After the Bulls' devastating injuries and short-lived postseason run, Chicago fans have experienced a wide range of emotions and sadness continues to hang over the memory of the season.
Head coach Tom Thibodeau joined the "Dan Patrick Show" on Thursday to discuss his take on the season and his team's abrupt ending after being named the number one team in the league during the regular season.
"It was disappointing that we lost, but I'm certainly not disappointed in our team. I thought our team battled all year, and it was one of those years we had injuries we had to deal with."
After Derrick Rose tore his ACL, Thibodeau received quite a bit of criticism for keeping his MVP in the game with a 12-point lead and just over a minute left to play.
"When I look back, I would not have done anything different and it was unfortunate that it happened, it's not a death sentence for Derrick and it's not a death sentence for our team."
Thibodeau spoke to Rose on Wednesday and says he's doing as well as can be expected, inching his way back to a full recovery.
"Derrick's just an incredible person... he's a fierce, fierce competitor, he's already looking forward to his rehab, he's already gotten started on that and he knows what's in front of him and he's focused on his improvement."