The Bulls' All-Star drought is over.
According to league sources, Derrick Rose, the Bulls' second-year guard, has been voted by NBA coaches as an Eastern Conference reserve. An official announcement will be made on a TNT telecast later Thursday.
Rose, averaging 19.75 points and 5.9 assists, is the Bulls' first All-Star since Michael Jordan won the game's most valuable player award in 1998.
Rose also will be in Dallas to defend his Skills Challenge title. That contest will take place Feb. 12. The All-Star game is Feb. 14.
Utah Jazz and former Illinois point guard Deron Williams was named to the West squad. The Celtics' Rajon Rondo will join Rose on the East side.
Report: Coaches pick Rose for All-Star game
According to a report at Yahoo!.com, the Bulls' drought in the NBA All-Star game is over.
The report cites sources that say Bulls guard Derrick Rose has been picked by NBA coaches to play in the game. The official announcement will be made at 6 p.m. today on TNT.
The last Bulls star to play be in the NBA's All-Star Game was Michael Jordan in 1998.
Yahoo! also reports that former Illini star Deron Williams will play for the West squad, and Rose will be joined by Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce of Boston, Chris Bosh of Toronto, Gerald Wallace of Charlotte, and two Atlanta players, Joe Johnson and Al Horford.
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Derrick Rose will be selected to the NBA All-Star team—report