The Bulls held their second annual charity golf outing Monday at the White Pines Golf Club in Bensenville. I thought there might be a few newsworthy items, but not really.
Bulls alumni made a strong showing at the event. Scottie Pippen provided some starpower and he appears to be an excellent golfer. Others on the course were Tom Boerwinkle, Bob Love, Artis Gilmore, John Mengelt, Dave Corzine, Brad Sellers, Stacey King and I might be forgetting a few. Pete Myers and Randy Brown represented the coaching staff, along with general manager Gar Forman and marketing director Steve Schanwald from the front office.
Coach Vinny Del Negro used to work the celebrity golf circuit, according to his bio, but he was out of town.
The current Bulls weren’t as visible. The team was expecting a few to be there, but they didn’t make it. Derrick Rose left Tuesday for a promotional trip to China, so he had a decent excuse.
Forward Linton Johnson deserves credit for representing the 2008-09 Bulls on the golf course, even though he was cut loose a few weeks ago. He’s still working out and waiting for a training camp invite from somebody. If there are any injuries among the forwards this season, maybe he’ll be back with the Bulls.
The only other bit of news I found was center Aaron Gray still hasn’t signed his one-year qualifying offer. His agent might be thinking there's still a chance for a two-year guarantee out there somewhere. Either way, the team expects Gray to be the 13th player on the roster.
The Bulls’ staff and course personnel did a nice job of getting things going after a morning filled with violent thunderstorms. Proceeds from the event went to CharitaBulls and Prevent Child Abuse America.