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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Thibodeau, Forman and media fill Berto

By Nick Friedell

Berto Center
Coach Tom Thibodeau and GM Gar Forman already have arrived at the Berto Center.
DEERFIELD, Ill. -- The Berto Center is open for business again.

Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau walked through the doors of the Bulls practice facility around 9:15 a.m. CT with a smile on his face and a coffee in his hand.

Thibodeau told a horde of media that he would be back down to speak at some point in the near future. It is unclear how much Thibodeau will be able to say given that he still isn't allowed to have contact with any of his players until the new labor agreement is ratified and signed.

Bulls GM Gar Forman rolled into the parking lot at 10 AM. He isn't allowed to have contact with the players either, although he can speak to their agents.

The Bulls media relations department isn't sure if or when players will appear today.

Several Bulls players attended the Jay-Z/Kanye West concert at the United Center last night.

The scene is festive at the facility as media and Bulls support staff are awaiting the arrival of players.

Stay tuned to this blog for updates throughout the day.