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Chicago Bulls’ Guard Derrick Rose Named NBA Rookie of the Year

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The Chicago Bulls' search for a cornerstone player to lead their team into the future may have ended today, as Derrick Rose was named the NBA Rookie of the Year.

 

Rose, who restored hope to a Chicago franchise that has been struggling to find an identity since the days of Michael Jordan, is the third Bull to win the award, joining MJ and Elton Brand (who shared the award with Steve Francis).

 

Rose, a point guard from Chicago’s South Side, played well beyond his years in leading the Bulls to a 41-41 record this year, up from a 33-49 record last year, and their fourth t...

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