1980–81 Chicago Bulls season

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1980–81 Chicago Bulls season
Head coach Jerry Sloan
General manager Rod Thorn
Arena Chicago Stadium
Results
Record 45–37 (.549)
Place Division: 2nd (Central)
Conference: 5th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 0-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1980-81 NBA season was the Bulls' 15th season in the NBA.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1980 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 4 Kelvin Ransey PG  United States Ohio State
2 26 Sam Worthen SG  United States Marquette
3 50 James Wilkes SF  United States UCLA
4 74 Ron Charles PF/C  United States Michigan State
5 96 Mike Campbell  United States Northwestern
6 120 Bernard Rencher  United States St. John's
7 142 Robert Byrd  United States Marquette
8 164 Modzel Greer  United States North Park
9 183 Jay Shidler  United States Kentucky
10 203 Billy Foster  United States Montana State-Billings

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Template:1980-81 NBA Central standings

# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 62 20 .756  –
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 60 22 .732 2
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 62 20 .756
4 x-New York Knicks 50 32 .610 12
5 x-Chicago Bulls 45 37 .549 17
6 x-Indiana Pacers 44 38 .537 18
7 Washington Bullets 39 43 .476 23
8 Atlanta Hawks 31 51 .378 31
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 28 54 .341 34
10 New Jersey Nets 24 58 .293 38
11 Detroit Pistons 21 61 .256 41


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(4) New York Knicks vs. (5) Chicago Bulls: Bulls win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ New York: Chicago 90, New York 80
  • Game 2 @ Chicago: Chicago 115, New York 114 (OT)

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (4) Chicago Bulls: Celtics win series 4-0

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 121, Chicago 109
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Boston 106, Chicago 97
  • Game 3 @ Chicago: Boston 113, Chicago 107
  • Game 4 @ Chicago: Boston 109, Chicago 103

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]