Portland Trail Blazers last year and the Lakers two years ago. . . .
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February 1, 1993 | From Associated Press
John Paxson, starting point guard for the Chicago Bulls, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Thursday. He is expected to be sidelined for at least a month.
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September 5, 1991 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Paxson, firing by telemetry, shot 67% during a series of playoff victories that produced an NBA championship for the Chicago Bulls. Paxson has maintained a hot hand during the off-season. Earning $325,000 as one of the NBA's lowest-paid starters last season, Paxson recently signed a three-year, $3.8-million contract with the Bulls, passing up a chance to move to the San Antonio Spurs as a free agent.
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September 5, 1991 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Paxson, firing by telemetry, shot 67% during a series of playoff victories that produced an NBA championship for the Chicago Bulls. Paxson has maintained a hot hand during the off-season. Earning $325,000 as one of the NBA's lowest-paid starters last season, Paxson recently signed a three-year, $3.8-million contract with the Bulls, passing up a chance to move to the San Antonio Spurs as a free agent.
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June 13, 1991 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is something to be said for being considered the lesser of three Chicago Bull evils. Simply ask Bull guard John Paxson, who flourished as the forgotten scorer, the man the Lakers took their chances with. When it mattered most--in the last four minutes of the fourth quarter--Paxson did what has long been considered the job of No. 1 Bull Michael Jordan, or even No. 2 Chicago threat Scottie Pippen. He scored. A lot.
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