1998-99

Record: 13-37
(Eighth Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (front row): Mark Bryant, Bill Wennington, Toni Kukoc, Ron Harper, Randy Brown, Brent Barry, Dickey Simpkins. (middle row): Charles Jones, Cory Carr, Jeff Sanders, Andrew Lang, Kornel David, Keith Booth, Corey Benjamin, Rusty LaRue. (back row): Equipment Manager John Ligmanowski, Assistant Coach Frank Hamblen, Assistant Coach Tex Winter, Assistant Coach Bill Cartwright, Head Coach Tim Floyd, Assistant Coach Jim Wooldridge, Trainer Fred Tedeschi, Assistant Trainer Walter Blase.

Team Leaders (avg)

18.8

Points


Toni Kukoc

52

3pt FGs


Brent Barry

7.0

Rebounds


Toni Kukoc

5.3

Assists


Toni Kukoc

1.74

Steals


Randy Brown

1.00

Blocks


Ron Harper

Regular season

Michael Jordan retired on 01/13/99 ... named Tim Floyd Head Coach on 01/15/99 and Jim Wooldridge Assistant Coach on 08/26/98 ... traded Scottie Pippen to Houston, Luc Longley to Phoenix and Steve Kerr to San Antonio ... Kukoc and Harper were the lone returning starters from the 1997-98 championship team ... finished 13-37 (.260), the worst record in club history ... set NBA records for fewest points (49) and fewest field goals in a game (18) and set a team record for lowest field-goal percentage in a game (.234) vs. Miami on 04/10/99 ... set team records for fewest points allowed in a half (22 - first half) and fewest points allowed in a quarter (five – second quarter) vs. New York on 03/12/99.

Draft


First round, Corey Benjamin (Oregon State); second round, Shammond Williams (North Carolina) and Maceo Baston (Michigan). Williams’ draft rights traded to Atlanta for the Hawks’ second-round pick, Cory Carr (Texas Tech) and two future second round picks.

Playoffs


Failed to qualify for first time since 1984.

Honors


Home sellout streak extended to 567 games (regular season and playoffs), the longest current streak in the NBA ... the last time the Bulls failed to sell out a home game was 11/17/87, vs. Washington ... Toni Kukoc passed Jerry Sloan for ninth place on the team’s all-time steals list vs. New York on 02/11/99 and recorded his 1,500th career assist vs. Atlanta on 02/09/99.

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