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Rose shows what Bulls were missing

Updated: October 6, 2013, 1:24 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- After a 526-day layoff, Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau decided that 20 minutes, 26 seconds was enough time for Derrick Rose in his long-awaited return.

So the coach pulled Rose early in the third quarter, and that's when Thibodeau knew his star player was really back.

"He got mad at me, so I knew we were good," Thibodeau said. "Now things are back to normal."

In perhaps the most-anticipated preseason opener in Bulls history, Rose scored 13 points in #TheRealReturn ...

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