- Associated Press - Saturday, April 30, 2011

DEERFIELD (AP) - A heavy MVP favorite, Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose insists the NBA has not informed him he is the winner.

He said “No, not yet” Saturday when asked if he had been told he won the award.

Rose’s comment came a day after a congratulatory post on teammate C.J. Watson’s Twitter account that caused a bit of a stir.

That message read: “Congrats to drose on winning the MVP he’s played unbelievable this season!!! now just need tibs to win coach of the yr.”

It would hardly be a surprise if Rose won the MVP, considering he averaged 25 points and 7.7 assists while leading Chicago to a league-best 62-20 record. Tom Thibodeau is also a favorite for coach of the year.

Rose made light of Watson’s post, saying “C.J. knows a lot of people. A lot of famous people, too, so watch that guy.”

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