Chicago Bulls Regular Season Rosters

1997-1998 Chicago Bulls Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
22 Keith Booth F 6-6 226 0 Maryland 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 28 United States
1 Randy Brown PG 6-2 190 6 New Mexico State 1991 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
30 Jud Buechler SF 6-6 220 7 Arizona 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
24 Scott Burrell G-F 6-7 218 4 Connecticut 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
35 Jason Caffey PF 6-8 255 2 Alabama 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
  Boris Gorenc GF 6-5 195 0 - 1995 NBA Draft, Undrafted Slovenia
9 Ron Harper SG 6-6 185 11 Miami (OH) 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
23 Michael Jordan SG 6-6 215 12 North Carolina 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
25 Steve Kerr SG 6-3 175 9 Arizona 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 25 United States
53 Joe Kleine C 6-11 255 12 Arkansas 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
7 Toni Kukoc SF 6-11 235 4 KK Split (Croatia) 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 2 Croatia
5 Rusty LaRue SG 6-2 210 0 Wake Forest 1996 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
13 Luc Longley C 7-3 298 6 New Mexico 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 7 Australia
33 Scottie Pippen SF 6-8 228 10 Central Arkansas 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
91 Dennis Rodman PF 6-7 210 11 Southeastern Oklahoma State 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
8 Dickey Simpkins PF 6-9 248 3 Providence 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
42 David Vaughn F 6-9 240 2 Memphis 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States
34 Bill Wennington C 7-0 245 10 St. John's 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 16 Canada

1997-1998 Chicago Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Harper M. Jordan T. Kukoc S. Pippen L. Longley
Rotation R. Brown S. Kerr S. Burrell D. Rodman B. Wennington
Rotation     J. Buechler D. Simpkins  
Lim PT   R. LaRue K. Booth   J. Kleine

1997-1998 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Chicago Bulls62-20-
2Indiana Pacers58-244
3Charlotte Hornets51-3111
4Atlanta Hawks50-3212
5Cleveland Cavaliers47-3515
6Detroit Pistons37-4525
7Milwaukee Bucks36-4626
8Toronto Raptors16-6646

1997-1998 Chicago Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Michael Jordan Most Valuable Player (1998)
Michael Jordan Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP (1998)
Michael Jordan All-NBA First Team (1998)
Scottie Pippen All-NBA Third Team (1998)
Michael Jordan Player Of The Month (Dec 97, Mar 98)
Michael Jordan Player Of The Week (11/23/97, 12/21/97, 04/05/98)
Michael Jordan All-NBA Defensive First Team (1998)
Scottie Pippen All-NBA Defensive First Team (1998)
Michael Jordan Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1998)
Michael Jordan All-Star MVP (1998)

1997-1998 Chicago Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Michael Jordan 82 38.8 28.7 5.8 3.5 1.7 0.5 2.3
Toni Kukoc 74 30.2 13.3 4.4 4.2 1.0 0.5 2.1
Scottie Pippen 44 37.5 19.1 5.2 5.8 1.8 1.0 2.5
Ron Harper 82 27.9 9.3 3.5 2.9 1.3 0.6 1.1
Luc Longley 58 29.4 11.4 5.9 2.8 0.6 1.1 2.2
Scott Burrell 80 13.7 5.2 2.5 0.8 0.8 0.5 0.6
Steve Kerr 50 22.4 7.5 1.5 1.9 0.5 0.1 0.5
Dennis Rodman 80 35.7 4.7 15.0 2.9 0.6 0.2 1.8
Randy Brown 71 16.2 4.1 1.3 2.1 1.0 0.2 0.9
Jason Caffey 51 13.9 5.3 3.4 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.9
Jud Buechler 74 8.2 2.7 1.0 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.3
Bill Wennington 48 9.7 3.5 1.7 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.3
Joe Kleine 46 8.6 2.0 1.7 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.6
Dickey Simpkins 21 11.3 3.7 1.5 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.6
Rusty LaRue 14 10.0 3.5 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.4
Keith Booth 6 2.8 1.7 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.5
David Vaughn 3 2.0 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1997-1998 Chicago Bulls Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Keith Booth was selected as the #28 pick in the First Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Keith Booth signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Bulls on October 2, 1997.

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. Michael Jordan re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on September 10, 1997.

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.

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

Scott Burrell was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Bulls from the Golden State Warriors on September 22, 1997.

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. Dennis Rodman re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on October 23, 1997.

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.

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.

Joe Kleine signed a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on September 4, 1997.

Rusty LaRue signed a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on November 15, 1997.

Dickey Simpkins signed a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on March 2, 1998.

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. Bill Wennington re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on September 8, 1997.

1997-1998 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)
Bill Cartwright Assistant Coach 1997-1998 N/A
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
Steve Kashul Radio Broadcaster 1997-1998 N/A