Chicago Bulls fans came away as the big winners during the first week of training camp, as the team had a couple of surprises in store for them.
Big news came early on media day: The Bulls completed their training camp roster (via ESPNChicago.com) and announced that head coach Tom Thibodeau agreed to a four-year contract extension (via ESPNChicago.com).
Those developments stunned many.
Regarding the training camp invitees, two of the five players signed have intriguing NBA resumes. Former Utah Jazz center Kyrylo Fesenko and journeyman swingman Marko Jaric will make things interesting during the next three weeks. They will push the players that are ahead of them on the depth chart, and both of them will have a chance at making the Bulls roster.
Both Fesenko and Jaric are good defensive players, and their skill sets are natural fits for Thibodeau’s defensive coaching style.
The announcement of Thibodeau’s extension was an unexpected, yet pleasant surprise.
Thibodeau was among three winners during the first week of the Bulls training camp. There were three losers as well.