Opinions varied as to what type of team Chicago would be this season, but nobody thought it would be the kind that loses at home to the 1-19 Nets.
High expectations greeted the Bulls this fall after they narrowly lost an epic playoff series against Boston last spring. With a promising young point guard in Derrick Rose and with forward Luol Deng returning from injury, most experts pegged Chicago for the playoffs. Some thought they could be a 50-win team and challenge the East's upper crust. Certainly nobody thought they'd be a 50-loss team.