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