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RR: Adnan talks movies, baseball and life

Russillo catches up with Adnan Virk on movies, college football, the Baseball Hall of Fame and life, plus he chats with Jonathan Green, the author of "Sex Money Murder."

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1dMalika Andrews and Ramona Shelburne

Bulls' LaVine tried to clear air with coach

Bulls guard Zach LaVine said he had a private meeting with coach Jim Boylen Sunday after players met with the coach and front office to discuss team issues.

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2dMalika Andrews

Bulls try to extract positives from latest loss

For the second game in a row, the Bulls were booed off their home floor following a loss to the Kings on Monday, but new coach Jim Boylen credited his team for playing "one of the better halves of the year in the first half."

Woj: 'No stars' attribute to Bulls' 56-point loss (1:07)
LaVine throws down mammoth one-handed slam (0:18)
Markkanen splits defenders for slam (0:21)

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Jim Boylen, who has referenced Popovich several times over the last week, said that he has texted with the San Antonio Spurs coach over the past week and has spoken to him on the phone. "He is a great resource, but he's also a friend and guy I look up to in the business."

Malika Andrews ESPN 

Boylen was asked about reports that players contacted NBPA. He said: "That's great. They have every right to do that. I am not taking personally. Call 'em. I know the rules. So, yeah. No problem. It doesn't deter from that we're going to work and we're going to practice."

Blackistone: Bulls need the practice (1:50)
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2dMalika Andrews

Boylen on Bulls reaching out to NBPA: 'Call 'em'

Bulls coach Jim Boylen on Monday pushed back on the notion that the entire team did not want to practice Sunday and insisted he had no problem with players' reportedly reaching out to the players association to complain about his coaching tactics.

Golic goes off on Bulls' players for gripes with new coach (1:08)
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3dMalika Andrews

Bulls players pushing back on Boylen 3 games in

After a players-only meeting Sunday, the Bulls addressed new coach Jim Boylen in what rookie Wendell Carter Jr. said was a "very, very honest" conversation.

Chicago fans boo the Bulls after 56-point loss (0:17)
LaVine's reverse slam doesn't count (0:15)

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Bobby Portis and Kris Dunn will not play for the Bulls tonight against the Celtics. Boylen said he expects them back "soon, any day."

Markkanen powers Bulls past Thunder with 24 points (1:19)
Carter stuffs high-flying Westbrook at the rim (0:31)
Markkanen the hero for Bulls vs. Thunder (0:24)
Markkanen drives past PG13 for the hammer (0:16)
Holiday brothers exchange jerseys after matchup (0:26)

Man who killed Jordan's dad wants new hearing

One of the men convicted of murdering Michael Jordan's father in 1993 argued Wednesday that alibi witnesses and evidence of his innocence weren't given a close enough look during his trial, violating his constitutional rights.

Markkanen leaps for putback dunk (0:21)


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