Chicago Bulls Regular Season Rosters

1980-1981 Chicago Bulls Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
  Coby Dietrick FC 6-10 220 4 San Jose State 1970 Rnd 10 Pick 2 United States
53 Artis Gilmore C 7-2 240 4 Jacksonville 1971 Rnd 7 Pick 15 United States
10 David Greenwood F 6-9 222 1 UCLA 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Dwight Jones FC 6-10 210 7 Houston 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Larry Kenon PF 6-9 205 4 Memphis 1973 Rnd 3 Pick 15 United States
  Ronnie Lester G 6-2 175 0 Iowa 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
  Scott May SF 6-7 215 4 Indiana 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Ricky Sobers SG 6-3 198 5 UNLV 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
24 Reggie Theus GF 6-7 190 2 UNLV 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Bob Wilkerson GF 6-6 195 4 Indiana 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  James Wilkes F 6-7 195 0 UCLA 1980 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
  Sam Worthen PG 6-5 195 0 Marquette 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States

1980-1981 Chicago Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Sobers R. Theus D. Greenwood D. Jones A. Gilmore
Rotation   R. Lester B. Wilkerson L. Kenon  
Rotation       C. Dietrick  
Lim PT S. Worthen   J. Wilkes    
Lim PT     S. May    

1980-1981 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Milwaukee Bucks60-22-
2Chicago Bulls45-3715
3Indiana Pacers44-3816
4Atlanta Hawks31-5129
5Cleveland Cavaliers28-5432
6Detroit Pistons21-6139

1980-1981 Chicago Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Artis Gilmore Player Of The Week (11/23/80)
Artis Gilmore Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1981)
Reggie Theus Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1981)

1980-1981 Chicago Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Reggie Theus 82 34.4 18.9 3.5 5.2 1.5 0.2 3.2
Artis Gilmore 82 34.5 17.9 10.1 2.1 0.6 2.4 2.9
David Greenwood 82 33.0 14.4 8.8 2.7 0.9 1.5 2.3
Larry Kenon 77 28.1 14.1 5.2 1.6 1.0 0.2 2.1
Ricky Sobers 71 25.4 13.5 2.0 4.0 1.4 0.2 2.9
Bob Wilkerson 80 28.0 10.0 3.5 3.4 1.3 0.3 2.2
Dwight Jones 81 19.4 7.6 5.0 1.2 0.5 0.4 1.6
Scott May 63 12.9 7.0 2.5 1.0 0.6 0.1 1.1
Coby Dietrick 82 15.2 4.5 3.2 1.4 0.6 0.6 1.1
Sam Worthen 64 14.8 3.7 1.8 1.8 0.9 0.1 1.4
James Wilkes 48 11.2 4.1 2.0 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.7
Ronnie Lester 8 10.4 3.8 0.8 0.9 0.2 0.0 1.1
Oliver Mack 3 5.3 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0

1980-1981 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.

Scott May was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Scott May signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on September 26, 1976.

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.

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

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

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

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.

Bob Wilkerson was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the Denver Nuggets on October 8, 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.

1980-1981 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
Rod Thorn General Manager 1978-1979 N/A
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)