2005-06

Record: 41-41
(Fourth Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (front row): Andrés Nocioni, Chris Duhon, Ben Gordon, Kirk Hinrich, Jannero Pargo, Eddie Basden. (middle row): Luol Deng, Darius Songaila, Malik Allen, Luke Schenscher, Tyson Chandler, Othella Harrington, Michael Sweetney, Eric Piatkowski. (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, Lead Assistant Coach Jim Boylan, Head Athletic Trainer Fred Tedeschi, Assistant Athletic Trainer Marc Boff, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Jeff Macy. Inset: Randy Livingston.

Team Leaders (avg)

16.9

Points


Ben Gordon

166

3pt FGs


Ben Gordon

9.0

Rebounds


Tyson Chandler

6.3

Assists


Kirk Hinrich

1.16

Steals


Kirk Hinrich

1.32

Blocks


Tyson Chandler

Regular season

Re-signed head coach Scott Skiles (06/16/05) ... signed free agents Eddie Basden (08/09/05), Malik Allen (09/02/05) and Darius Songaila (09/23/05) and re-signed Othella Harrington (08/24/05), Tyson Chandler (09/21/05) and Jannero Pargo (10/03/05) ... matched Toronto’s contract offer for Chris Duhon (08/15/05) ... re-signed Eddy Curry and traded him and Antonio Davis to New York in exchange for Michael Sweetney, Tim Thomas, Jermaine Jackson, a conditional first round draft pick and two second round draft picks (10/04/05) ... exercised the fourth-year option on Kirk Hinrich (10/24/05) ... retired Scottie Pippen’s No. 33 (12/09/05) ... Ben Gordon hit nine 3FG at Phoenix (02/04/06), a franchise record and an NBA season-high ... Gordon then went a perfect 9-of-9 on 3FG against Washington (04/14/06), tying his own franchise record for 3FGM in a game and matching the all-time NBA record for most 3FGM in a game without a miss ... team set franchise overtime records for most points scored (20), free throws made (14) and free throws attempted (16) at Orlando (04/17/06) ... held opponents to an NBA- best .426 - the second-consecutive season the team held the league’s top defensive field goal percent- age ... closed the regular season winning 12 of their final 14 games, including a season-high six game win- ning streak to end the season ... posted an NBA-best 9-1 mark during the month of April.

Draft


No selections in the 2005 NBA Draft.

Playoffs


Qualified for the second straight season ... eliminated in first round by Miami (4-2).

Honors


eng, Gordon and Nocioni (all Sophomore Team) participated in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend ... Gordon named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played April 10-16 ... Scott Skiles named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for April ... for the second-consecutive season, the Bulls finished second in the NBA in attendance (averaged 21,188) and hosted 20 regular season sellouts at the United Center.

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