Paxson had seen enough

Updated: December 4, 2003, 11:47 AM ET
By Sam Smith | Special to ESPN.com

When Bill Cartwright played for the Bulls, with elbows flailing and body lurching, he sometimes was likened to a turkey running around with its head cut off.

And so with Thanksgiving Day approaching, the Bulls cut off the head of their team -- coach Cartwright -- as general manager and former teammate John Paxson fired Cartwright with two games left on a Western Conference road trip with a dispirited team at a disappointing 4-10.

It was the continuation of a facelift that would no ...

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