Big Ben's dislike for Flip helped fuel his departure

Updated: October 24, 2006, 1:32 PM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN Insider

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- First and foremost, it was the money that brought Ben Wallace to the Chicago Bulls. They were offering a starting salary of $16 million -- more than $4 million more than what the Detroit Pistons were offering -- and the bottom line, we all know, is that money talks.

But there was another factor, too, one that Wallace had kept pent up until now, that made his decision an easier one.

He did not like coach Flip Saunders, not one bit. And the fury he felt toward ...

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