Before Tom Thibodeau's arrival to the Chicago Bulls, Luol Deng found it hard to get noticed around the NBA for his play on both ends of the court. But the veteran coach has gotten the most out of Deng and his teammates over the past three seasons.

And for Deng, Thibodeau changed so much of the Bulls' situation, especially for Deng.

"Luckily for me, Thibs and the coaching staff came here and made me feel it was better being here," Deng said. "I’ll be honest with you. Before he came, I wasn’t really happy being here.”

Deng made his second straight All-Star appearance on Sunday.