Derrick Rose: Thibs is coach of the year

Updated: April 8, 2011, 11:36 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

CLEVELAND -- Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is expected to be voted as the NBA's Most Valuable Player at season's end, but he is hoping his first year head coach, Tom Thibodeau, picks up some hardware of his own in the near future.

"Thibs, man, [he's the] coach of the year to me," Rose said after the Bulls 93-82 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. "Where he's just been on us. Holding everybody accountable every time we step on the court. With him, we've just ...

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