2001-02

Record: 21-61
(Eighth Place)

Roster

Left to Right: front row): Assistant Athletic Trainer Eric Waters, Travis Best, Trenton Hassell, Jamal Crawford, Fred Hoiberg, A.J. Guyton, Head Athletic Trainer Fred Tedeschi. (middle row): Eddie Robinson, Jalen Rose, Marcus Fizer, Tyson Chandler, Eddy Curry, Dalibor Bagaric, Norm Richardson. (back row): Strength & Conditioning Assistant Jeff Macy, Strength & Conditioning Coach Erik Helland, Equipment Manager John Ligmanowski, Director of European Scouting Ivica Dukan, Assistant Coach Pete Myers, Head Coach Bill Cartwright, Assistant Coach Bill Berry, Assistant Coach Norm Ellenberger, Scout Gar Forman, Special Assistant to Executive Vice President Basketball Operations B.J. Armstrong, Executive Vice President Basketball Operations Jerry Krause.

Team Leaders (avg)

12.3

Points


Marcus Fizer

60

3pt FGs


Trenton Hassell

5.6

Rebounds


Marcus Fizer

2.2

Assists


Trenton Hassell

0.71

Steals


Trenton Hassell

1.31

Blocks


Tyson Chandler

Regular season

Traded Elton Brand to L.A. Clippers on 06/27/01 for the draft rights to Tyson Chandler and Brian Skinner ... signed free agent Eddie Robinson (08/07/01) ... set the franchise record for worst loss with a 53-point loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on 11/08/01 ... Tim Floyd resigned as Head Coach on Christmas Eve, 12/24/01; Bill Berry was named interim coach ... Bill Cartwright was named Head Coach on 12/28/01 ... the team suffered an 18-game road losing streak from 11/02/01 – 01/11/02 ... on 02/18/02, the Bulls grabbed a franchise-low 25 rebounds in Miami ... the Bulls acquired Jalen Rose, Travis Best and Norm Richardson from the Indiana Pacers for Brad Miller, Ron Artest, Ron Mercer and Kevin Ollie ... the team posted its first three-game winning streak in two years from 02/20/02-02/23/02 ... Jamal Crawford returned to the active roster on 03/03/02 after missing the first 58 games of the season recovering from knee surgery ... the Bulls and Bill Cartwright agreed to a three-year extension on the head coach’s con- tract ... the team’s 21-61 record tied them for the worst in the league and qualified them for their fourth consecutive NBA Lottery appearance.

Draft


First round, Eddy Curry (Thornwood HS); second round, Trenton Hassell (Austin Peay) and Sean Lampley (California).

Playoffs


Failed to qualify.

Honors


Marcus Fizer (Sophomore team) participated in the Schick Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend ... rookie Trenton Hassell was named the NBA’s “got milk?” Rookie of the Month for Feb.

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