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Former Bulls Guard Keith Bogans Signs With The Nets

A year ago, the Chicago Bulls made NBA history by becoming the first team ever to lead the league in regular season wins while starting all 82 games by playing only four-on-five offensively. If you think this constitutes a low-blow, you never watched Keith Bogans start every damn game for your favorite basketball team.

Bogans was a head-scratching favorite of otherwise-stellar Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau a year ago. His offensive scouting report was as barren as they come: he couldn't particularly handle the ball or pass, and could only rarely shoot. Bogans was a sound perimeter defender -- hilariously, he even got a vote for Defensive Player of the Year from ESPN's Dr. Jack Ramsey -- but his offensive limitations made him a very glaring hole on a team that reached the Eastern Conference Finals.

Bogans has been a free agent since Chicago decided to sign guard Richard Hamilton in his place, but today the Kentucky product reached an agreement with the New Jersey Nets.

The Tribune's K.C. Johnson got a statement from Thibodeau on Bogans before tonight's loss to the 76ers.


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