1988-89

Record: 47-35
(Fifth Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (front row): Horace Grant, Dave Corzine, Brad Sellers, Bill Cartwright, Will Perdue, Jack Haley. (middle row): Sam Vincent, Charles Davis, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Craig Hodges, John Paxson. (back row): Vice President/Basketball Operations Jerry Krause, Assistant Coach Tex Winter, Assistant Coach Phil Jackson, Head Coach Doug Collins, Scout Jim Stack, Assistant Coach Johnny Bach, Trainer Mark Pfeil.

Team Leaders (avg)

32.5

Points


Michael Jordan

71

3pt FGs


Craig Hodges

8.6

Rebounds


Horace Grant

8.0

Assists


Michael Jordan

2.89

Steals


Michael Jordan

0.86

Blocks


Brad Sellers

Regular season

Started the season with seven new players on the roster ... Scottie Pippen began the season on the injured list after having back surgery ... on 12/14/88 Bulls traded Ed Nealy and a 1989 sec- ond-round draft pick for Craig Hodges ... Doug Collins became the Bulls’ second-winningest coach ... Michael Jordan scored his 10,000th career point (01/25/89).

Draft


First round, Will Perdue (Vanderbilt).

Playoffs


Qualified for the fifth straight season ... defeated Cleveland 3-2 in the first round ... defeated New York 4-2 in Eastern Conference Semifinals ... advanced to Conference Finals for the third time in the team’s history ... eliminated 4-2 by Detroit.

Honors


Michael Jordan captured his third straight NBA scoring title with a 32.5 average ... Jordan was named to the All-NBA First Team, All-Defensive First Team; also named Schick Pivotal Player of the Year and Sporting News Player of the Year ... Jordan was a member of the All-Star Team for the fifth straight year ... Craig Hodges participated in the Three-Point Shootout competition at All-Star Weekend and fin- ished second in the event ... Bulls’ home sellout streak reached 91 games (includes regular season and playoffs - 78 and 13, respectively).

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