During the post-Michael Jordan era, the Bulls found it hard to find their groove again. One could expect this, though, when basically your entire team falls apart.
The Bulls had a few playoff runs, but that is not a huge statement in what usually is a weak Eastern Conference.
The Bulls have done a few good things on personnel, such as drafting Rose, Kirk Hinrich, Luol Deng and hiring guys like Scott Skiles, Tom Thibodeau and Gar Forman.
One can't forget about those dark years, though, but at least now we can look back and laugh at them as the Bulls have put themselves in position for contention for years to come.