Changing pace, face of franchise

Slowed Rose may not be the same, so Bulls must retool to again contend in future

Updated: November 26, 2013, 8:32 AM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPNChicago.com

There's no spinning this. There's no silver lining to look for, no side benefit to be realized down the road. This latest Derrick Rose injury is a shot to the heart, very likely a game changer in a way that could force the men who run the Chicago Bulls franchise to hit the reset button.

It's the cruelest blow we've seen in Chicago, really. Right there with Gale Sayers injuring his right knee at 25, while he was the most explosive and spectacular player in professional football, then his ...

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