Why should you feel different about the Bulls this year than last spring, when it was basically Derrick Rose going one on five in the playoffs? What makes you feel better about this yearís team?
Deng seems more confident. Boozer is in better shape. Derrick Rose has matured. Iím a little worried about making sure that they give him enough rest with the back spasms that he had. But the Bulls, I think, are right in there. I think theyíve got a great chance. The Heat are playing better than anybody right now. And when those folks get going on a fast break, itís over.
But during the playoffs things slow down a little bit, and you got to run a half-court offense, and in that situation, I think the Bulls got a shot.
Over the last five years, how many times have you envisioned welcoming the world champion Chicago Bulls to the White House?
Every year. And it hasnít happened yet, but it will happen.