Isaacson: Extension was smart money

Tom Thibodeau won coach of the year honors his first season and finished second last season. David Banks/US Presswire

DEERFIELD -- If the Bulls are still considering who to put on the cover of their first game program this season, they might consider the current glue of the organization, the one guy they have been able to count on consistently these last two years.

The face of the franchise, Tom Thibodeau is not. And there isn't a knee brace big enough to make us forget that Derrick Rose is now and for the foreseeable future, that guy.

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