1990-91

Record: 61-21
(First Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (front row): Craig Hodges, John Paxson, Horace Grant, Bill Cartwright, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, B.J. Armstrong. (middle row): Trainer Chip Schaefer, Cliff Levingston, Scott Williams, Will Perdue, Stacey King, Dennis Hopson, Vice President-Basketball Operations Jerry Krause. (back row): Assistant Coach Jim Cleamons, Assistant Coach Tex Winter, Head Coach Phil Jackson, Assistant Coach Johnny Bach, Scout Jim Stack, Scout Clarence Gaines, Jr.

Team Leaders (avg)

31.5

Points


Michael Jordan

44

3pt FGs


Craig Hodges

8.4

Rebounds


Horace Grant

6.2

Assists


Scottie Pippen

2.72

Steals


Michael Jordan

1.13

Blocks


Michael Jordan

Regular season

Finished with a then club record 61 wins ... first time the franchise had a 60-plus win season ... set a team record for most points scored in a regulation game when they defeated Phoenix 155-127 on 12/04/90 ... drew 10,000,000th fan for a home game on 12/14/90 ... held the Cleveland Cavaliers to just five first-quarter points on 12/15/90 ... recorded longest home win streak ever with 26 straight in the Stadium from 12/18/90 to 03/23/91 ... went 11-1 in February for best month in team history.

Draft


Second round, Toni Kukoc (Split, Croatia).

Playoffs


Won franchise’s first NBA title ever, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 in the NBA Finals ... defeated New York in the first round, 3-0; won Game 1 by a record 41 points ... defeated Philadelphia 4-1 in Eastern Conference Semifinals ... swept Detroit 4-0 in Eastern Conference Finals to earn first trip ever to NBA Finals.

Honors


Michael Jordan named NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, All-NBA First Team, All-Defensive First Team and captured fifth straight scoring title ... was a member of 1991 All-Star team ... Scottie Pippen was named to the All-Defensive Second Team ... Craig Hodges won his second consecutive Three-Point Shootout championship at the 1991 All-Star Weekend by hitting 19 straight shots ... Bulls’ home sellout streak reached 190 games (includes regular season and playoffs - 160 and 30, respectively).

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