1975-76

Record: 24-58
(Fourth Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (front row): Bob Love, Eric Fernsten, Steve Patterson, Tom Boerwinkle, John Block, Mickey Johnson, Jack Marin, Cliff Pondexter. (back row): Head Coach Dick Motta, Assistant Coach Ed Badger, Norm Van Lier, John Laskowski, Jerry Sloan, Bobby Wilson, Leon Benbow, Doug Atkinson.

Team Leaders (avg)

19.1

Points


Bob Love

N/A

3pt FGs


10.7

Rebounds


Tom Boerwinkle

6.6

Assists


Norm Van Lier

1.97

Steals


Norm Van Lier

0.81

Blocks


Mickey Johnson

Regular season

Lowest win total to date in club’s history with 24 wins ... failed to make playoffs for only second time in nine-year history (other time was in 1969) ... Motta resigned ... during season acquired Jack Marin ... traded Nate Thurmond ... led NBA defensively, yielding an average of 98.0 points per game ... Mickey Johnson hit a then team-record 14 consecutive points vs. Washington (02/24/76) ... beat New Orleans 96-92 in front of then-top NBA crowd ever at Super Dome (24,382 on 02/08/76) ... Bulls defeated Portland by 56 points for biggest win margin in Bulls history 130-74 (02/20/76).

Draft


Second round, Steve Green (Indiana) and John Laskowski (Indiana).

Playoffs


Failed to qualify.

Honors


Van Lier named to NBA West All-Star Team and All-Defensive First Team ... Love led team in scoring for seventh consecutive season (19.1) ... Boerwinkle led team in rebounding (10.7).

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