Derrick Rose is NBA MVP

Derrick_RoseDerrick Rose is set to officially become the youngest to win the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award on Tuesday, a well-deserved recognition for his role in leading the Chicago Bulls to the league’s best record in the regular season.

The Chicago Tribune said that a formal announcement was set for Tuesday afternoon, with Rose scheduled to receive the Maurice Podoloff trophy on Wednesday before Game 2 of the Bulls’ Eastern Conference series against the Atlanta Hawks. Rose will replace Hall of Famer Wes Unseld as the youngest-ever to win the MVP at 22 years and seven months. Unseld was 23 when he was named both the MVP and Rookie of the Year in 1969 while playing for the Baltimore Bullets. Rose also stopped Miami’s LeBron James from a record-tying third-straight MVP.

Rose’s MVP win comes on the heels of rookie mentor Tom Thibodeau’s Coach of the Year award presentation on Monday before Game 1, which, unfortunately, the Bulls lost to the Hawks, 103-95.