2009-10

Record: 41-41
(Third Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (front row): Acie Law, Ronald “Flip” Murray, Kirk Hinrich, Derrick Rose, Janerro Pargo, Joe Alexander, Devin Brown. (middle row): Head Athletic Trainer Fred Tedeschi, Luol Deng, Hakim Warrick, Taj Gibson, Brad Miller, Joakim Noah, Jerome James, James Johnson, Chris Richard, Assistant Athletic Trainer Jeff Tanaka. (back row): Equipment Manager John Ligmanowski, Video Coordinator Adam Tatalovich, Player Developemnt Assistant Lindsey Hunter, Player Development Assistant Sidney Green, Assistant Coach/Player Development Dave Severns, Assistant Coach Bob Ociepka, Assistant Coach Pete Myers, Head Coach Vinny Del Negro, Assistant Coach Bernie Bickerstaff, Assistant Coach Mike Wilhelm, Director of Player Development Randy Brown, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Joshua Bonhotal, Strength and Conditioning Coach Erik Helland.

Team Leaders (avg)

20.8

Points


Derrick Rose

104

3pt FGs


Kirk Hinrich

11.0

Rebounds


Joakim Noah

6.0

Assists


Derrick Rose

1.15

Steals


Kirk Hinrich

1.27

Blocks


Taj Gibson

Regular season

Signed draft picks James Johnson and Taj Gibson (07/09/09) ... signed Jannero Pargo (07/13/09) ... traded Aaron Gray to New Orleans for Devin Brown (01/25/10) ... traded John Salmons and Bulls’ second round picks in 2011 and 2012 to Milwaukee for Hakim Warrick and Joe Alexander (02/18/10) ... traded Tyrus Thomas to Charlotte for Ronald “Flip” Murray, Acie Law and a future first round draft pick (02/18/10) ... Chicago won its final five games of a west coast road trip at Phoenix, at Houston, at San Antonio, at Oklahoma City and at New Orleans to become the first team in NBA history to win five straight games on the road versus teams with winning records ... Kirk Hinrich broke Ben Gordon’s franchise record for most three- point field goals made against Philadelphia (02/20/10) ... rookie Taj Gibson and Brad Miller were the only Bulls who appeared in all 82 regular season games ... Chicago led the NBA in rebounds with 44.54 per game ... the Bulls set a franchise record for fewest turnovers in a game with four turnovers against Philadelphia (02/20/10) ... Chicago went 5-2 in overtime games ... the Bulls went 7-3 in their final 10 games to earn the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

Draft


First round, James Johnson (Wake Forest), Taj Gibson (Southern California).

Playoffs


Qualified for the fifth time in six seasons ... eliminated in the first round by the Cleveland Cavaliers (4-1).

Honors


Derrick Rose was Chicago’s first All-Star selection since Michael Jordan in 1998; Rose finished with eight points, four assists and three steals in 15 minutes ... Rose was also named Eastern Conference Player of the Month in April ... Rose was one of four players in the NBA (LeBron James, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade) who averaged at least 20.0 ppg, 6.0 apg and 3.8 rpg ... Rose and Taj Gibson were selected to play in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Dallas (Rose sat out the game and played in the All-Star Game the following day) ... Gibson earned T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie First Team honors; Gibson led all rookies in rpg (7.5), FG% (.494), double-doubles (18) and was second in bpg (1.27) ... the Bulls ranked first in the NBA in attendance with an average of 20,726 fans per game, including 23 sellouts.

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