Left to Right: (front row): Luc Longley, Dennis Rodman, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Ron Harper. (middle row): Jud Buechler, Jason Caffey, Toni Kukoc, Bill Wennington, Robert Parish, Dickey Simpkins, Steve Kerr, Randy Brown. (back row): Equipment Manager John Ligmanowski, Assistant Coach Frank Hamblen, Assistant Coach Jimmy Rodgers, Head Coach Phil Jackson, Assistant Coach Tex Winter, Trainer Chip Schaefer. Not pictured: Brian Williams and Assistant Coach Bill Cartwright.
First round, Travis Knight (Connecticut).
Won franchise’s second consecutive and fifth NBA title in seven years by defeating Utah 4-2 in the NBA Finals ... swept Washington 3-0 in the first round ... defeated Atlanta 4-1 in Eastern Conference Semifinals ... defeated Miami 4-1 in Eastern Conference Finals.
Michael Jordan captured his ninth scoring title with a 29.6 average ... Jordan named to NBA All- Star Team for the 11th time and chosen as 1997 NBA Finals MVP ... Dennis Rodman captured sixth consecu- tive rebounding title with a 16.1 average ... Scottie Pippen named a starter to the 1997 NBA All-Star Game ... Jordan and Pippen selected to 1996-97 All-NBA First Team ... Jordan and Pippen selected to 1996-97 NBA All-Defensive Team ... Jordan became the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double in an NBA All- Star Game (14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists) ... Steve Kerr won the AT&T Shootout during NBA All-Star Weekend...Bulls' home sellout streak reached 489.