Reinsdorf clarifies remarks, implies ex-coach had Bulls' best interests in mind

Updated: January 28, 2008, 8:35 AM ET
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CHICAGO -- Former Chicago Bulls coach Scott Skiles was fired after he told management the team needed "a new voice."

"Something didn't mesh right this year," team chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said in an interview scheduled to air Sunday night on WGN-TV. "Scott came to us eventually and said, 'I think the team needs a new voice.' ... Scott realized that he wasn't getting through to them. It was time to do something else."

In a later interview Sunday with the Chicago Tribune, Reinsdorf ...

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