By Tim Baffoe-
(CBS) The love Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has for former Bulls forward Luol Deng has never been a secret. Deng’s willingness to play shutdown defense, log ungodly minutes, and play through pain made him the prototypical Thibs player while the two were together for three-plus years before Deng was traded to Cleveland.
Well, it seems Thibs is having a pretty tough time coping with Deng’s absence. The following is a voicemail left on Deng’s phone recently. A transcript follows**.