The Bulls

With Tom Thibodeau being named Coach of the Year over the weekend, and with the Bulls - Hawks series starting tonight, we felt it was a perfect time to provide you with some miscellaneous facts about The Bulls.

  • Before Thibodeau, three Bulls coaches have been named Coach of the Year - Johnny Kerr (66  - 67), Dick Motta (70 - 71) and Phil Jackson (95 - 96).

Johnny Kerr

  • The only Bull to be named Defensive Player of the Year is Michael Jordan (87 - 88).
  • The Bulls largest margin of victory came on February 20, 1976 in a game against Portland.  The Bulls won the game 130 - 74 (56 points in case you don't feel like doing the math).
  • The record for most rebounds by a Bull in a game is held by Tom Boerwinkle with 37 rebounds in a game against Phoenix on January 8, 1970.

Tom Boerwinkle

  • Most consecutive wins - 18 from December 29, 1995 - February 2, 1996, when the Bulls lost to the Lakers in LA.
  • Most consecutive losses - 16 from January 8, 2001 - February 6, 2001 when the Bulls beat the Suns in Phoenix.
  • The starting line up for the Bulls 1st home opener (October 18, 1966 vs. SF Warriors) - Bob Boozer, Don Kojis, Les Chapell, Guy Rodgers, Jerry SloanThe Bulls won that game 119 - 116.
  • Wilt Chamberlain holds the record for most points scored against the Bulls with 68 points scored for the 76ers on December 16, 1967.
  • Most seasons played in a Bulls uniform - 13, Michael Jordan.
  • Most games played in a Bulls uniform - 930, Michael Jordan.
  • Most points scored in a Bulls uniform - 29,277, Michael Jordan.

Michael Jordan

  • Three Bulls have won the Rookie of the Year Award - Michael Jordan (84 - 85), Elton Brand (99 - 00) and Derrick Rose (08 - 09).
  • The Bulls organization has retired 4 numbers - 4 (Jerry Sloan), 10 (Bob Love), 23 (Michael Jordan) and 33 (Scottie Pippen).

Jerry Sloan

  • Most 3 point shots made - Kirk Hinrich with 812
  • Most assists in one game - Guy Rodgers with 24 in a game against the Knicks on December 21, 1966.

Guy Rodgers

  • Most disqualifications - Jerry Sloan
  • Only one player has worn 00 for the Bulls - Robert Parrish (96 - 97).
  • Michael Jordan is the only Bull to win the MVP Award, which he won 5 times.  Will that change this year?

Okay, now you're ready for the series, armed with more Bulls knowledge than Neil Funk and Stacey King (Bulls tv broadcasters).  Enjoy the games.

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