General manager Gar Forman tried to lessen some of the media frenzy about the job status of coach Vinny Del Negro sparked by an inaccurate ESPN.com report that circulated Monday by addressing the media before the Bulls game against the Indiana Pacers Tuesday night.
"Vinny is our coach," Forman said. "Our goal is to get better each and every day. We as a management team are exploring all options to get better. We expect our coaches to work each and every day to get this team better."
When asked if he would commit to Del Negro finishing the season, Forman said:
"I feel we shouldn't talk about evaluations with any personnel that we do internally. We are all being evaluated at all times. That goes from me to our management staff to our coaching staff to our players, and those are things that we keep internally."
Forman then was asked if management was behind Del Negro.
"Our organization is behind what we're doing," Forman said. "We're still optimistic of where we're going. Like I said, I don't think anybody is happy where we're at today and our goal is to get better each day."