CHICAGO -- The old Derrick Rose is back. Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Rose's speed and explosiveness is back to where the former MVP feels like himself again. "I worked him out about a week ago," Thibodeau said in a phone conversation Thursday. "It was great." Rose missed the entire season rehabbing from a torn ACL in his left knee suffered during last year's playoffs. His longer-than-expected absence, and the ensuing debate about it, was the overwhelming storyline during a challenging Bulls season that ended in a second-round loss to the Miami Heat. Last season is over and Thibodeau is looking to the future.