RSS

Bulls, Rose close to major extension

13 Dec

By Carlos Nazario,

In news that will make all Bulls’ fans ecstatic, the Chicago Bulls and reigning MVP Derrick Rose are finalizing an extension to keep Rose in his hometown for years to come.

The extension is reportedly for 5 years, $94 million. Rose has 2 years left on his rookie deal. He is scheduled to make $6.9 million this season and $9.1 million next season. The extension will have him with the Bulls until 2017.

“Derrick is the centerpiece of what we’re putting together here,” Bulls General Manager Gar Forman said. “We want Derrick to be a Bull for a long, long time. It’s very important that we put the right pieces around Derrick.”

On the Bulls’ media day on Sunday, Rose was asked about whether or not he was on the verge of signing the deal. “If it was up to me, yes, I would sign quick,” Rose said “But I know I’m not worried about that right now. I know that when the time comes, I know that I’ll sign.”

The sound of that is sweet music to the ears of Bulls fans.

Advertisements
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Basketball, Carlos Nazario, Sports

 

Tags: , ,

Comment away!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: