Chicago Bulls Regular Season Rosters

1981-1982 Chicago Bulls Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Ray Blume SG 6-4 185 0 Oregon State 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
  Roger Burkman SG 6-5 175 0 Louisville 1981 Rnd 6 Pick 15 United States
  Coby Dietrick FC 6-10 220 5 San Jose State 1970 Rnd 10 Pick 2 United States
53 Artis Gilmore C 7-2 240 5 Jacksonville 1971 Rnd 7 Pick 15 United States
10 David Greenwood F 6-9 222 2 UCLA 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Steve Hayes C 7-0 205 2 Idaho State 1977 Rnd 4 Pick 10 United States
  Tracy Jackson SG 6-6 205 0 Notre Dame 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
  Dwight Jones FC 6-10 210 8 Houston 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Larry Kenon PF 6-9 205 5 Memphis 1973 Rnd 3 Pick 15 United States
  Ronnie Lester G 6-2 175 1 Iowa 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
  Jackie Robinson SF 6-6 210 3 UNLV 1978 Rnd 4 Pick 1 United States
  Ricky Sobers SG 6-3 198 6 UNLV 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
24 Reggie Theus GF 6-7 190 3 UNLV 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  James Wilkes F 6-7 195 1 UCLA 1980 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
0 Orlando Woolridge PF 6-9 215 0 Notre Dame 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States

1981-1982 Chicago Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Lester R. Theus D. Greenwood L. Kenon A. Gilmore
Rotation   R. Sobers J. Wilkes D. Jones  
Rotation   R. Blume   O. Woolridge  
Rotation       C. Dietrick  
Lim PT   T. Jackson      

1981-1982 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Milwaukee Bucks55-27-
2Atlanta Hawks42-4013
3Detroit Pistons39-4316
4Indiana Pacers35-4720
5Chicago Bulls34-4821
6Cleveland Cavaliers15-6740

1981-1982 Chicago Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Artis Gilmore Player Of The Week (12/13/81)
Artis Gilmore Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1982)

1981-1982 Chicago Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Artis Gilmore 82 34.1 18.5 10.2 1.7 0.6 2.7 2.8
Reggie Theus 82 34.6 18.4 3.8 5.8 1.1 0.2 3.4
David Greenwood 82 35.5 14.6 9.6 3.2 0.9 1.1 2.2
Ricky Sobers 80 24.2 11.8 1.8 3.8 0.9 0.2 2.7
Ronnie Lester 75 30.0 11.6 2.8 4.8 1.1 0.2 2.5
Dwight Jones 78 26.2 10.0 6.5 1.5 0.6 0.5 2.0
Orlando Woolridge 75 15.8 7.3 3.0 1.1 0.3 0.3 1.4
Larry Kenon 60 17.3 7.2 3.0 1.1 0.5 0.1 1.4
James Wilkes 57 15.1 5.5 2.8 1.1 0.5 0.3 1.1
Ray Blume 49 11.1 4.6 0.8 1.4 0.5 0.0 1.1
Coby Dietrick 74 13.5 3.0 2.5 1.2 0.7 0.4 0.6
Tracy Jackson 38 10.8 4.5 1.3 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.5
Jackie Robinson 3 9.7 3.3 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
Roger Burkman 6 5.0 0.8 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.3 0.5

1981-1982 Chicago Bulls Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Artis Gilmore was selected as the #15 pick in the 7 Round of the 1971 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Artis Gilmore signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on September 1, 1976. Artis Gilmore signed a multi-year extension with the Chicago Bulls on October 8, 1978.

David Greenwood was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. David Greenwood signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on September 16, 1979.

Reggie Theus was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Reggie Theus signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on July 20, 1978.

James Wilkes was selected as the #4 pick in the 3 Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. James Wilkes signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on September 1, 1980.

Orlando Woolridge was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Orlando Woolridge signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on November 6, 1981.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Ray Blume, the #13 pick in the Second Round of the 1981 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Chicago Bulls from the Indiana Pacers on June 10, 1981. Ray Blume signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on September 1, 1981.

Draft Rights to Ronnie Lester, the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Chicago Bulls from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 10, 1980. Ronnie Lester signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on September 1, 1980.

Acquired via Trade

Tracy Jackson was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the Boston Celtics on December 9, 1981.

Ricky Sobers was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the Indiana Pacers on August 28, 1979. Ricky Sobers re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on November 3, 1980.

Acquired via Free Agency

Coby Dietrick signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on August 2, 1979.

Dwight Jones signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on December 5, 1979.

Larry Kenon signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on September 12, 1980.

1981-1982 Chicago Bulls Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Dick Klein Owner 1966-1967 N/A
Arthur Wirtz Chairman 1972-1973 N/A
Jerry Sloan Head Coach 1979-1980 N/A
Phil Johnson Head Coach 1981-1982 Head Coach (Kansas City Kings, 1973 to 1975)
Rod Thorn Head Coach, General Manager 1981-1982 General Manager (Chicago Bulls, 1978 to 1985)
Jerry Krause Director of Player Personnel 1976-1977 N/A
Tommy Edwards Public Address Announcer 2006-2007 Public Address Announcer (Chicago Bulls, 1976 to 1990)