As the winless Chicago Bulls (gunning for 0-10 with a visit to Utah later tonight) take stock of yet another rebuilding year, the Arlington Daily Herald’s Mike Imrem thinks the coach oughta fall under heavy scrutiny.

In theory, Scott Scowls’ methods are appealing. Rosters are filled with overpaid underachievers, so fans love disciplinarian coaches.

In reality, it’s probably a race on the Bulls between veterans and youngsters to see who quits first on Skiles.

Tyson Chandler received a technical for slapping the backboard on a dunk? That had to be addressed. Eddy Curry is lackadaisical? That has to be addressed.

But disciplining them publicly or allowing punishment to become public … I doubt whether that’s productive.

Maybe I’m misjudging Skiles. I’m just drawing impressions from what I see. What I see is a tightly wound coach, which usually tightly winds players.

Not even college coaches can summarily demand players play a certain way these days. As Villanova coach Jay Wright told ESPN last spring, “You can’t tell (players), ‘I’m the coach, so do it.’æ”

It’s hard enough being beaten game after game. It’s even harder to be beaten on by a coach day after day. The danger is young players will be lost forever – their minds, then their bodies, ultimately their potential.

Skiles came to the Bulls with a dubious reputation. During his first NBA head-coaching stop, he reportedly repulsed assorted Suns. The last thing the Bulls need is another authority figure whom imminent free agents around the league can’t embrace. They already went through that with former general manager Jerry Krause.