Left to Right: (front row): Adrian Griffin, Andrés Nocioni, Chris Duhon, Ben Gordon, Kirk Hinrich, Luol Deng, Andre Barrett. (middle row): Malik Allen, Michael Sweetney, P.J. Brown, Ben Wallace, Martynas Andriuskevicius, Viktor Khryapa, Tyrus Thomas, Thabo Sefolosha. (back row): Equipment Manager John Ligmanowski, Strength and Conditioning Coach Erik Helland, Assistant Coach Ron Adams, Assistant Coach/Advance Scout Mike Wilhelm, Assistant Coach Pete Myers, Head Coach Scott Skiles, Lead Assistant Coach Jim Boylan, Head Athletic Trainer Fred Tedeschi, Assistant Athletic Trainer Marc Boff, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Michael Irr.
First round, LaMarcus Aldridge (Texas), Rodney Carney (Memphis). The Bulls then traded the rights to Aldridge to Portland for No. 4 pick Tyrus Thomas (LSU) and Viktor Khryapa. The Bulls also traded the rights to Carney, along with New York’s 2007 second-round pick and cash, to Philadelphia for No. 13 pick Thabo Sefolosha (Switzerland).
Qualified for the third straight season ... defeated defending champion Miami 4-0 in the first round ... eliminated in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by Detroit 4-2.
Tyrus Thomas competed in the 2007 Sprite Slam Dunk competition at All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas ... Ben Gordon also participated in the All-Star festivities, as he teamed with Bulls great Scottie Pippen and Candice Dupree of the WNBA’s Chicago Sky in the Haier Shooting Stars Competition ... Ben Gordon was twice named Eastern Conference Player of the Week (01/29/07 and 04/16/07) ... Ben Wallace and Kirk Hinrich were each named to the All-Defensive Second Team ... Luol Deng was named recipient of the 2006-07 Sportsmanship Award ... Tyrus Thomas was selected to the 2007 T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie Second Team ... the Bulls averaged a league-leading 22,253 per home game and sold out all 41 regular season games and all five playoff games, to extend the franchise’s sellout streak to 49 straight games.