It's been 3 days since the Bulls final game of the season, and I'm still gathering thoughts. So much to say, yet not much that wouldn't be repetitive of what's been said by myself and you guys at Bulls Blog over the past 7 months. While this playoff series was winnable, a playoff series victory wasn't as important as gaining playoff experience for this young team. And losing to a talented (if occasionally bafflingly stupid) Washington Wizards team doesn't take away from what a great season this was. I don't think anyone in their right mind could have anything but praise for everyone up and down the organization for giving us such a fun season.
But that can adulation will last only a few weeks :-). While the team has no draft picks this summer, there is plenty of work to be done by Exec. of the Year (whether he wins it officially or not) John Paxson. Paxson claims he wants the whole team back, but we all know it won't be that simple. But before we get ahead of ourselves with who to target and who to re-sign, there is still Eddy Curry's health lingering over any avenue the team can pursue.
This summer will hopefully see some changes here. I obviously need a links update, and some sort of banner to place on the top of the page (anyone an amateur photoshop artist who wants to help??). I also will look into moving to a non-blogspot domain.
For now I'll be enjoying the playoffs, but the posts will keep coming even though the Bulls have been eliminated. And maybe I'm squandering a chance for proper reflection by not providing a full retrospective of the season at this time. Such things have already been done by the Bulls Report and Roche, besides.
But in the meantime I'll take the time for everyone who's been commenting, emailing, linking, and just reading this blog through the ride of this season. The team's success undoubtedly led many of you here (although the quality blogging had you stay, right?), and it made blogging this season way more fun than the 03-04 campaign. Although complaining and ranting about a bad team is fun in it's own way.