Sunday , Oct , 19 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Drew Gooden: The Chicago Bulls are Rebuilding this Year

Still, no one had uttered the magic R-word around the team until Drew Gooden after Wednesday’s marathon four-hour practice session.

”I think it’s a rebuilding year even though we have some guys that have been here for years playing together,” he said. ”We have some new guys, a rookie point guard in Derrick Rose that we want to help lead this team. We have some rebuilding to do. We have a new coach in his first year in Vinny [Del Negro], a new coaching staff, so they’re trying to get a feel for one another. But we’re going to put this thing together.”

Chicago Sun-Times