Bulls guardÂ Derrick RoseÂ visited Madrid on a promotion tour with adidas and spoke with HoopsHype about his team, his coach, the lockout and his determination to win multiple rings. Â Read more after the jump.
If thereâ€™s finally a shortened season or no season at all, would you consider playing overseas?
DR:Â Iâ€™m staying. I donâ€™t play pickup basketball. Iâ€™m working out in Los Angeles right now. I havenâ€™t taken into consideration yet playing overseas. Right now, if I do think about it, the Euroleague is definitely an option I would consider. I would have to talk to my agents and make sure that everything is OK, but Iâ€™m hoping right now thereâ€™s a season.
Time has passed since you won the MVP trophy award. What are your feelings about it now?
DR:Â It was great but Iâ€™m not satisfied. I wonâ€™t be satisfied until I win a championship. Iâ€™m not satisfied at all. Thereâ€™s not a doubt in my mind that Iâ€™m not going to win a championship. Iâ€™m going win multiple championships. Itâ€™s not a doubt in my mind.
Carlos Boozer was a great addition to the team last season, but he struggled a little bit during the playoffs. What do you expect from him and the rest of the guys next season?
DR:Â Everybody is working out hard right now. If everyone comes in and work on their game, I think that we have a good shot of winning without getting anybody to come to my team. I think everything was just so newâ€¦ Last year was my first time getting past the first round of the playoffs. Everything was just new to everybody, and that thing is gonna help us. Last year was the base for our team and the skyâ€™s the limit for us.
So you donâ€™t feel you need any additions to the roster?
DR:Â We donâ€™t need it right now. If we sign somebody that can definitely fitâ€¦ But to me I think that we are OK.
Full Interview here:Â Hoops Hype