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No Word on Bulls Coach Del Negro - Yet
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- At some point in the next few days, the Chicago Bulls figure to reveal coach Vinny Del Negro's job status. They just weren't making any announcements on Wednesday.

After back-to-back 41-win seasons and first-round playoff exits, Del Negro at least got some public support from his players after the Bulls were eliminated by Cleveland.

Joakim Noah, who enjoyed a breakout season, says Del Negro "did a lot for me as a player."

Kirk Hinrich says Del Negro "fit the bill for us. He let you be who you are."

Del Negro's status is the most immediate issue for the Bulls to address heading into an offseason when they're poised to offer a maximum contract in what might be the greatest free agent market in NBA history.

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