Monty Williams: Derrick Rose’ Bulls Nowhere Near Jordan’s Bulls

by February 29, 2012

Derrick Rose may have led the Chicago Bulls to a last-minute victory over New Orleans last night, but Hornets’ head coach Monty Williams says these Bulls have a long way to go before they can even be mentioned in the same breath as those legendary, MJ-led squads. From the Chicago Tribune: “Some things really were better in the old days. Take the Bulls. If you think this Rose-colored group matches the excitement of the Jordan-era Bulls, you’d be wrong. That’s according to Hornets coach Monty Williams. ‘I don’t think it’s even close to that yet,’ he said before his team took the United Center floor Tuesday. ‘They do a really good job and they are on their way, but I played against (Michael) Jordan and (Scottie) Pippen and (Dennis) Rodman, and that was a different beast. If you didn’t watch yourself, when they called out Jordan’s name, you’d get caught up in it.'”