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eek I heard the replay of the interview and boy JR sounded peeved.Reinsdorf took exception to questions ranging from agents to baseball's steroid policy. He answered similar questions recently on Mike North's show on WSCR-AM (670).
After accusing agent Scott Boras of being a liar, Reinsdorf said he won't deal with agents for coaches or managers. He said he did that once, and it was a mistake. Silverman correctly inferred he was talking about Phil Jackson, then asked how that could have been a mistake considering Jackson won six titles with the Bulls.
''I'm not going to get into it,'' Reinsdorf said. ''The fact of the matter is it was a mistake.''
Reinsdorf was asked about picking up the options for next season on Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and Bulls coach Scott Skiles.
''I think you've gone far enough with this line of questioning,'' Reinsdorf said.
Reinsdorf already told North that Skiles' option will be picked up because that's what general manager John Paxson desires. Paxson has said he wants Skiles to remain his coach for many years.
Silverman then threw out a softball question about the resurgent Bulls being the biggest surprise team during Reinsdorf's tenure.
''The biggest surprise I've had is the nature of this interview,'' Reinsdorf said. ''I thought it would be a nice chat about Opening Day, and you guys turn it into '60 Minutes.' These are not questions we were supposed to discuss.''
Reinsdorf later said: ''I hope you enjoyed [the interview] because I won't be on with you guys again. You conducted this interview under false pretenses, and you won't get another bite at the apple.''