2003-04

Record: 23-59
(Eighth Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (front row): Scottie Pippen, Ronald Dupree, Kendall Gill, Kirk Hinrich, Jamal Crawford, Jannero Pargo, Eddie Robinson. (middle row): Linton Johnson III, Marcus Fizer, Antonio Davis, Eddy Curry, Tyson Chandler, Paul Shirley, Jerome Williams, Chris Jefferies. (back row): Equipment Manager John Ligmanowski, Assistant Athletic Trainer Eric Waters, Head Athletic Trainer Fred Tedeschi, Assistant Coach Pete Myers, Assistant Coach Ron Adams, Head Coach Scott Skiles, Assistant Coach Johnny Bach, Assistant Coach/Advance Scout Mike Wilhelm, Strength and Conditioning Coach Erik Helland, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Jeff Macy.

Team Leaders (avg)

17.3

Points


Jamal Crawford

165

3pt FGs


Jamal Crawford

8.1

Rebounds


Antonio Davis

6.8

Assists


Kirk Hinrich

1.39

Steals


Jamal Crawford

1.14

Blocks


Eddy Curry

Regular season

Signed free agents Scottie Pippen (07/20/03), Corie Blount (07/31/03) and Kendall Gill (08/20/03) ... hired Assistant Coaches Johnny Bach (07/15/03) and Ron Adams (07/16/03) ... relieved Bill Cartwright of his head coaching duties (11/24/03) ... hired Head Coach Scott Skiles (11/28/03) ... trad- ed Lonny Baxter, Donyell Marshall and Jalen Rose to Toronto for Antonio Davis, Chris Jefferies and Jerome Williams (12/01/03) ... acquired Rick Brunson from Toronto for Roger Mason, Jr. (12/16/03) ... snapped a 26-game road losing streak versus Western Conference teams with a 95-79 win at Utah (02/04/04) ... the team’s 23-59 record qualified it for a sixth-consecutive NBA Lottery appearance.

Draft


First round, Kirk Hinrich (Kansas); second round, Mario Austin (Mississippi State), Matt Bonner (Florida), Tommy Smith (Arizona State). The Bulls then conveyed Bonner’s draft rights to Toronto for a future second-round pick.

Playoffs


Failed to qualify.

Honors


Kirk Hinrich (Freshman team) participated in the Schick Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend ... Hinrich also was named to the got milk? NBA All-Rookie First Team ... the Bulls drew an average of 19,736 fans through 41 home games (third in the NBA), including 11 sellouts ... the Bulls also hosted the seven largest crowds in the NBA that season, including a season-high draw of 23,067 versus the L.A. Lakers at the United Center.

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