- 1991 -1992
- 1993 -1996
- 1997 -1998
Chicago Bulls Team CreationThe 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 ...
Drafted Michael JordanIn 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 Winner 91′ and 92′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. ...
Jordan’s First RetirementOn 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 Winner 93′ and 96′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 Winner 97′ and 98′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 one of the most successful teams in NBA history. They have won six championships, five of which were consecutive from 1991 to 1998. During this period, they had arguably the greatest player in NBA history: Michael Jordan. He led them to all those titles and was instrumental in making them a global brand that transcended basketball and became an icon for American culture during that time period.
The Bulls have been around since 1966 when they joined the league as part of its expansion efforts into larger markets like New York City and Los Angeles at that time. Their first championship came in 1971 with stars such as Jerry Sloan, Bob Love, and Chet Walker leading their way under head coach Dick Motta’s guidance who famously said “the opera ain't over 'til the fat lady sings” after winning it all against Seattle SuperSonics 4-3 games series victory on April 30th, 1971. The team went through some struggles before finally getting back to prominence by drafting Michael Jordan 3rd overall pick out of North Carolina University's 1983 draft class alongside Clyde Drexler (Portland Trail Blazers), Sam Bowie (Portland Trail Blazers), Charles Barkley(Philadelphia 76ers).
Since then there has been no looking back for the Chicago Bulls franchise even though there were a few down moments here & there but still managed to stay relevant by adding key pieces such as Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, etc alongside MJ throughout 90's decade which ultimately resulted in 6 Championships including 2 three-peats between 91-93 & 96-98 respectively. After retirement from Basketball MJ in post 98 season things changed drastically where the team struggled badly until the arrival of Derrick Rose 2008 Draft Class 1st Overall Pick outta Memphis Tigers University who brought hope & energy back into the United Center Stadium home court arena. However due lack of injuries he couldn't last long enough thus resulting in another rebuilding phase past couple of years yet again where young core players Lauri Markkanen, and Zach Lavine trying hard to bring glory days back once more!
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