Found December 21, 2011 on The Sports Bank:
The Chicago Bulls know exactly where their bread is buttered. The reigning MVP Derrick Rose has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the team worth approximately $94 million. Rose on the extension: “I’ll be able to afford what I want. But not too many things excite me except winning and being around my family.” The deal was done right before the Bulls completed their two game preseason (both wins) versus the Indiana Pacers. The extension will start in the 2012-13 season, when Rose is eligible to make about $16 million. Rose had 12 points and 9 assists in tonight’s preseason game, in which he played all the way till the closing minutes. He had a team high 16 in 29 minutes in the preseason game this past Friday. The Bulls won a league high 62 games last season, before losing 4-1 to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. “The reason why we lost last year, I put it all on me,” Rose said. “Me not making the right decisions at certain times, not knowing the ...
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