Deng a 'personal' loss for Bulls

The toughest Bull since Jordan will be missed, especially by his coach

Updated: January 7, 2014, 3:49 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Taj Gibson got the news at 3 a.m. in a phone call from his brother. But he thought it was nothing but a bad dream.

Luol Deng traded? No way.

"I didn't believe it," he said Tuesday after the first morning shootaround of the post-Deng era. "'That's just talk. I'll wait 'til I go to the locker room.' And then I go to the locker room and everybody's just sad-faced, worse than me. My immediate reaction was, it sucks."

The news of Deng's trade to ...

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