Left to Right: (front row): Adrian Griffin, Chris Duhon, Ben Gordon, Kirk Hinrich, Jannero Pargo, Frank Williams. (middle row): Luol Deng, Eric Piatkowski, Othella Harrington, Jared Reiner, Tyson Chandler, Eddy Curry, Antonio Davis, Andrés Nocioni . (back row): Equipment Manager John Ligmanowski, Strength and Conditioning Coach Erik Helland, Assistant Coach/Advance Scout Mike Wilhelm, Assistant Coach Pete Myers, Assistant Coach Ron Adams, Head Coach Scott Skiles, Assistant Coach Jim Boylan, Head Athletic Trainer Fred Tedeschi, Assistant Athletic Trainer Marc Boff, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Jeff Macy.
First round, Ben Gordon (Connecticut); second round, Jackson Vroman (Iowa State), Chris Duhon (Duke). The Bulls then traded the rights to Vroman, a future first-round pick and cash to Phoenix for No. 7 pick Luol Deng (Duke).
Qualified for first time since 1998 ... eliminated in first round by Washington (4-2).
Ben Gordon became first rookie to be named NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year ... Gordon (Freshman team), Luol Deng (Freshman team) and Kirk Hinrich (Sophomore team) participated in the got milk? Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend ... Gordon named Eastern Conference got milk? Rookie of the Month for Jan.., Feb. and March ... Scott Skiles named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for Jan. ... Gordon and Deng were also named to the got milk? NBA All-Rookie First Team ... the Bulls finished second in the NBA in attendance (averaged 20,204) and hosted 19 sellouts at the United Center, including 11 consecutive sellouts to close the regular season.