2012-13

Record: 45-37
(Second Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (front row): Marquis Teague, Marco Belinelli, Nate Robinson, Derrick Rose, Kirk Hinrich, Richard Hamilton, Daequan Cook. (middle row): Assistant Athletic Trainer Jeff Tanaka, Head Athletic Trainer Fred Tedeschi, Luol Deng, Malcom Thomas, Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah, Nazr Mohammed, Vladimir Radmanovic, Taj Gibson, Jimmy Butler, Equipment Manager John Ligmanowski, Strength and Conditioning Coach Erik Helland. (back row): Assistant Coach Ed Pinckney, Assistant Coach Mike Wilhelm, Assistant Coach Adrian Griffin, Assistant Coach Ron Adams, Head Coach Tom Thibodeau, Assistant Coach Andy Greer, Video Coordinator Daisuke Yoshimoto, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Nick Papendieck, Assistant Video Coordinator Jim Topor, Strength and Conditioning Intern Matt Johnson.

Team Leaders (avg)

16.5

Points


Luol Deng

141

3pt FGs


Nate Robinson

11.1

Rebounds


Joakim Noah

5.2

Assists


Kirk Hinrich

1.18

Steals


Joakim Noah

2.14

Blocks


Joakim Noah

Regular season

or the fifth year in a row, and the eighth time in nine seasons, the Chicago Bulls qualified for the NBA playoffs ... Chicago won 45 or more games for the third straight season and claimed the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs ... Luol Deng led the team with 16.5 ppg and, for the second season in a row, he led the NBA with 38.7 mpg ... the Bulls ranked third in the NBA in scoring defense (92.9 ppg) ... Carlos Boozer finished fifth in the NBA, and second in the East, with 44 double-doubles (the most by a Bull since Charles Oakley in 1987-88) ... the Bulls snapped Miami’s 27-game win streak (the second-longest streak in NBA history) with their 101-97 win on March 27 ... on Jan. 14 versus Atlanta, Chicago held the Hawks to a franchise record-low 58 points ... the Bulls led the NBA in home attendance for the fourth straight season with an average of 21,877 fans per game, as they sold out every home game.

Draft


First round, Marquis Teague (Kentucky).

Playoffs


Qualified for the seventh time in eight seasons ... advanced to the Eastern Conference Semifinals after defeating the Brooklyn Nets in Game 7 on the road, 99-93; the win was the franchise’s first-ever Game 7 road triumph ... eliminated in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the Miami Heat (4-1).

Honors


Luol Deng and Joakim Noah were selected to the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston; it was the sec- ond straight season that Chicago placed two players in the NBA’s mid-season showcase (Luol Deng and Derrick Rose in 2012) ... Carlos Boozer and Nate Robinson each earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors and Tom Thibodeau won Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for the month of January ... Joakim Noah was selected to the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team.

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