Bulls have big goals for short season

December, 9, 2011
12/09/11
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Greenberg By Jon Greenberg
ESPNChicago.com
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DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Familiar sounds echoed in the Berto Center gym Friday night.

Carlos Boozer hollering, Tom Thibodeau teaching and the squeak-squeak-squeaking of fresh basketball shoes hitting the floor.

For basketball junkies, it was the sound of a season. Think Dr. Dre's long-awaited "Detox" album in high-tops.

While the confusing after-effects of the lockout and the ugliness of the Chris Paul situation resonated around the league, it was a business-like jam session on Day 1 for the Chicago Bulls, which return mostly intact from last year's 62-win team.

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Jon Greenberg

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Jon Greenberg is a columnist for ESPNChicago.com. He has lived and worked in Chicago since 2003, and is a graduate of Ohio University and the University of Chicago.

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