Left to Right: (front row): Acie Law, Ronald “Flip” Murray, Kirk Hinrich, Derrick Rose, Janerro Pargo, Joe Alexander, Devin Brown. (middle row): Head Athletic Trainer Fred Tedeschi, Luol Deng, Hakim Warrick, Taj Gibson, Brad Miller, Joakim Noah, Jerome James, James Johnson, Chris Richard, Assistant Athletic Trainer Jeff Tanaka. (back row): Equipment Manager John Ligmanowski, Video Coordinator Adam Tatalovich, Player Developemnt Assistant Lindsey Hunter, Player Development Assistant Sidney Green, Assistant Coach/Player Development Dave Severns, Assistant Coach Bob Ociepka, Assistant Coach Pete Myers, Head Coach Vinny Del Negro, Assistant Coach Bernie Bickerstaff, Assistant Coach Mike Wilhelm, Director of Player Development Randy Brown, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Joshua Bonhotal, Strength and Conditioning Coach Erik Helland.
First round, James Johnson (Wake Forest), Taj Gibson (Southern California).
Qualified for the fifth time in six seasons ... eliminated in the first round by the Cleveland Cavaliers (4-1).
Derrick Rose was Chicago’s first All-Star selection since Michael Jordan in 1998; Rose finished with eight points, four assists and three steals in 15 minutes ... Rose was also named Eastern Conference Player of the Month in April ... Rose was one of four players in the NBA (LeBron James, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade) who averaged at least 20.0 ppg, 6.0 apg and 3.8 rpg ... Rose and Taj Gibson were selected to play in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Dallas (Rose sat out the game and played in the All-Star Game the following day) ... Gibson earned T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie First Team honors; Gibson led all rookies in rpg (7.5), FG% (.494), double-doubles (18) and was second in bpg (1.27) ... the Bulls ranked first in the NBA in attendance with an average of 20,726 fans per game, including 23 sellouts.