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Gordon uncertain of future

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Roughly three weeks from the time he will become an unrestricted free agent, guard Ben Gordon remains unsure if his future will be with the Bulls -- or if the Bulls want him back.

"I don't know," Gordon said during an interview on ESPN 1000's "Waddle and Silvy" show. "We'll have to wait and see how interested they are come July 1."

New Bulls general manager Gar Forman was the main negotiator with Gordon's agent the previous two summers, but Gordon believes the decision of his future will be made by chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, not Forman or executive vice president John Paxson.

"Ultimately, I think everything goes through Jerry," Gordon said. "I think those guys represent what Jerry wants. He's the owner. Obviously he can determine how quickly -- or how not -- the process is."

Unlike last year when he was a restricted free agent, Gordon could decide to leave the Bulls this summer -- with the team getting nothing in return for its leading scorer.

"I've had a great time," Gordon said of his five years with the Bulls. "Chicago is a great city. I love the fans. As far as my decision, I want to win. I'm going to make my decision... The money's going to be a factor, too, but I want to win an NBA championship and I want to be on a team that has a chance to win."

Despite his uncertain future, Gordon will conduct a basketball camp at the Bulls-Sox Training Academy in Lisle next week.

"It's about the kids," he said of his reason for doing the camp. "The kids are the ones paying the money and they want to come to the camp to improve their games. I stress the fundamentals."


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I certainly hope he stays in chicago. I live in Az and was a big time Bulls fan when we were on top and stayed a big time die hard fan even though we fell off the radar and this season we had hi hopes and it didnt look good until we made the trade for salmons and miller and e let me tell you the playoffs were great to see. All the old emotions came back and you felt excited about Chicago's play. Ben Gordon is an excellent player who can light it up as we saw against Boston. Chicago needs to make sure we get him back so we can keep building these young players and maybe we can bring that old feeling back to the united center!! I love the BULLS

I certainly hope he stays in chicago. I live in Az and was a big time Bulls fan when we were on top and stayed a big time die hard fan even though we fell off the radar and this season we had high hopes and it didnt look good until we made the trade for salmons and miller and e let me tell you the playoffs were great to see. All the old emotions came back and you felt excited about Chicago's play. Ben Gordon is an excellent player who can light it up as we saw against Boston. Chicago needs to make sure we get him back so we can keep building these young players and maybe we can bring that old feeling back to the united center!! I love the BULLS

Really hope they keep him,hes a great scorer.But...if they can sign and trade for a top 4 pick go for it.If they let him go without even making a good offer thier stupid.Hey if we can get Kobe or Labron or Cris Bosch go 4 it.....

I think Ben Gordon will stay n he will be apart of the Bulls when the 2009 - 2010 season begin I love Ben I think if they don't resign him Chicago will b though for many years to come keep all the players u have n add a big man n get some good picks n the 1st round

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