The Chicago Bulls are prepared to make an all-out push to land Carmelo Anthony and they have a lucky rabbits tail in their back pockets.
Syracuse head basketball coach Jim Boeheim coached Carmelo Anthony in college and is great friends with Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau.
Boeheim told the New York Post that Thibs is excited for the opportunity to land Anthony.
“I’ve talked to Tom about Melo, his name has come up,’’ Boeheim told The Post. “I think Tom is very excited about the possibility of getting Carmelo. He likes him. He likes how he plays. He feels he’s coachable. I think Tom Thibodeau is one of the better coaches in the NBA. Carmelo would be happy playing for him. It would be a good fit — the coach-player relationship.’’
Boeheim says he’s talked to Carmelo, and the star forward just wants the best opportunity to win.
“I talked to some of his guys, spent time with him in the past about it,’’ Boeheim said. “Everybody has to understand with LeBron opting out [Tuesday], these guys are business guys. They have to look for the best situation for them. That’s all they’re doing. There’s so much put on winning championships. Every player has to try to find the best situation for them. Problem is, it’s not that easy to do.’’