|Location||Chicago , Illinois|
|Club colors||Red, black, white
|General manager||Gar Forman|
|Farm teams||Windy City Bulls|
|Championships||6 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998)|
|Conference title||6 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998)|
|Division title||9 (1975, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2011, 2012)|
The Chicago Bulls are a team of the North American professional basketball league NBA . Home is the United Center in Chicago , Illinois . Due to their success in the 1990s, the Bulls are one of the world's best-known NBA franchises .
Beginning (1966 to 1984)
The Chicago Bulls were the third NBA team to be based in Chicago. Before them there were the Stags from 1946 to 1950 and the Packers , who renamed themselves the Zephyrs in 1962 and have been known as the Washington Wizards since 1997 . The Bulls started the 1966/67 season with the best win rate any expansion team has ever had in the NBA. They continued to improve in the years to come, but never reached the top of the league. During the 1970s they were known as a more physical, defensive-oriented team that was built around defensive ace Jerry Sloan and other players such as Bob Love, Chet Walker, Norm Van Lier, Clifford Ray and Tom Boerwinkle. Apart from a division title in 1975, however, they could not win any titles worth mentioning. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Bulls were among the worse teams in the NBA , despite star players like Artis Gilmore and Reggie Theus . In 1979 they lost a coin toss that would determine who would get the first pick in the upcoming draft. The first pick in this decision went to the Los Angeles Lakers , who subsequently secured Magic Johnson . The Bulls took David Greenwood with their second pick. That year, Jerry Sloan took over as coach, but the Bulls missed the play-offs. In 1980, when the Dallas Mavericks took over , the Bulls were transferred from the Western to the Eastern Conference. In 1981 the playoffs were reached for the first time in four years. However, the next three years were marked by failure. Theus, the franchise player of the last few years, was sold in the 1983/84 season and the rebuilding process started again.
The arrival of Michael Jordan (1985 to 1990)
The big turning point for the Chicago Bulls came in the summer of 1984 when they got their third pick in the upcoming NBA draft . The Houston Rockets secured Hakeem Olajuwon with the first pick, the Portland Trail Blazers took Sam Bowie with the second pick, and the Bulls secured the rights to young, up-and-coming talent Michael Jordan . The Chicago Bulls, directed by owner Jerry Reinsdorf and General Manager Jerry Krause, decided to build their team around the young Shooting Guard from the University of North Carolina . In his first year, Michael Jordan set team-internal records for points and steals and led the Bulls into the playoffs. He was rewarded for this with the election of NBA Rookie of the Year and his election to the All-NBA Second Team.
After the season, the Bulls got John Paxson , who, along with Michael Jordan and Dave Corzine, would form the majority of the team's attack over the next two years. Forward Charles Oakley was committed to the draft . Jordan broke his foot in the 1985/86 season and had to sit out for a long time, but returned in time for the playoffs. The Bulls had to face the Boston Celtics around established NBA superstar Larry Bird and lost. Jordan set the still valid NBA playoff point record of 63 points in the second game of this series. Bird referred to Jordan after the game as "God disguised as Michael Jordan" ("God disguised as Michael Jordan"). The following season, Jordan led the league with 37.1 points per game and became the first Bulls player to ever be elected to an All-NBA First Team . In the playoffs, however, they failed again at the Celtics.
The following draft and a player swap with the Sonics brought the Bulls Scottie Pippen in 5th place and Horace Grant in 10th place. Jordan was elected regular season MVP that season, the Bulls were able to record fifty wins, but failed in the playoffs at the Detroit Pistons . Before the 1988/89 season there were some personnel changes in the Bulls team. Charles Oakley left the team while Bill Cartwright , Will Perdue and Craig Hodges joined. Despite this change and the performance improvements of Pippen and Grant, the Bulls had to admit defeat to the budding champions, the Detroit Pistons, in the playoffs after six games. In the 1989/90 season , Jordan led the league for the fourth year in a row in the points category. Scottie Pippen was first elected an NBA All-Star and Phil Jackson took the helm as the team's new coach. Stacey King and BJ Armstrong strengthened the team on the field, again it was not enough in the playoffs to win against the reigning and again budding champions, the Detroit Pistons.
Three-Peat (1990 to 1993)
In the 1990/91 NBA season , the Bulls were able to record 61 wins for the first time and were clearly on the way to the NBA Finals. They swept the reigning champions from Detroit in four games from the Eastern Conference Finals and prevailed on June 12, 1991 in the final series after five games against the Los Angeles Lakers and their superstar Magic Johnson . Michael Jordan was named the regular season MVP as well as the NBA Finals.
The following season was even more successful for the team from Chicago, who managed to retract 67 wins after winning the title. The way to the NBA Finals was practically programmed for this team and in the final series they defeated the Portland Trail Blazers around Clyde Drexler after six games . Jordan was again named MVP for the regular season and the NBA Finals. In the 1992/93 NBA season , Charles Barkley was selected by the Phoenix Suns as their regular season MVP. The Bulls met this team in the NBA Finals and were able to prevail in six games on their way to their third title in a row. Jordan was also named the MVP of the NBA Finals for the third year in a row. He also set a new NBA final record with 41 points per game.
Jordan's resignation (1993-1994)
In the summer of the third consecutive NBA championship, Jordan announced that he was retiring from professional basketball. Scottie Pippen became the new leader and face of the team and was elected NBA All-Star along with teammates Horace Grant and B. J. Armstrong. Pippen was also named an NBA All-Star MVP in 1994 as part of the NBA All-Star Games. The Bulls were able to record 55 victories in the regular season. Despite this good record, the Bulls lost in the second round of the playoffs in seven games against the New York Knicks .
Jordan's Return (1994-1995)
Prior to the season, the Bulls moved from Chicago Stadium to the United Center after 27 years , and that wasn't the only change. Horace Grant, Bill Cartwright and Scott Williams left the team and John Paxson announced his retirement. However, on March 17, 1995, the tide turned when it became known that Jordan would be returning. In the fifth game after his return, he scored 55 points against the Knicks . In the playoffs, however, the Bulls had to admit defeat to the up-and-coming Orlando Magic around Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway .
Three-Peat Repeat (1995 to 1998)
With the starting line-up of Michael Jordan, Ron Harper , Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Luc Longley as well as a bench consisting of Steve Kerr , Toni Kukoč and a few other players, the Bulls were able to record an unbelievable 72 wins in the regular season. That record lasted until the 2015/16 season , when the Golden State Warriors took 73 regular-season wins. The Bulls prevailed in the NBA Finals against the Seattle SuperSonics and won their fourth NBA championship. Jordan was named MVP of the NBA All-Star Games, the regular season and the NBA Finals. Krause was named Executive of the Year , Jackson Coach of the Year and Kukoc Sixth Man of the Year . The team set numerous still unbroken NBA records.
In the following season 1996/97 it was enough for a remarkable 69 wins in the regular season, and the Bulls secured their fifth NBA championship with a win over the Utah Jazz in the final series. The 1997-98 NBA season was overshadowed by rumors that it would be Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson's final season with the Bulls. Scottie Pippen asked for a lucrative contract extension, which he thought he deserved, but didn't get it. Despite all these rumors, it was enough to win 62 regular season wins. As in the previous year, they defeated the Utah Jazz in the NBA finals and secured their sixth NBA championship. Jordan was named the regular season MVP as well as the NBA Finals.
The following summer brought an abrupt end to the Master Bull dynasty. Krause felt the team were too old and no longer able to keep up with the competition and wanted to replace some of the older players with younger ones. He gave Scottie Pippen in exchange for Roy Rogers to the Houston Rockets and decided against an extension of Dennis Rodman's contract. Steve Kerr and Luc Longley also had to give way through further barter deals. Coach Phil Jackson has been replaced by Tim Floyd . Then Michael Jordan retired on January 13, 1999 for the second time from professional basketball.
Hard times (1998 to 2004)
The new starting line-up consisted of Randy Brown , Ron Harper, Brent Barry , Toni Kukoč and Bill Wennington and was able to win just 13 of 50 games in the 1998/99 NBA season, which was shortened due to a lockout . The only bright spot of the season was that the Bulls got the first pick in the upcoming NBA Draft and were able to strengthen themselves with power forward Elton Brand . Together with the other rookie of the team, Ron Artest , he led the Bulls through the following season. However, it was only enough for 17 wins in 82 games. Since the most sought-after free agents of the summer of 1999, such as Tim Duncan , Grant Hill and Tracy McGrady , decided to renew their contracts with their teams, the Bulls could only strengthen themselves with Brad Miller and Ron Mercer in the coming summer . The Bulls could only record 15 wins this season.
In the 2001 NBA Draft , Krause shocked his team's fans again by giving their best player, Elton Brand, in exchange for the second pick, Tyson Chandler , to the Los Angeles Clippers . With the second first round pick in fourth place, the Bulls also secured the rights to Eddy Curry . Both players entered the NBA straight from high school and were considered extremely talented but still needed time to adapt to a professional league. Despite further changes during the current season, it was only enough for 21 wins.
The 2002/03 NBA season under the leadership of coach Bill Cartwright finally resulted in a long-awaited increase to thirty wins. After the season, General Manager Krause retired and John Paxson was appointed as his successor. The hopeful bull talent Jay Williams had a serious motorcycle accident and ended his professional career as a basketball player after only one year as a professional. Eddy Curry's performance dropped compared to previous years and Tyson Chandler had chronic back problems. Pippen returned but suffered from knee problems and Jamal Crawford's performance was still not consistent enough. The Bulls finished the season with 23 wins.
Increase (2004 to 2008)
Before the start of the 2004/05 NBA season , Paxson swapped a draft pick for the 2005 NBA Draft for another first-round pick for the 2004 NBA Draft and secured the rights to the two British-born Ben Gordon ( University of Connecticut) in the first round of the draft ) and Luol Deng ( Duke University ) and in the second round to point guard Chris Duhon (Duke University). He also brought free agent Andrés Nocioni to the Bulls, who won the gold medal with the Argentine national team the previous summer . The season started with nine defeats, but the team improved and ended the season with 47 wins. The Bulls made it into the playoffs for the first time since Michael Jordan's resignation, but had to admit defeat to the Washington Wizards in the first round . Ben Gordon became the first rookie in NBA history to be named NBA Sixth Man of the Year . After the season, the Bulls extended Tyson Chandler's contract . Eddy Curry may have had heart problems and refused to take tests to determine his health, whereupon he was handed over by the Bulls, along with Antonio Davis, to the New York Knicks in exchange for Michael Sweetney , Tim Thomas, and a 2006 NBA draft second-round pick.
The 2005-06 NBA season was a single fight for the Bulls, who had to forego their most physically dominant centers after the Curry trade. Thanks to twelve wins in their last 14 games, they achieved 41 wins and qualified for the playoffs. Once again they had to leave the playoffs after the first round, this time after six games against the Miami Heat and their superstars Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O'Neal , who subsequently won the NBA championship this year. After the 2006 NBA Draft and some swap deals, the Bulls strengthened themselves in the offseason with Tyrus Thomas , Thabo Sefolosha , Ben Wallace , JR Smith , PJ Brown , Adrian Griffin and Wiktor Chrjapa . Tyson Chandler was transferred to the New Orleans Hornets as part of these trades . In the following season, the Bulls were able to record 49 wins for themselves, making them the third best team in the Eastern Conference. In the first round, the team met the reigning champions, the Miami Heat. The Bulls shocked numerous NBA journalists and fans by being victorious after just four games. This was the Bulls' first winning playoff series since Michael Jordan's last season in Chicago. In the second round, the Bulls faced the Detroit Pistons for the first time since 1991 , from which they were thrown from the playoffs after six games. After the season, the Bulls strengthened with Joe Smith, extended Adrian Griffin's contract and drafted Joakim Noah .
The 2007-08 NBA season started with 10 losses in their first twelve games and when the team had only nine wins after 25 games, management decided to fire coach Scott Skiles . When the hoped-for turnaround still did not occur, the management decided to swap with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Seattle SuperSonics . Thereby leaving Ben Wallace , Joe Smith and Adrian Griffin the team and Drew Gooden , Larry Hughes , Shannon Brown and Cedric Simmons were added. At the end of the season, however, the Bulls could only look back on 33 wins and missed the playoffs. On June 10, 2008, the Bulls hired Vinny Del Negro as their new head coach.
The Derrick Rose Era (2008 to 2016)
With only a 1.7 percent chance of getting the first pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, the Bulls actually won the NBA Draft Lottery and were the first team to vote. They decided to secure the rights to Derrick Rose . Luol Deng signed a contract extension over six years with a total value of 71 million US dollars , while Ben Gordon opted for a one-year extension.
During the 2008-09 NBA season , Deng was injured and the team had to do without him for a long period of time. The Bulls decided to change the team during the season. They parted ways with Nocioni, Gooden, Simmons, Ruffin, Hughes and Sefolosha in three different trades. For it came Brad Miller , John Salmons , Tim Thomas , Jerome James and Anthony Roberson added. The Bulls finished the season with 41 wins and qualified for the playoffs. They faced the Boston Celtics in the first round, and Rose caused a stir in the first game by scoring 36 points and 11 assists, setting Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record for the most points scored in a rookie's playoff debut. After seven games and a total of seven overtimes, however, the Bulls had to admit defeat. Ultimately, Derrick Rose was honored with the NBA Rookie of the Year Award 2009 because of his achievements .
In the 2009 NBA Draft, the Bulls secured the rights to the two forwards James Johnson and Taj Gibson. Ben Gordon decided against another contract extension and signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons. As in the previous year, there were also changes in the team from Chicago during the 2009/10 season . On February 18, 2010, John Salmons was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Joe Alexander and Hakim Warrick . Tyrus Thomas had to leave the team in exchange for Acie Law, Flip Murray and a first-round draft pick. The Bulls qualified for the playoffs for the fifth time in the past six years. After five games against the Cleveland Cavaliers , however, it was over for the team from Chicago. On May 4, 2010, they parted ways with Head Coach Del Negro. In June 2010 they hired Tom Thibodeau, previously assistant coach of the Boston Celtics , as their new head coach. In the offseason, the Bulls had enough space below the salary cap and strengthened themselves with Carlos Boozer , Kyle Korver and Ömer Aşık , among others .
For the 2010/11 season, the Bulls rose again, they finished the regular season with 62 wins. This was the first time since their last championship season in 1998 that the Chicago Bulls were at the top of the Eastern Conference. In the playoffs they beat the Indiana Pacers in five games and the Atlanta Hawks in six games and reached the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 1998. In the Eastern Conference Finals, the Bulls met the Miami Heat, who won the series 4-1 and threw the Bulls out of the playoffs. Derrick Rose was named the regular season MVP. He is the youngest NBA professional to ever receive this honor and the first Chicago Bulls player to receive this honor since Michael Jordan in 1998. In the 2011 NBA draft , Jimmy Butler was voted 30th, a future key player for the future. In addition, the rights to the young Spaniard Nikola Mirotic were acquired .
In the 2011/12 season , the Bulls were able to finish the regular season in first place in the Eastern Conference. The season was overshadowed by Derrick Rose's serious injury, who tore a cruciate ligament in the first game of the first round of the playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers. Rose fell out for the rest of the playoff games and Chicago lost 4-2 to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Despite the injury-related absence of Derrick Rose in the entire 2012/13 season , the team was able to reach the playoffs again. The Bulls won the first round in seven games 4-3 against the Brooklyn Nets , but lost the second round 4-1 against eventual champions Miami Heat.
For the 2013/14 season came rose on the pitch back, but completed only ten games before him a meniscus tear stopped. He had to have another operation and missed the remainder of the 2013/14 season. As a short-term replacement, the Bulls then hired Guard DJ Augustin , who was previously active for the Toronto Raptors . Long-time Bulls player Luol Deng was also handed over to the Cleveland Cavaliers via Trade . In terms of sport, the Bulls reached the playoffs again, but were eliminated in the first round with 1: 4 against the Washington Wizards. Noah became the second Bulls player to receive the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award for Best Defender of the Season.
During the summer of 2014, Mirotic was finally signed from Europe. During the 2014 NBA Draft , the Denver Nuggets got the draft rights to Doug McDermott . Star player Pau Gasol was also signed by the Los Angeles Lakers . Carlos Boozer, on the other hand, had to leave the team and was released via Amnesty Clausel. Thanks to new signings Gasol and the performance improvement of Jimmy Butler, who was awarded the Most Improved Player Award , the Bulls qualified again for the playoffs. After you were eliminated in the second round against the Cleveland Cavaliers, coach Thibodeau was sacked by the Bulls. He was succeeded by Fred Hoiberg , who last coached Iowa State University . Hoiberg was unable to lead the Bulls into the playoffs in his first year, which means they missed the postseason for the first time in eight years.
The Rose era ended in the summer of 2016 with his trade with the New York Knicks. Due to numerous injuries since 2013, Rose has not been able to build on his previous performances. Furthermore, Joakim Noah left the Bulls after many years and also moved to New York. Pau Gasol moved to the San Antonio Spurs . Long-time Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and the former all-star Rajon Rondo were newly signed up .
Time of change (from 2017)
From 2017 onwards, the Bulls parted ways with the remaining stars and increasingly relied on talented young talent, such as the Finn Lauri Markkanen , a 2.13 m tall power forward who is an outstanding distance thrower for his height. Despite the accumulation of many talented players, the Bulls subsequently missed the playoffs.
On December 3, 2018, the Bulls parted ways with head coach Fred Hoiberg after starting the season with 5:19 games. He was followed by his previous deputy Jim Boylen .
Honors and achievements worth mentioning
|23||Michael Jordan||Guard||1984-1993 and 1995-1998|
|33||Scottie Pippen||Forward||1987–1998 and 2003/04|
|#||Jerry Krause||General manager||1985-2003|
|Michael Jordan||Guard||1984-1993 and 1995-1998|
|Scottie Pippen||Forward||1987–1998 and 2003/04|
|Artis Gilmore||center||1976-1982 and 1987|
|year||Victories: defeats||Wins [%]||Play-offs|
|1966/67||33:48||40.7||0-3 in the Western Division semifinals against the St. Louis Hawks|
|1967/68||29:53||35.4||1: 3 in the Western Division semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers|
|1968/69||33:49||40.2||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1969/70||39:43||47.6||1: 4 in the Western Division semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks|
|1970/71||51:31||62.2||3: 4 in the Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers|
|1971/72||57:25||69.5||0: 4 in the Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers|
|1972/73||51:31||62.2||3: 4 in the Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers|
|1973/74||54:28||65.9||0-4 in the Western Conference Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks|
|1974/75||47:35||57.3||3: 4 in the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors|
|1975/76||24:58||29.3||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1976/77||44:38||53.7||1-2 in the first round against the Portland Trail Blazers|
|1977/78||40:42||48.8||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1978/79||31:51||37.8||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1979/80||30:52||36.6||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1980/81||45:37||54.9||0-4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Celtics|
|1981/82||34:48||41.5||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1982/83||28:54||34.1||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1983/84||27:55||32.9||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1984/85||38:44||46.3||1: 3 in the first round against the Milwaukee Bucks|
|1985/86||30:52||36.6||0-3 in the first round against the Boston Celtics|
|1986/87||40:42||48.8||0-3 in the first round against the Boston Celtics|
|1987/88||50:32||61.0||1: 4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Detroit Pistons|
|1988/89||47:35||57.3||2-4 in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Detroit Pistons|
|1989/90||55:27||67.1||3: 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Detroit Pistons|
|1990/91||61:21||74.4||NBA champions 4-1 against the Los Angeles Lakers|
|1991/92||67:15||81.7||NBA champions 4-2 against the Portland Trail Blazers|
|1992/93||57:25||69.5||NBA champions 4-2 against the Phoenix Suns|
|1993/94||55:27||67.1||3: 4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the New York Knicks|
|1994/95||47:35||57.3||2: 4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Orlando Magic|
|1995/96||72:10||87.8||NBA champions 4-2 against Seattle SuperSonics|
|1996/97||69:13||84.1||NBA champions 4-2 against Utah Jazz|
|1997/98||62:20||75.6||NBA champions 4-2 against Utah Jazz|
|1998/99||13:37||26.0||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|1999/00||17:65||20.7||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2000/01||15:67||18.3||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2001/02||21:61||25.6||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2002/03||30:52||36.6||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2003/04||23:59||28.0||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2004/05||47:35||57.3||2: 4 in the first round against the Washington Wizards|
|2005/06||41:41||50.0||2-4 in the first round against the Miami Heat|
|2006/07||49:33||59.8||2-4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Detroit Pistons|
|2007/08||33:49||40.2||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2008/09||41:41||50.0||3: 4 in the first round against the Boston Celtics|
|2009/10||41:41||50.0||1: 4 in the first round against the Cleveland Cavaliers|
|2010/11||62:20||75.6||1: 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat|
|2011/12||50:16||75.8||2-4 in the first round against the Philadelphia 76ers|
|2012/13||45:37||54.9||1: 4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat|
|2013/14||48:34||58.5||1: 4 in the first round against the Washington Wizards|
|2014/15||50:32||61.0||2-4 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Cleveland Cavaliers|
|2015/16||42:40||51.2||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2016/17||41:41||50.0||2-4 in the first round against the Boston Celtics|
|2017/18||27:55||32.9||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2018/19||22:60||26.8||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|2019/20||22:43||33.8||Not qualified for the play-offs|
|total||2227: 2135||51.1||186: 158 in the playoffs (54.1%) - 6 NBA championships|
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