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Five games to keep an eye on in Bulls' 2011-12 schedule

Five games to keep an eye on in Bulls' 2011-12 schedule
It took the Bulls a couple months to find their stride on the road last season — and that was with a full 82-game slate. Coach Tom Thibodeau has to hope his team becomes comfortable away from the United Center awfully quick in 2011-12, because the Bulls will start the revised, 66-game regular-season with a... Read more »

NBA owners, players reach handshake deal to start season Dec. 25

With Christmas Day games hanging in the balance because of the five-month old lockout, the NBA owners and players reached a handshake labor agreement to begin free agency and training camps Dec. 9 and start the 2011-12 season on Dec. 25. In a joint press conference following Friday’s 16-hour negotiating session, which went into early... Read more »

NBA gives players Wednesday deadline to accept offer

From the start of negotiations between the NBA owners and players’ union, commissioner David Stern said the league’s offers will only get worse as the lockout drags on and regular-season games are cancelled. Unless the players significantly change their stance in the next few days, Stern’s warning will come to fruition, which would plummet the... Read more »

More NBA cancellations coming Tuesday; Derrick Rose in Hawaii

With the NBA owners and players’ union failing to reach a new collective bargaining agreement during last week’s crucial sessions, the league is set to cancel at least two more weeks of the 2011-12 season on Tuesday, according to the New York Daily News. On the bright side, it appears that commissioner David Stern will... Read more »

NBA lockout claims first two weeks of season

NBA commissioner David Stern stayed true to his promise, cancelling the first two weeks of the 2011-12 regular season after the owners and players’ union failed to reach the framework of a new collective bargaining agreement in a last-ditch effort in New York on Monday. “The gap is so significant that we just can’t bridge... Read more »

Different vibe with Thibodeau from beginning, as he wins COY

In an expected turnout, Tom Thibodeau will be named NBA Coach of the Year on Sunday afternoon (3:30pm CT), per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. Thibodeau led the Bulls to 62 wins, which tied Thibodeau with Paul Westphal for most wins by a rookie head coach. The Bulls compiled the best record in the... Read more »

Rose paces Bulls late in Game 1 victory

Well, so much for things being easy in this 1-8 matchup. The Bulls didn’t take the lead in this game until the final minute, but held on for a 104-99 win despite being outplayed — on both ends — for most of the game by the Indiana Pacers, who played with a lot of confidence.... Read more »

Rose fifth among NBA's popular jerseys -- behind Rondo

The soon-to-be MVP, Derrick Rose, finished fifth in NBA’s annual jersey popularity list, according to CBS Sports. You can find the list in its entirety, however the top five consists of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Rajon Rondo, Amar’e Stoudemire and Chicago’s own Derrick Rose. It’s interesting that LeBron’s apparently already gotten his popularity back with... Read more »

Rose is your '10-11 NBA MVP; who's behind him?

With the way Derrick Rose has willed the Chicago Bulls on his back, despite injuries and low expectations, it’s fairly clear he’s your 2010-11 NBA Most Valuable Player. No one expected the Bulls to win 60 (possibly 62) games, especially not with Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah, two key big men, missing 57 combined games.... Read more »

Rose seals MVP in Bulls' win over Celtics

If it wasn’t cemented yet, let’s just say this was the dagger, nail in the coffin, the finishing touch for Derrick Rose’s MVP resume. And he did it in impressive fashion, with 30 points, eight assists, five rebounds and two steals in nearly 40 minutes. It was a team effort for the Bulls as they... Read more »