1987-88

Record: 50-32
(Second Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (front row): Scottie Pippen, Rory Sparrow, Sedale Threatt, Michael Jordan, John Paxson. (middle row): Trainer Mark Pfeil, Assistant Coach Johnny Bach, Vice President-Basketball Operations Jerry Krause, Head Coach Doug Collins, Assistant Coach Phil Jackson, Assistant Coach Tex Winter, Assistant VP/Basketball Operations Billy McKinney. (back row): Horace Grant, Granville Waiters, Brad Sellers, Dave Corzine, Mike Brown, Charles Oakley.

Team Leaders (avg)

35

Points


Michael Jordan

33

3pt FGs


John Paxson

13.0

Rebounds


Charles Oakley

5.9

Assists


Michael Jordan

3.16

Steals


Michael Jordan

1.60

Blocks


Michael Jordan

Regular season

Bulls achieved their best record since 1973-74 (54-28) ... Doug Collins was named November’s NBA Coach of the Month.

Draft


First round, Olden Polynice (Virginia) and Horace Grant (Clemson); second round, Rickie Winslow (Houston) and Tony White (Tennessee). Polynice’s draft rights, a 1988 or 1989 draft choice and the option to exchange 1989 first-round draft choices were traded to Seattle for draft rights to Scottie Pippen.

Playoffs


Qualified for the fourth straight season ... defeated Cleveland 3-2 in the first round to advance to the second round for the first time since 1980-81 ... lost to the Detroit Pistons 4-1 in Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Honors


Jerry Krause named Executive of the Year ... Jordan captured second consecutive scoring title with a 35.0 average and led the league in steals with 3.16 per game ... Jordan named MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, All-NBA First Team, All-Defensive First Team, All-Star Game MVP, Slam Dunk Champion ... Charles Oakley grabbed more rebounds than any other player in the league for the second straight season with 1,066 ... Bulls’ home sellout streak, which began 11/20/87 vs. Atlanta, reached 42 games (includes regular season and playoffs - 37 and 5, respectively).

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