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Bulls Watch: More World Wide Wes?
By Mike McGraw | Daily Herald Staff
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Published: 5/31/2010 12:05 AM

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Here's a glance at some of the latest developments as the Bulls search for a new coach and prepare to court top free agents:

Wes-Shaw connection: There has been plenty written about how NBA superfriend William "Worldwide Wes" Wesley was allegedly trying to help get his friend John Calipari one of the league's job openings, with a possible connection to free agent LeBron James. The Calipari campaign never panned out with the Bulls or anyone else.

A new rumor, though, has Wesley pushing Lakers assistant Brian Shaw for the Bulls under the idea that James is intrigued by the triangle offense. Shaw is in his fifth season working under Phil Jackson.

The Bulls are going to wait until the end of the Finals before moving forward on their coaching search. Right now, Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau and ex-Blazers and Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks are the leaders, but Shaw has time to join the race.

Words from Akron: Here's an interesting quote about LeBron James from University of Akron coach Keith Dambrot, James' first coach in high school.

"Ultimately, it's going to come down to whether he thinks he can win in Cleveland," Dambrot said in the Akron Beacon-Journal. "I don't think anything else will come into play in this whole thing. He'll never go down in history like he wants to unless he wins championships. If he doesn't think he can win here - Cleveland fans don't want to hear it - but he'll probably leave."