Bulls seek new direction with Rose

Originally Published: June 26, 2008
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- The Chicago Bulls needed a Draft Cam like Kobe needed Shaq to bust rhymes. Have you ever seen mannequins seated at an office table? That was the Bulls' war room.

When they ended the manufactured pre-draft suspense and chose Derrick Rose with the No. 1 overall pick, Bulls general manager John Paxson and his staff applauded like they were at the opera. The reaction was restrained, polite and understated, just like Paxson himself.

But Paxson also ...

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