1989-90

Record: 55-27
(Second Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (front row): John Paxson, Stacey King, Bill Cartwright, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan. (middle row): Strength and Conditioning Consultant Al Vermeil, B.J. Armstrong, Ed Nealy, Jeff Sanders, Will Perdue, Charles Davis, Craig Hodges. (back row): Vice President/Basketball Operations Jerry Krause, Scout Clarence Gaines, Jr., Assistant Coach Tex Winter, Assistant Coach Jim Cleamons, Head Coach Phil Jackson, Assistant Coach Johnny Bach, Scout Jim Stack, Trainer Mark Pfeil. Inset: Horace Grant.

Team Leaders (avg)

33.6

Points


Michael Jordan

92

3pt FGs


Michael Jordan

7.9

Rebounds


Horace Grant

5.9

Assists


Michael Jordan

2.77

Steals


Michael Jordan

1.23

Blocks


Michael Jordan

Regular season

Terminated the contract of Head Coach Doug Collins (07/06/89) ... named Phil Jackson head coach (07/10/89) ... had first undefeated preseason in team history at 8-0 ... the team had the second-best record in the league after the All-Star break going 27-8 ... recorded a then best home record in team history at 36-5 ... won a team-record 15 straight home games from 11/07/89 to 01/23/90 ... the team’s eight-game road win streak was the best in team history ... Phil Jackson became the Bulls’ winningest rookie coach ... the team broke its single-season three-point shooting record (.374).

Draft


First round, Stacey King (Oklahoma), B.J. Armstrong (Iowa) and Jeff Sanders (Georgia Southern).

Playoffs


Qualified for the sixth consecutive season ... defeated Milwaukee 3-1 in the first round ... defeated Philadelphia 4-1 in Eastern Conference Semifinals ... returned to Eastern Conference Finals for the second straight year for a rematch with the eventual World Champion Detroit Pistons ... eliminated 4-3 by Detroit.

Honors


Michael Jordan named to All-NBA First Team, All-Defensive First Team and was a member of the All-Star Team ... Stacey King was named to the All-Rookie Second Team ... Scottie Pippen was named to the All-Star Team ... Craig Hodges won the Three-Point Shootout during All-Star Weekend ... Jordan also led the NBA in scoring (33.6) for the fourth consecutive season and led the league in steals (2.27) for the second time in his career ... Bulls’ home sellout streak reached 140 games (includes regular season and playoffs - 119 and 21, respectively).

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