With the distance of two decades and the permanence of a pair of Bulls three-peats logged in the history books, it might seem like the team’s third title was a foregone conclusion. But the road to becoming just the third team in NBA history to win three straight titles was incredibly long and bumpy, and ultimately helped to push basketball’s brightest star into a premature retirement.
Blogs.Bulls.com: Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was among those on hand at a sold-out United Center for the Blackhawks opening game of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday, a marathon 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins in triple overtime. Needless to say, he came away impressed.
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The Bulls held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the team’s new practice facility. Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and Bulls President and COO Michael Reinsdorf were joined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr. to celebrate the new facility. News release & photos | Transcript of remarks
Bulls forward Taj Gibson is among 20 players owning USA Basketball experience who will attend the 2013 USA Basketball Men's National Team mini-camp that will be held July 22-25 in Las Vegas, Nev. "The group of players we have assembled for the mini-camp are extremely talented and very versatile," said USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo.
Sam Smith: USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo suggested Monday, on a conference call to announce the additions Tom Thibodeau and Monty Williams as assistants, the way is being cleared for Derrick Rose to return to USA Basketball for the 2014 World Cup in Spain and the 2016 Olympics in South America. Full story | Also: USA Basketball news release