Left to Right: (front row): Ronnie Brewer, Mike James, C.J. Watson, Derrick Rose, Richard Hamilton, Jimmy Butler, John Lucas III. (middle row): Equipment Manager John Ligmanowski, Strength and Conditioning Coach Erik Helland, Kyle Korver, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah, Omer Asik, Brian Scalabrine, Taj Gibson, Head Athletic Trainer Fred Tedeschi, Assistant Athletic Trainer Jeff Tanaka. (back row): Assistant Video Coordinator Daisuke Yoshimoto, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Nick Papendieck, Assistant Coach Mike Wilhelm, Assistant Coach Adrian Griffin, Assistant Coach Ron Adams, Head Coach Tom Thibodeau, Assistant Coach Andy Greer, Assistant Coach Ed Pinkney, Assistant Coach Rick Brunson, Strength & Conditioning Intern Geoff Puls, Video Intern Jim Topor.
First round, Jimmy Butler (Marquette).
Qualified for the seventh time in eight seasons ... eliminated in the first round by the Philadelphia 76ers (4-2).
Derrick Rose and Luol Deng were selected to the 2012 NBA All-Star Game in Orlando; it marked the first time since 1997 that Chicago had two players (Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen) participate in the All-Star Game ... Head Coach Tom Thibodeau and his staff coached the Eastern Conference All-Stars, while Assistant Coach Ron Adams coached the TEAM SHAQ squad in the Rising Stars Challenge ... with Chicago’s win at Orlando on March 19, Tom Thibodeau reached the 100-win plateau in his 130th career game as a head coach (the fastest to do so in NBA history) ... Derrick Rose was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice and Tom Thibodeau earned Eastern Conference Coach of the Month honors three times ... Luol Deng was selected to the NBA’s All-Defensive Second Team.