1995-96

Record: 72-10
(First Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (front row): Toni Kukoc, Luc Longley, Dennis Rodman, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Ron Harper, Steve Kerr. (middle row): Equipment Mgr. John Ligmanowski, Jud Buechler, Jason Caffey, James Edwards, Bill Wennington, Dickey Simpkins, Jack Haley, Randy Brown, Trainer Chip Schaefer. (back row): VP/Basketball Operations Jerry Krause, Scout Clarence Gaines, Jr., Asst. Coach John Paxson, Asst. Coach Jimmy Rodgers, Asst. Coach Jim Cleamons, Head Coach Phil Jackson, Asst. Coach Tex Winter, Scout Jim Stack, Strength & Cond. Consultant Al Vermeil, Strength & Cond. Assistant Erik Helland, not pictured: John Salley, European Scout Ivica Dukan.

Team Leaders (avg)

30.4

Points


Michael Jordan

150

3pt FGs


Scottie Pippen

14.9

Rebounds


Dennis Rodman

5.9

Assists


Scottie Pippen

2.20

Steals


Michael Jordan

1.35

Blocks


Luc Longley

Regular season

Finished season with best record in NBA history at 72-10 ... became first team in NBA his- tory to win 70 games with the 86-80 win at Milwaukee on 04/16/96 ... set club record for most consecutive home victories at the start of the season with four ... set NBA record for most consecutive home games won in the regular season with 44 ... finished the season with club road record of 33-8 ... set club record for most consecutive regular season road wins with nine ... set club record for consecutive regular-season win streak with 18 ... set new NBA record for the best record for a team, reaching 50 wins with the fewest losses (50-6) ... Michael Jordan (44) and Scottie Pippen (40) became the first Bulls (and ninth pair in NBA history) to score 40 or more points in a game on 02/18/96 at Indiana ... Phil Jackson became the 26th coach in NBA history to reach 400 career coaching victories with a 98-94 win over the 76ers on 03/18/96 at Philadelphia ... Jordan scored his 23,000th career point (01/13/96) and his 24,000th career point (03/18/96) at Philadelphia ... Jordan passed Jerry Sloan as the Bulls’ all-time career leader in games played (697) on 11/27/95 at Portland ... Jordan became the fourth player in NBA history to record 2,000 career steals (04/04/96 vs. Miami).

Draft


First Round, Jason Caffey (Alabama); second round, Dragan Tarlac (Greece).

Playoffs


Won franchise’s fourth NBA title, defeating Seattle (4-2) in the NBA Finals ... swept Miami in the first round 3-0 ... defeated New York 4-1 in Eastern Conference Semifinals ... swept Orlando in the Eastern Conference Finals 4-0.

Honors


Michael Jordan captured his eighth scoring title with a 30.4 average ... Jordan named 1996 NBA MVP, All-Star MVP and Finals MVP ... Dennis Rodman captured fifth consecutive rebounding title with a 14.9 average ... Scottie Pippen named a starter to the 1996 NBA All-Star Game ... Jordan and Pippen selected to 1995-96 All-NBA First Team ... Jordan, Pippen and Rodman selected to 1995-96 NBA All-Defensive Team ... Steve Kerr participated in the AT&T Shootout during NBA All-Star Weekend ... Toni Kukoc named winner of the NBA Sixth Man Award ... Phil Jackson named NBA Coach of the Year ... Jerry Krause named NBA Executive of the Year ... Bulls’ home sellout streak reached 437 games (includes regu- lar season and playoffs - 365 and 72 respectively).

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