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Thursday, March 24, 2011
Podcast: Thibs: Rose leading by example

By ESPNChicago.com

Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, speaking coach to coach with Dr. Jack Ramsay, explained how a player with a quiet nature like Derrick Rose can still be a dynamic leader.

"I've talked to him quite a bit about leadership," Thibodeau said. "And in my eyes, your best players, or your best player, has to help ignite and inspire the team. And in some ways, I think the best thing he does are his actions. He does the right things every day. I think that's the best example you can set.

"And he's not afraid to say the right things. I think saying the right things at the right time in the appropriate way is more important than just ... some people think that yelling is leadership. I don't.

"I like the fact he's there early every day, practices hard, he wants to set a great example. He doesn't make any excuses. He's never satisfied. And the most important thing for him is our team winning, and to me that's great leadership."

To hear the entire interview, click here.