Tuesday, April 17, 2012

1996-97 Chicago Bulls

1996–97 Chicago Bulls season
Fifth NBA Championship
Head coach Phil Jackson
Owner(s) Jerry Reinsdorf
Arena United Center
Results
Record 69–13 (.841)
Place Division: 1st (Central)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Champions
Local media
Television SportsChannel Chicago, WGN
Radio WMVP
The Chicago Bulls repeated as NBA World Champions. The Bulls would go on to beat the Utah Jazz in the 1997 NBA Finals. The team was led by Michael Jordan, rebound ace Dennis Rodman and perennial all star small forward Scottie Pippen. Other notable players on the club's roster that year were clutch-specialist Croatian Toni Kukoc, and sharp-shooting point guard Steve Kerr. The Bulls finished with a 69-13 record, just missing out on becoming the first team in NBA history to have back-to-back 70 wins seasons.

Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
PG 1 Brown, Randy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) New Mexico State
SG 30 Buechler, Jud 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Arizona
PF 35 Caffey, Jason 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Alabama
SG 9 Harper, Ron 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Miami (OH)
SG 23 Jordan, Michael 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) North Carolina
PG 25 Kerr, Steve 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Arizona
SF 7 Kukoc, Toni 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Croatia
C 13 Longley, Luc 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 265 lb (120 kg) New Mexico
C 00 Parish, Robert 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Centenary
SF 33 Pippen, Scottie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Central Arkansas
PF 91 Rodman, Dennis 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) SE Oklahoma State
PF 8 Simpkins, Dickey 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Providence
SF 6 Steigenga, Matt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Michigan State
C 34 Wennington, Bill 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) St. John's
C 18 Williams, Brian 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Arizona


Head coach

Phil Jackson (North Dakota)

Assistant coach(es)

Bill Cartwright (San Francisco)
Frank Hamblen (Syracuse)
Jim Rodgers (Iowa)
Tex Winter (Southern California)

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Luc Longley Brian Williams Robert Parish Bill Wennington
PF Dennis Rodman Jason Caffey Dickey Simpkins
SF Scottie Pippen Toni Kukoč
SG Michael Jordan Jud Buechler
PG Ron Harper Steve Kerr Randy Brown

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