According to ESPNChicago’s Jon Greenberg, head coach Tom Thibodeau has confirmed that Derrick Rose is back and it’s the old him: speed, shooting, ball handling and greatness.
Rose tore his ACL last year and fans were begging the star point guard to come back for the playoffs but never happened. Physically, but more mentally ready was Rose’s concern.
“I worked him out about a week ago,” Thibodeau said in a phone conversation Thursday. “It was great.”
“Watching the way he’s moving now, there’s a confidence,” Thibodeau said. “[Reporters] may not have been able to see the total work he was putting in. But he was putting in an enormous amount of work each and every day. He just never got to the explosiveness he was comfortable with. I think he’s there now. He feels great, and that’s the most important thing.”
I guess we can use those Adidas comeback commercials for the 2013-14 season.