It didn't take long for Chicago Bulls fans to be reminded what they were missing when Derrick Rose sat out last season. On the Bulls' first possession of Wednesday's preseason game against the Detroit Pistons Rose drove to the basket on a pass from Joakim Noah and made a layup scoring the first points of the game. It was a night the fans had been wanting to see for a long time. Rose back on the floor in Chicago. It was the first 2013-14 preseason game at the United Center Rose's first game back since since the tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on April 28 2012. "I've been waiting 500-something days for this" Bulls fan Joe Currie 28 said before tipoff. As the Bulls took the court for shootaround fans were still filing into their seats. But by the time the lights dimmed and their iconic intro song (the Alan Parsons Project's "Sirius" which has been the team's entrance music since Michael Jordan's era) started the building was electric. After introducing the other four starters — forwards Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer center Noah and guard Mike Dunleavy — Bulls public address announcer Tommy Edwards took an extra pause before introducing "From Chicago No. 1 Derrick Rose." And the United Center crowd gave a deafening roar. "We have great support here and we appreciate it" Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said before the game. "But as I told the players we can't rely on our fans to get the job done. We have to give them something to cheer about. So we have to play hard we have to play smart we have to play together.
Bulls' Derrick Rose finally returns to United Center
USA Today | Oct 16