As the Bulls move forward in the wake of Derrick Rose's torn ACL in his left knee which will cause him to miss the rest of the playoffs, general manager Gar Forman is looking back.
The injury to Rose was the latest in a series of injuries to that kept the reigning league MVP out for a large part of the season. Forman, the rest of the front office and the coaching staff feel that the team's ability to keep playing at a high level will serve them well as they try to advance in the playoffs.
"Our goal was to be 100 percent going into the playoffs, which we felt we were," Forman said. "It's obviously disappointing for Derrick, disappointing for the organization. I think Tom has said what we all feel. I think the players feel we all have enough to get it done and have success. Certainly, as a coaching staff and front office, we feel we have enough to have success and get it done. We think we've proven that throughout the year. When other guys go down, other guys have stepped up. We've proven that throughout the year. We'll continue to move forward.''