2015-16

Record: 42-40
(Fourth Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (front row): Doug McDermott, E’Twaun Moore, Tony Snell, Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose, Aaron Brooks, Justin Holiday, Mike Dunleavy. (middle row): Equipment Manager John Ligmanowski, Head Strength Coach Nick Papendieck, Assistant Strength Coach Matt Johnson, Cameron Bairstow, Nikola Mirotić, Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, Bobby Portis, Taj Gibson, Cristiano Felicio, Head Athletic Trainer Jeff Tanaka, Director of Sports Performance Jennifer Swanson, Assistant Athletic Trainer Armando Rivas. (back row): Basketball Operations Associate George Neilson, Strength Associate Ed Streit, Assistant Coach Charlie Henry, Assistant Coach Randy Brown, Associate Head Coach Jim Boylen, Head Coach Fred Hoiberg, Assistant Coach Pete Myers, Assistant Coach Mike Wilhelm, Assistant Equipment Manager Charrod Saddler, Video Coordinator Nate Loenser, Basketball Operations Associate Chase Buford.

Team Leaders (avg)

20.9

Points


Jimmy Butler

135

3pt FGs


Nikola Mirotic

11.0

Rebounds


Pau Gasol

4.8

Assists


Jimmy Butler

1.6

Steals


Jimmy Butler

2.0

Blocks


Pau Gasol

Regular season

Posted a winning record for the eighth consecutive season, and 11th of the last 12 seasons … on Jan. 14 at Philadelphia, Jimmy Butler became the fourth Bull in team history to score 50 or more points in a game when he posted a career-high 53 points (51 came in regulation); in that same game, Butler also added 10 boards, six assists and three steals, and he became just the fifth player over the last 30 seasons to notch those numbers in a game … Pau Gasol posted 16.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.03 blocks a game—Gasol is the first player in the NBA since Kevin Garnett in 2003-04 to record those marks … Jimmy Butler produced the first two triple-doubles of his career … Gasol notched the 500th double-double of his career at Houston on March 31… Gasol also recorded two triple-doubles … Butler ranked 16th in the NBA with a career-high 20.9 ppg and 18th in the league with 1.64 spg … Fred Hoiberg earned his first win as a head coach with Chicago’s 97-95 win over Cleveland on Opening Night … the Bulls led the NBA in home attendance for the seventh straight season with an average of 21,821 fans per game and extended their home sellout streak to 266 games.

Draft


First round: Bobby Portis (Arkansas).

Playoffs


Failed to qualify.

Honors


For the second straight season, Jimmy Butler and Pau Gasol were chosen as NBA All-Stars for the Eastern Conference squad; Gasol replaced Butler due to a left knee injury Butler suffered on Feb. 5 at Denver … Butler earned All- Defensive Second Team honors for the third consecutive season; he joined Jerry Sloan, Norm Van Lier, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen as the only players in franchise history to earn the distinction at least three years in a row … Nikola Mirotić was chosen to play in the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Toronto, but missed the game due to an appendectomy … Jerry Reinsdorf was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.