Extreme Team Makeover: Bulls Edition

Extreme Team Makeover: Bulls Edition

Everybody knows Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Luol Deng, but other than that there are not many familiar faces on the Bulls roster this upcoming season.  After failing to sign LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh during NBA free agency this summer, the Bulls recovered nicely and compiled a talented and deep roster that will help them contend for the Eastern Conference Title for years to come.

And now…..your new Chicago Bulls…

Coach Tom ThibodeauHead Coach – Tom Thibodeau

Spent the last three seasons as the Associate Head Coach of the Boston Celtics.  In that span the Celtics made two trips to the NBA Finals and won the Championship in 2008.  Thibodeau has been on the NBA sidelines for over 20 seasons and is considered one of the NBA’s top defensive coaches.   Coach Thibs will actually know what he is doing, unlike previous coach Vinny Del Negro.

Carlos Boozer

#5 -Forward – Height: 6’9 – College: Duke – Years Pro: 8
  • Carlos BoozerSigned a 5 year/$80 million contract on July 9, 2010
  • 2x NBA All-Star (2007, 2008)
  • Won the Gold Medal with Team USA at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games
  • Won 2001 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship for Coach K at Duke University
  • Will miss the next 6-10 weeks after breaking a bone in his hand this past Sunday (10/3)
  • Follow Carlos on Twitter @CBoozTheBull

Kyle KorverKyle Korver

#26 – Forward/Guard – Height: 6’7 – College: Creighton – Years Pro: 7
  • Korver agreed to a 3 year/$15 million contract with the Bulls
  • Korver immediately becomes the Bulls’ best outside shooter and should expect plenty of open jump shots thanks to Derrick Rose’s ability to penetrate the lane
  • Led the NBA by shooting 53.6% from 3-point land last season
  • He might be Ashton Kutcher’s long lost twin

Ronnie BrewerRonnie Brewer

#11 – Guard – Height: 6’7 – College: Arkansas – Years Pro: 4
  • Brewer agreed to a three-year/$12.5 million contract with Bulls
  • The former Utah Jazz starting guard is known as a fierce defender.  The Bulls will no longer have undersized guards (K. Hinrich, B. Gordon) trying to defend the Eastern Conference’s elite shooting guards (D. Wade, J. Johnson, V. Carter, R. Allen & J. Salmons)
  • Excellent in running the court in transition and finishing at the rim

Omer AsikOmer Asik

#3 – Center – Height: 7’0 – Turkey – Years Pro: Rookie
  • Omer Asik was selected 36th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2008 NBA Draft and traded to the Bulls in a draft day deal
  • After playing overseas professionally for multiple seasons, Asik signed a contract with the Bulls this summer
  • Two-time Turkish League All-Star (2007, 2008) & member of the Turkish National Basketball Team

Other notable additions:

CJ Watson CJ Watson

 

#32 – Guard – Height: 6’2 – College: Tennessee – Years Pro: 3


Kurt Thomas Kurt Thomas

 

#40 – Forward – Height: 6’9 – College: Texas Christian – Years Pro: 15


Keith Bogans Keith Bogans

 

#6 – Guard/Forward – Height: 6’5 – College: Kentucky – Years Pro: 7

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Getty Images
 

 

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