The Chicago Bulls were eliminated from the 2013 NBA Playoffs on Wednesday, ending their season without having Derrick Rose in the lineup for a single game.
Rose tore his ACL during Game 1 of the 2012 NBA Playoffs.
"He never quite reached the comfort level he needed to play," said Tom Thibodeau. "So he made the right decision."
Rose looked close to returning at one point of the season and said that he might return for the Bulls' series against the Miami Heat.
"He’s been diligent," said Thibodeau. "He’ll continue to be diligent throughout the summer. And he’ll be ready to go next year."