1966-67

Record: 33-48
(Fourth Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (front row): Trainer Bob Biel, Barry Clemens, Bob Boozer, Len Chappell, Erwin Mueller, Nate Bowman, Jim Washington. (back row): Al Bianchi, Gerry Ward, Don Kojis, Keith Erickson, McCoy McLemore, Jerry Sloan, Dave Schellhase, Guy Rodgers, Head Coach Johnny “Red” Kerr.

Team Leaders (avg)

18.0

Points


Guy Rodgers

N/A

3pt FGs


9.1

Rebounds


Jerry Sloan

11.2

Assists


Guy Rodgers

N/A

Steals


N/A

Blocks


Regular season

Named Johnny “Red” Kerr head coach and Al Bianchi assistant coach ... opening day lineup: forwards Bob Boozer and Don Kojis, center Len Chappell, guards Guy Rodgers and Jerry Sloan ... Sloan’s game-high 26 points led Bulls to 119-116 win over San Francisco in home opener before 4,200 fans at Amphitheatre (10/18/66) ... Rodgers’ team-record 24 assists highlighted the 110-107 win over New York (12/21/66) ... Rodgers and Sloan named to West All-Star Team ... lost then-highest scoring game in team history, 142-141, to San Francisco in overtime (02/05/67) ... handed eventual NBA Champion Philadelphia one of its 13 losses, 129-122 at Evansville (03/01/67) ... Bulls’ 33 wins are the most ever by an expansion team.

Draft


First round, Dave Schellhase (Purdue); second round, Erwin Mueller (San Francisco).

Playoffs


Lost first playoff game 113-107 to St. Louis at Coliseum (03/23/67) ... eliminated 3-0 by St. Louis.

Honors


Johnny “Red” Kerr named NBA Coach of the Year ... Mueller selected to NBA All-Rookie team ... Rodgers led NBA in assists (11.2) and Bulls in scoring (18.0) ... Sloan led Bulls in rebounding (9.1).

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October 15th, 2015 | by Sam Smith