Left to Right: (front row): Michael Ruffin, Elton Brand, Hersey Hawkins, Randy Brown, B.J. Armstrong, Ron Artest, Dickey Simpkins. (middle row): Assistant Coach Bill Cartwright, Assistant Coach Phil Johnson, Matt Maloney, Chris Carr, Chris Anstey, Will Perdue, Corey Benjamin, Fred Hoiberg, Head Coach Tim Floyd, Assistant Coach Bill Berry. (back row): Assistant Trainer Walter Blase, Equipment Manager John Ligmanowski, Strength & Conditioning Consultant Al Vermeil, Strength & Conditioning Assistant Erik Helland, Supervisor of European Scouting Ivica Dukan, V.P. of Basketball Operations Jerry Krause, Assistant V.P. Basketball Operations Jim Stack, Scout Gar Forman, Scout Clarence Gaines, Jr., Strength & Conditioning Assistant Mike Gattone, Head Athletic Trainer Fred Tedeschi.
First round, Elton Brand (Duke) and Ron Artest (St. John’s); second round, Michael Ruffin (Tulsa) and Lari Ketner (Massachusetts).
Failed to qualify.
Home sellout streak extended to 608 games (regular season and playoffs), the longest cur- rent streak in the NBA. The last time the Bulls failed to sell out a home game was 11/17/87, vs. Washington ... Elton Brand named NBA Co-Rookie of the Year (shared with Houston’s Steve Francis) ... Brand (first) and Artest (second) named to NBA All-Rookie team ... Brand named MVP at Schick Rookie Challenge at All-Star Break, setting record with 21 rebounds ... Brand named NBA Rookie of the Month for Jan., Feb. and April.