Head coach of the Chicago Bulls, Tom Thibodeau, called into ESPN Radio’s Waddle and Silvy Friday morning to chat about the current playoffs, Bulls and Derrick Rose’s rehab progress:
Do the Bulls need to find a second superstar to pair with Derrick:
The thing is, the last two years we’ve been hit hard with injuries, so it’s hard to judge. When we have our full compliment of players, I really like our team and I think we’re as good as anybody. John and Gar are everyday looking at different scenarios and opportunities that we may have. But, I feel very good about the team that we have.
On Derrick Rose’s progress:
I talk to him almost everyday and I see him quite a bit. He’s doing great and he’s going through his rehab with a great support system, his family is fantastic. He comes in everyday, he’s diligent and he’s moving along well. I think he understands what he has to go through, and he’s approaching it like he does everything else. His rehabs are his games and practices right now. His concentration in rehab is fantastic, and he’s going step-by-step. He just has to be patient and keep doing what he’s doing.
On people calling next season a “throw away” year:
Well, you never know how things play out, I never look at it that way. I always feel like we have enough, we’ll figure out what the strengths of the team are. We’ll play to our strengths, cover up our weaknesses, we’ll try to get better each and everyday and then we will take our shot at the end.