Superstar point guard Derrick Rose will miss most of the year sidelined by an ACL injury and a handful of key players from last year's squad will be playing elsewhere.
Thibodeau has been nothing short of sensational during his stay in Chicago, guiding the Bulls to the top seed in the Eastern Conference two years in a row.
However, things will get tough—really tough— next season for the NBA's 2011 Coach of the Year.
With D-Rose on the shelf, can Thibodeau’s Bulls stay relevant or sadly transform into a lottery team?
And will the newcomers buy into Thibodeau’s system?
Here are six challenges for Thibodeau’s Bulls in 2012-13.