CHICAGO -- It was Mike Ditka who said, "Those who live in the past are cowards and losers."
Write that down to repeat the next time someone whines about the games Derrick Rose didn't play last season.
Like Ditka, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau doesn't believe in dwelling in the past. At least not after he dissects tape of it.
With that in mind, the future is closer than ever for Rose and the Chicago Bulls, now that the NBA released its schedule for the 2013-14 season.