2011-12

Record: 50-16
(First Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (front row): Ronnie Brewer, Mike James, C.J. Watson, Derrick Rose, Richard Hamilton, Jimmy Butler, John Lucas III. (middle row): Equipment Manager John Ligmanowski, Strength and Conditioning Coach Erik Helland, Kyle Korver, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah, Omer Asik, Brian Scalabrine, Taj Gibson, Head Athletic Trainer Fred Tedeschi, Assistant Athletic Trainer Jeff Tanaka. (back row): Assistant Video Coordinator Daisuke Yoshimoto, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Nick Papendieck, Assistant Coach Mike Wilhelm, Assistant Coach Adrian Griffin, Assistant Coach Ron Adams, Head Coach Tom Thibodeau, Assistant Coach Andy Greer, Assistant Coach Ed Pinkney, Assistant Coach Rick Brunson, Strength & Conditioning Intern Geoff Puls, Video Intern Jim Topor.

Team Leaders (avg)

21.8

Points


Derrick Rose

118

3pt FGs


Kyle Korver

9.8

Rebounds


Joakim Noah

7.9

Assists


Derrick Rose

1.09

Steals


Ronnie Brewer

1.44

Blocks


Joakim Noah

Regular season

For the fourth year in a row, and seventh time in eight seasons, the Chicago Bulls qualified for the NBA playoffs ... Chicago led the NBA in wins for the second straight season (50-16), and claimed the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the second consecutive year ... Derrick Rose led the Bulls with 21.8 ppg and 7.9 apg, while Luol Deng posted 15.3 ppg and 6.5 rpg in 39.4 mpg (first in the NBA) ... Chicago finished the season with the best road record in the NBA (24-9, .727) ... Chicago was the only undefeated team in the NBA (21-0) when it scored 100 or more points in a game ... at 8-5, the Bulls were one of two teams in the NBA (along with San Antonio: 17-10) that owned a winning record when its opponent scored 100 or more points in a contest ... on the year, the Bulls set a franchise record for opponent scoring in a single season (88.2 ppg) ... on March 19 at Orlando, Chicago held the Magic to an opponent franchise record-low 59 points.

Draft


First round, Jimmy Butler (Marquette).

Playoffs


Qualified for the seventh time in eight seasons ... eliminated in the first round by the Philadelphia 76ers (4-2).

Honors


Derrick Rose and Luol Deng were selected to the 2012 NBA All-Star Game in Orlando; it marked the first time since 1997 that Chicago had two players (Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen) participate in the All-Star Game ... Head Coach Tom Thibodeau and his staff coached the Eastern Conference All-Stars, while Assistant Coach Ron Adams coached the TEAM SHAQ squad in the Rising Stars Challenge ... with Chicago’s win at Orlando on March 19, Tom Thibodeau reached the 100-win plateau in his 130th career game as a head coach (the fastest to do so in NBA history) ... Derrick Rose was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice and Tom Thibodeau earned Eastern Conference Coach of the Month honors three times ... Luol Deng was selected to the NBA’s All-Defensive Second Team.

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