The Bulls entered the unofficial second half of the 2012-13 season with a 26-17 record. Currently, they are in first place of the NBA Central and are only three games behind the Eastern Conference leading Miami Heat.
It has been a year full of surprises. Not only do the Bulls have a chance at home-court advantage in the East, they were rewarded with two representatives for the upcoming NBA All-Star Game. The distinction is an ode to the perseverance and resolve the Bulls have displayed all year. It is proof that you must continue to play on despite the hand that you are dealt with as a team.
Overall, I give the Bulls an A at the midseason mark. Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau gets a B in what has become his best coaching job. The only thing that prevents him from getting an A is his reluctance to adjust his rotations in a faster manner.