The main topic of discussion in the local media, the national media or even in his own locker room didn’t matter. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau put an end to the Reggie Rose chatter Friday. “That’s gone, that’s gone, move on,’’ Thibodeau snapped when asked if he was pleased with how the organization handled the situation. After the trade deadline passed Thursday, Reggie Rose, the older brother and manager of Derrick Rose, questioned the direction of the franchise in an interview with ESPN Chicago. Thibodeau is in the business of keeping drama on the court, so he wasn’t about to reopen what he deemed old news. He wanted to move on, and he wanted his team to follow his lead. Mission accomplished as the Bulls put an abysmal performance against the Miami Heat behind them and dominated the Charlotte Bobcats 105-75. “We just wanted to come with the right approach even though it’s not the same caliber team [as the Heat], but I think we came with the right mind-set,’’ center Joakim Noah said. “It’s always tough to play back-to-back, and it was a good team win.’’ And one free of a serious Heat hangover. “Again, it was the disappointment because we didn’t play well [in the loss to the Heat],’’ Thibodeau said. “The important thing was the way we approached [Friday]. To learn from our mistakes but be ready to play [against the Bobcats].
Bulls pounce back vs. Bobcats
Chicago Sun-Times | Feb 23