Chicago Bulls Regular Season Rosters

1996-1997 Chicago Bulls Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
1 Randy Brown PG 6-2 190 5 New Mexico State 1991 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
30 Jud Buechler SF 6-6 220 6 Arizona 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
35 Jason Caffey PF 6-8 255 1 Alabama 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
18 Bison Dele C 6-11 235 5 Arizona 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
55 Thomas Hamilton C 7-2 330 1 King College Prep High School (Illinois) 1994 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
9 Ron Harper SG 6-6 185 10 Miami (OH) 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
23 Michael Jordan SG 6-6 215 11 North Carolina 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
25 Steve Kerr SG 6-3 175 8 Arizona 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 25 United States
7 Toni Kukoc SF 6-11 235 3 KK Split (Croatia) 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 2 Croatia
13 Luc Longley C 7-3 298 5 New Mexico 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 7 Australia
00 Robert Parish C 7-0 230 19 Centenary 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
33 Scottie Pippen SF 6-8 228 9 Central Arkansas 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
91 Dennis Rodman PF 6-7 210 10 Southeastern Oklahoma State 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
8 Dickey Simpkins PF 6-9 248 2 Providence 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
6 Matt Steigenga F 6-7 225 0 Michigan State 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 25 United States
34 Bill Wennington C 7-0 245 9 St. John's 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 16 Canada

1996-1997 Chicago Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Harper M. Jordan S. Pippen D. Rodman L. Longley
Rotation R. Brown S. Kerr T. Kukoc J. Caffey B. Dele
Rotation     J. Buechler   R. Parish
Lim PT     M. Steigenga D. Simpkins B. Wennington

1996-1997 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Chicago Bulls69-13-
2Atlanta Hawks56-2613
3Detroit Pistons54-2815
4Charlotte Hornets54-2815
5Cleveland Cavaliers42-4027
6Indiana Pacers39-4330
7Milwaukee Bucks33-4936
8Toronto Raptors30-5239

1996-1997 Chicago Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Michael Jordan Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP (1997)
Michael Jordan All-NBA First Team (1997)
Scottie Pippen All-NBA Second Team (1997)
Michael Jordan Player Of The Month (Nov 96)
Scottie Pippen Player Of The Week (02/23/97)
Scottie Pippen All-NBA Defensive First Team (1997)
Michael Jordan All-NBA Defensive First Team (1997)
Scottie Pippen Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1997)
Michael Jordan Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1997)
Steve Kerr Three Point Shootout Participant (1997)
Steve Kerr Three Point Champion (1997)

1996-1997 Chicago Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Michael Jordan 82 37.9 29.6 5.9 4.3 1.7 0.5 2.0
Scottie Pippen 82 37.7 20.2 6.5 5.7 1.9 0.5 2.6
Toni Kukoc 57 28.2 13.2 4.6 4.5 1.1 0.5 1.6
Steve Kerr 82 22.7 8.1 1.6 2.1 0.8 0.0 0.5
Jason Caffey 75 18.7 7.3 4.0 1.2 0.3 0.1 1.3
Luc Longley 59 24.9 9.1 5.6 2.4 0.4 1.1 1.9
Ron Harper 76 22.9 6.3 2.5 2.5 1.1 0.5 0.7
Randy Brown 72 14.7 4.7 1.5 1.8 1.1 0.2 0.8
Dennis Rodman 55 35.4 5.7 16.1 3.1 0.6 0.3 2.0
Bill Wennington 61 12.8 4.6 2.1 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.5
Robert Parish 43 9.4 3.7 2.1 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.7
Jud Buechler 76 9.2 1.8 1.7 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.4
Dickey Simpkins 48 8.2 1.9 1.9 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.7
Bison Dele 9 15.3 7.0 3.7 1.3 0.3 0.6 1.2
Matt Steigenga 2 6.0 1.5 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.5 1.0

1996-1997 Chicago Bulls Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Jason Caffey was selected as the #20 pick in the First Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Jason Caffey signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on October 7, 1995.

Michael Jordan was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on August 1, 1984. Michael Jordan re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on September 20, 1988. Michael Jordan re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on July 23, 1996.

Toni Kukoc was selected as the #2 pick in the Second Round of the 1990 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Toni Kukoc signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on July 19, 1993. Toni Kukoc re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on September 15, 1994.

Dickey Simpkins was selected as the #21 pick in the First Round of the 1994 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Dickey Simpkins signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on October 10, 1994.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Scottie Pippen, the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Chicago Bulls from the Seattle SuperSonics on June 22, 1987. Scottie Pippen signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on August 1, 1987. Scottie Pippen signed a multi-year extension with the Chicago Bulls on June 17, 1991.

Acquired via Trade

Luc Longley was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 23, 1994. Luc Longley re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on October 6, 1995.

Dennis Rodman was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the San Antonio Spurs on October 2, 1995. Dennis Rodman re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on August 4, 1996.

Acquired via Free Agency

Randy Brown signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on October 6, 1995.

Jud Buechler signed a contract with the Chicago Bulls on September 26, 1994. Jud Buechler re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on October 6, 1995. Jud Buechler re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on September 26, 1996.

Bison Dele signed a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on April 2, 1997.

Ron Harper signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on September 15, 1994.

Steve Kerr signed a contract with the Chicago Bulls on September 29, 1993. Steve Kerr re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on September 16, 1994.

Robert Parish signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on September 30, 1996.

Matt Steigenga signed a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on April 12, 1997.

Bill Wennington signed a contract with the Chicago Bulls on September 22, 1993. Bill Wennington re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on August 31, 1994.

1996-1997 Chicago Bulls Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Jerry Reinsdorf Owner, Chairman 1985-1986 N/A
Phil Jackson Head Coach 1989-1990 Assistant Coach (Chicago Bulls, 1987 to 1989)
Jim Stack Assistant VP of Basketball Operations 1996-1997 Special Assistant to the Vice President of Basketball Operations (Chicago Bulls, 1987 to 1996)
Jerry Krause General Manager 1985-1986 Director of Player Personnel (Chicago Bulls, 1976 to 1985)
Ivica Dukan Director of International Scouting 1990-1991 N/A
John Ligmanowski Equipment Manager 1983-1984 N/A
Chip Schaefer Head Athletic Trainer 1990-1991 N/A
Wally Blase Assistant Athletic Trainer 1996-1997 N/A
Neil Funk Radio Broadcaster 1991-1992 N/A