The Chicago Bulls are coming off a great season.

They had the best record in not only the Eastern Conference but the entire NBA at 62-20. They had the MVP and Coach of the Year as well as tied for executive of the year with Pat Riley.

They even made it to the Eastern Conference Finals, losing in five games to the Miami Heat.

Overall, the season was a great accomplishment that exceeded many people's expectations but now with expectations set at getting to that next level, can they prove to be more then a one-year wonder?

If the Bulls want to avoid taking a step back here is a checklist they can follow.

A piece I wrote for Bleacher Report. See the rest here