1984-85

Record: 38-44
(Third Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (front row): Ronnie Lester, Ennis Whatley, Michael Jordan, Quintin Dailey, Wes Matthews. (middle row): Trainer Mark Pfeil, Assistant Coach Fred Carter, Head Coach Kevin Loughery, General Manager Rod Thorn, Assistant Coach Bill Blair. (back row): Orlando Woolridge, Charles Jones, Caldwell Jones, Dave Corzine, Jawann Oldham, Steve Johnson, Sidney Green, Rod Higgins. (not pictured) Assistant Coach/Scout Mike Thibault.

Team Leaders (avg)

28.2

Points


Michael Jordan

10

3pt FGs


Rod Higgins

6.5

Rebounds


Michael Jordan

5.9

Assists


Michael Jordan

2.39

Steals


Michael Jordan

2.02

Blocks


Jawann Oldham

Regular season

Opening day lineup: forwards Steve Johnson and Orlando Woolridge, center Caldwell Jones, guards Michael Jordan and Ennis Whatley ... defeated Washington 109-83 as Jordan scored 16 points in debut (10/26/84) ... re-signed free agent David Greenwood (12/16/84) ... Jordan broke own rookie-scoring record with 49 points in 139-126 win over Detroit (02/12/85) ... released Rod Thorn as General Manager and named Jerry Krause Vice President of Basketball Operations (03/26/85) ... Jordan set club single-season record for points (2,313), field goals (837), free throws (630), free throw attempts (746) and steals (196).

Draft


First round, Michael Jordan (North Carolina); second round, Ben Coleman (Maryland) and Greg Wiltjer (Victoria).

Playoffs


Qualified for first time since 1981 ... eliminated 3-1 by Milwaukee ... fired Kevin Loughery as Head Coach (05/28/85).

Honors


Jordan selected as a starter to East All-Star Team ... Jordan led Bulls in scoring (28.2), rebounding (6.5), assists (5.9) and steals (2.39) ... Jordan named NBA Rookie of the Year, Sporting News Rookie of the Year, Schick Pivotal Player of the Year, Seagram’s NBA Player of the Year.

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