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2008-2009 Chicago Bulls Regular Season Roster
Schedule | Depth Chart

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Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
9 Luol Deng GF 6-9 220 4 Duke 2004 Rnd 1 Pick 7 England / South Sudan
90 Drew Gooden FC 6-10 230 6 Kansas 2002 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
7 Ben Gordon SG 6-3 200 4 Connecticut 2004 Rnd 1 Pick 3 England / United States
34 Aaron Gray C 7-0 270 1 Pittsburgh 2007 Rnd 2 Pick 19 United States
12 Kirk Hinrich G 6-4 190 5 Kansas 2003 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
32 Larry Hughes G 6-5 184 10 Saint Louis 1998 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
11 Lindsey Hunter G 6-2 195 15 Jackson State 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
31 Jerome James C 7-0 300 9 Florida A&M 1998 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
54 Linton Johnson F 6-8 205 5 Tulane 2002 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
52 Brad Miller C 7-0 261 10 Purdue 1998 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
21 DeMarcus Nelson G 6-4 200 0 Duke 2008 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
35 Demetris Nichols PF 6-8 216 1 Syracuse 2007 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States
13 Joakim Noah FC 6-11 232 1 Florida 2007 Rnd 1 Pick 9 France / United States
5 Andres Nocioni F 6-7 225 4 Laboral Kutxa (Spain) 2001 NBA Draft, Undrafted Argentina
5 Anthony Roberson SG 6-3 198 2 Florida 2005 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
1 Derrick Rose PG 6-3 190 0 Memphis 2008 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
51 Michael Ruffin F-C 6-9 245 8 Tulsa 1999 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
15 John Salmons GF 6-6 207 6 Miami (FL) 2002 Rnd 1 Pick 26 United States
2 Thabo Sefolosha GF 6-7 222 2 Angelico Biella (Italy) 2006 Rnd 1 Pick 13 Switzerland
15 Cedric Simmons FC 6-9 235 2 North Carolina State 2006 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States / Bulgaria
2 Tim Thomas F 6-10 240 11 Villanova 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
24 Tyrus Thomas F 6-10 225 2 LSU 2006 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States

Chicago Depth Chart Historical Chicago Depth Charts

  PG SG SF PF C
S Derrick Rose
16.8p 3.9r 6.3a
Ben Gordon
20.7p 3.5r 3.4a
Luol Deng
14.1p 6.0r 1.9a
Tyrus Thomas
10.8p 6.4r 1.0a
Joakim Noah
6.7p 7.6r 1.3a
R Kirk Hinrich
9.9p 2.4r 3.9a
 
 
John Salmons
18.3p 4.3r 2.0a
Tim Thomas
5.8p 2.3r 0.7a
Brad Miller
11.8p 7.4r 3.2a
R  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aaron Gray
3.5p 3.9r 0.8a
L Lindsey Hunter
2.6p 0.4r 1.3a
A. Roberson
2.0p 1.2r 0.2a
Linton Johnson
1.1p 1.0r 0.3a
 
 
 
 

* Depth Chart stats are based upon the last 5 games played.


Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Cleveland Cavaliers66-16-
2Chicago Bulls41-4125
3Detroit Pistons39-4327
4Indiana Pacers36-4630
5Milwaukee Bucks34-4832

Chicago Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Ben Gordon Player Of The Week (04/13/09)
Derrick Rose Rookie Of The Year (2009)
Derrick Rose All-Rookie First Team (2009)
Derrick Rose Rookie Of The Month (Nov 08, Dec 08, Mar 09)
Derrick Rose Rising Stars Challenge Participant (2009)
Derrick Rose Skills Challenge Participant (2009)
Derrick Rose Skills Challenge Champion (2009)

Chicago Season Stat Leaders Full Team Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ben Gordon 82 36.6 20.7 3.5 3.4 0.9 0.3 2.4
John Salmons 26 37.7 18.3 4.3 2.0 1.0 0.6 1.7
Derrick Rose 81 37.0 16.8 3.9 6.3 0.8 0.2 2.5
Luol Deng 49 34.0 14.1 6.0 1.9 1.2 0.5 1.5
Drew Gooden 31 29.6 13.1 8.6 1.4 0.8 0.5 1.8
Larry Hughes 30 26.4 12.0 3.1 2.0 1.2 0.3 1.2
Brad Miller 27 27.6 11.8 7.4 3.2 0.8 0.4 1.7
Tyrus Thomas 79 27.5 10.8 6.4 1.0 1.2 1.9 1.6
Andres Nocioni 53 24.1 10.4 4.2 1.1 0.5 0.3 1.4
Kirk Hinrich 51 26.2 9.9 2.4 3.9 1.3 0.4 1.7
Joakim Noah 80 24.2 6.7 7.6 1.3 0.6 1.4 1.0
Tim Thomas 18 14.1 5.8 2.3 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.6
Thabo Sefolosha 43 17.1 4.5 2.9 1.5 0.8 0.4 0.9
Aaron Gray 56 12.8 3.5 3.9 0.8 0.2 0.3 0.7
Lindsey Hunter 28 9.5 2.6 0.4 1.3 0.7 0.0 0.7
Cedric Simmons 11 5.5 2.5 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.0
Anthony Roberson 6 3.8 2.0 1.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
Linton Johnson 8 5.3 1.1 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2
Demetris Nichols 2 2.7 1.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Chicago Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Ben Gordon was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 2004 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Ben Gordon signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on July 16, 2004. Ben Gordon re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on October 1, 2008.

Aaron Gray was selected as the #19 pick in the Second Round of the 2007 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Aaron Gray signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on July 25, 2007.

Kirk Hinrich was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Kirk Hinrich signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on July 14, 2003. Kirk Hinrich signed a multi-year extension with the Chicago Bulls on October 31, 2006.

Joakim Noah was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 2007 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Joakim Noah signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on July 24, 2007.

Derrick Rose was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 2008 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Derrick Rose signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on July 1, 2008.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Luol Deng, the #7 pick in the First Round of the 2004 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Chicago Bulls from the Phoenix Suns on June 24, 2004. Luol Deng signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on July 16, 2004. Luol Deng re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on July 31, 2008.

Draft Rights to Tyrus Thomas, the #4 pick in the First Round of the 2006 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Chicago Bulls from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 28, 2006. Tyrus Thomas signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on July 6, 2006.

Acquired via Trade

Jerome James was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the New York Knicks on February 19, 2009.

Brad Miller was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the Sacramento Kings on February 18, 2009.

Anthony Roberson was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the New York Knicks on February 19, 2009.

John Salmons was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the Sacramento Kings on February 18, 2009.

Tim Thomas was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the New York Knicks on February 19, 2009.

Acquired via Free Agency

Lindsey Hunter signed a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on November 13, 2008.

Linton Johnson signed a contract with the Chicago Bulls on March 10, 2009. Linton Johnson re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on March 20, 2009. Linton Johnson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on April 7, 2009.

DeMarcus Nelson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on April 9, 2009.

Chicago Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Jerry Reinsdorf Owner, Chairman, Alternate Board of Governor 1985-1986 N/A
Robert Judelson Alternate Board of Governor 1985-1986 N/A
Michael Reinsdorf Alternate Board of Governor 2007-2008 N/A
Steve Schanwald Alternate Board of Governor, Executive VP of Business Operations 1987-1988 N/A
Irwin Mandel Alternate Board of Governor, Senior VP of Financial and Legal 1971-1972 N/A
John Paxson Executive VP of Basketball Operations, General Manager 2003-2004 Assistant Coach (Chicago Bulls, 1995 to 1996)
Vinny Del Negro Head Coach 2008-2009 Assistant General Manager (Phoenix Suns, 2007 to 2008)
Pete Myers Assistant Coach 2001-2002 N/A
Mike Wilhelm Assistant Coach 2002-2003 Advance Scout (Denver Nuggets, 2001 to 2002)
Pete Myers Assistant Coach 2004-2005 Head Coach (Chicago Bulls, 2003 to 2004)
Bernie Bickerstaff Assistant Coach 2008-2009 Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations (Charlotte Hornets, 2007 to 2008)
Bob Ociepka Assistant Coach 2008-2009 Assistant Coach (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2006 to 2008)
Del Harris Assistant Coach 2008-2009 Assistant Coach (Dallas Mavericks, 2000 to 2007)
Denise Aleman Director of Scouting 2005-2006 N/A
John Ligmanowski Director of International Scouting 1983-1984 N/A
Ivica Dukan Director of International Scouting 1992-1993 N/A
Steve Julius Director of Player Development 2007-2008 N/A
Dave Severns Assistant Coach, Director of Player Development 2008-2009 N/A
Gar Forman Director of Player Personnel 2004-2005 Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations (Chicago Bulls, 2002 to 2004)
Thomas Holbert Director of Basketball Operations 2007-2008 N/A
Dave Bollwinkel Scout 2005-2006 N/A
Ron Adams Scout 2008-2009 Assistant Coach (Chicago Bulls, 2003 to 2008)
Chris Thomas Advance Scout 2009-2010 Advance Scout (Chicago Bulls, 2008 to 2009)
Adam Tatalovich Video Coordinator 2007-2008 Assistant Video Coordinator (Chicago Bulls, 2006 to 2007)
Fred Tedeschi Head Athletic Trainer 1998-1999 N/A
Tommy Edwards Public Address Announcer 2006-2007 Public Address Announcer (Chicago Bulls, 1976 to 1990)
Stacey King TV Broadcaster 2006-2007 N/A
Neil Funk TV Broadcaster 2008-2009 Radio Broadcaster (Chicago Bulls, 1991 to 2008)
Bill Wennington Radio Broadcaster 2004-2005 N/A
Chuck Swirsky Radio Broadcaster 2008-2009 N/A