The Bulls did enjoy some success before Michael Jordan suited up in 1984. Coach “Red” Kerr’s Bulls made the playoffs the first 2 years of existence., and Dick Motta’s squad came within a game of the 1974-75 Finals. Bulls stars were plenty: Long Tom, Butterbean, The Jet, Stormin’ Norman, and Jerry Sloan. Artis Gilmore became a Bull after the 1976 merger. But despite Gilmore, the club wasn’t very good, making the playoffs just twice in the next 9 years. By the time Jordan signed to play for the Chicago Bulls, the club had no identity, a half-empty Stadium, and not much of an outlook.
What follows: Playoffs, sellouts, 6 championships, rebuilds, a rookie of the year, two 6th Man Awards, an MVP, Defensive Player of the Year and more changes leading up to the 2020 season. This is what you'll get...
End of the Year Standings, Home/Away records, and Best/Worst records vs. opponents.
Club & League news: rule changes, trends, trades, suspensions, and noteworthy games
Stat leaders: Top Scoring, Rebounding, Assists, Blocks, 3-point percentage, and FT percentage
Year End Awards include Hall of Fame inductees, First Team Offense & Defense, and Finals outcome