- 1991 -1992
- 1993 -1996
- 1997 -1998
The Chicago Bulls are the third NBA franchise in Chicago, after the Packers – Zephyrs (now the Washington Wizards) and the Stags (1946 – 1950). The Bulls’ founder, Dick Klein, was the Bulls’ only owner to ever play professional basketball (for the Chicago American Gears). He served as the Bulls’ president and general manager in their beginning years. The team ...
In the summer of 1984, the Bulls had the third pick of the 1984 NBA Draft, after Houston and Portland. The Rockets selected Hakeem Olajuwon, the Blazers picked Sam Bowie and the Bulls chose shooting guard Michael Jordan. The team, with new management in owner Jerry Reinsdorf and general manager Jerry Krause, decided to rebuild around Jordan. Jordan set franchise ...
NBA Finals – 1991 The Chicago Bulls of the Eastern Conference took on the Los Angeles Lakers of the Western Conference for the title, with Chicago having home-court advantage. This final was Michael Jordan’s first NBA Finals appearance, Magic Johnson’s last one, and the last NBA Finals trip of the Lakers until 2000. The Bulls would win the series 4-1. ...
On October 6, 1993, Jordan announced his retirement, citing a loss of desire to play the game. Jordan later stated that the murder of his father earlier in the year also shaped his decision. Jordan’s father was murdered on July 23, 1993, at a highway rest area in Lumberton, North Carolina, by two teenagers, Daniel Green and Larry Martin Demery. ...
NBA Finals – 1993 The 1993 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1992 – 1993 NBA season, featuring the Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, and the Phoenix Suns, winners of 62 games and led by regular season MVP Charles Barkley. The Bulls became the first team since the legendary Boston Celtics of the 1960s to win three ...
NBA Finals – 1997 The 1997 NBA Finals was the concluding series of the 1997 NBA Playoffs that determined the champion of the 1996 – 1997 NBA season. The Utah Jazz of the Western Conference took on the Chicago Bulls of the Eastern Conference for the title, with the Bulls holding home-court advantage. The series was played under a best-of-seven ...
History of the Bulls
The Chicago Bulls are an American professional basketball team based in Chicago. The Bulls compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division. The team was founded on January 16, 1966. The team plays its home games at the United Center, an arena shared with the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Bulls saw their greatest success during the 1990s. They are known for having one of the NBA's greatest dynasties, winning six NBA championships between 1991 and 1998 with two three-peats. All six championship teams were led by Hall of Famers Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and coach Phil Jackson. The Bulls are the only NBA franchise to win multiple championships and never lose an NBA Finals series in their history.
1966 - Present / National Basketball Association
1966 - Present / Chicago Bulls
Bulls - Dick Klein wanted a name that evoked Chicago's traditional meatpacking industry and the Chicago Stadium's proximity to the Union Stock Yards. Klein considered names like Matadors or Toreadors, but dismissed them, saying, "If you think about it, no team with as many as three syllables in its nickname has ever had much success except for the Montreal Canadiens." Another theory is that Klein admired the strength and toughness of bulls. When Klein was considering Matadors and Toreadors his young son exclaimed, "Dad, that's a bunch of bull!" The rest is history.
NBA Championships 6
1998, 1997, 1996, 1993, 1992, 1991
1994 - Present / United Center
1967 - 1994 / Chicago Stadium
1966 / International Amphitheatre
1985 - Present / Jerry Reinsdorf
1983 - 1985 / Bill Wirtz
1972 - 1983 / Arthur Wirtz
1966 - 1972 / Dick Klein
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
4 / Jerry Sloan
10 / Bob Love
23 / Michael Jordan
33 / Scottie Pippen
- / Phil Jackson
- / Johnny Kerr
- / Jerry Krause
*Blue is this team’s history