1991–92 Chicago Bulls season

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1991–92 Chicago Bulls season
Second NBA Championship
Head coach Phil Jackson
General manager Jerry Krause
Owner(s) Jerry Reinsdorf
Arena Chicago Stadium
Results
Record 67–15 (.817)
Place Division: 1st (Central)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Champions

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television SportsChannel Chicago, WGN
Radio WMAQ
< 1990–91 1992–93 >

The 1991-92 Chicago Bulls finished in first place in the Central Division, along with having the best record in the NBA. The Bulls would go on to beat the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1992 NBA Finals to win their second consecutive championship, and second of three straight.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 26 Mark Randall F  United States Kansas

Roster[edit]

1991-92 Chicago Bulls roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
PG 10 United States Armstrong, B.J. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Iowa
C 24 United States Cartwright, Bill 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 245 lb (111 kg) San Francisco
PF 54 United States Grant, Horace 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Clemson
SG 20 United States Hansen, Bobby 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Iowa
SG 14 United States Hodges, Craig 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Long Beach State
SG 2 United States Hopson, Dennis 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Ohio State
SG 23 United States Jordan, Michael 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) North Carolina
PF 21 United States King, Stacey 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Oklahoma
PF 53 United States Levingston, Cliff 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Wichita State
C 25 United States Nevitt, Chuck 7 ft 5 in (2.26 m) 217 lb (98 kg) North Carolina State
PG 5 United States Paxson, John 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Notre Dame
C 32 United States Perdue, Will 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Vanderbilt
SF 33 United States Pippen, Scottie 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Central Arkansas
PF 52 United States Randall, Mark 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Kansas
PF 42 United States Williams, Scott 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) North Carolina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Chicago Bulls 67 15 .817 36–5 31–10 22–6
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 57 25 .695 10 35–6 22–19 21-7
x-Detroit Pistons 48 34 .585 19 25–16 23–18 15–13
x-Indiana Pacers 40 42 .488 27 26–15 14–27 13–15
Atlanta Hawks 38 44 .463 29 23–18 15–26 7-21
Charlotte Hornets 31 51 .378 36 22–19 9–32 10-18
Milwaukee Bucks 31 51 .378 36 25–16 6–35 10-18
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 67 15 .817
2 y-Boston Celtics 51 31 .622 16
3 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 57 25 .695 10
4 x-New York Knicks 51 31 .622 16
5 x-Detroit Pistons 48 34 .585 19
6 x-New Jersey Nets 40 42 .488 27
7 x-Indiana Pacers 40 42 .488 27
8 x-Miami Heat 38 44 .463 29
9 Atlanta Hawks 38 44 .463 29
10 Philadelphia 76ers 35 47 .427 32
11t Milwaukee Bucks 31 51 .378 36
11t Charlotte Hornets 31 51 .378 36
13 Washington Bullets 25 57 .305 42
14 Orlando Magic 21 61 .256 46
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(1) Chicago Bulls vs. (8) Miami Heat: Bulls win series 3-0

Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) Chicago Bulls vs. (4) New York Knicks: Bulls win series 4-3

Last Playoff Meeting: 1991 Eastern Conference First Round (Chicago won 3-0)

East Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Chicago Bulls vs. (3) Cleveland Cavaliers: Bulls win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Chicago Stadium, Chicago (May 19): Chicago 103, Cleveland 89
  • Game 2 @ Chicago Stadium, Chicago (May 21): Cleveland 107, Chicago 81
  • Game 3 @ The Coliseum, Richfield (May 23): Chicago 105, Cleveland 96
  • Game 4 @ The Coliseum, Richfield (May 25): Cleveland 99, Chicago 85
  • Game 5 @ Chicago Stadium, Chicago (May 27): Chicago 112, Cleveland 89
  • Game 6 @ The Coliseum, Richfield (May 29): Chicago 99, Cleveland 94

Last Playoff Meeting: 1989 Eastern Conference First Round (Chicago won 3-2)

NBA Finals[edit]

(E1) Chicago Bulls vs. (W1) Portland Trail Blazers: Bulls win series 4-2

Last Playoff Meeting: 1977 Western Conference First Round (Portland won 2-1)

Player stats[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

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
B. J. Armstrong 82 3 22.9 .481 .402 .806 1.8 3.2 .56 .06 9.9
Bill Cartwright 64 64 23.0 .467 .000 .604 5.1 1.4 .34 .22 8.0
Horace Grant 81 81 35.3 .578 .000 .741 10.0 2.7 1.23 1.62 14.2
Bob Hansen 66 0 11.7 .444 .280 .364 1.1 1.0 .39 .05 2.5
Craig Hodges 56 2 9.9 .384 .375 .941 .4 1.0 .25 .02 4.2
Dennis Hopson 2 0 5.0 .500 .000 .000 .0 .0 .50 .00 1.0
Michael Jordan 80 80 38.8 .519 .270 .832 6.4 6.1 2.28 .94 30.1
Stacey King 79 12 16.1 .506 .400 .753 2.6 1.0 .27 .32 7.0
Cliff Levingston 79 0 12.9 .498 .167 .625 2.9 .8 .34 .57 3.9
Chuck Nevitt 4 0 2.2 .333 .000 .000 .2 .2 .00 .00 .5
John Paxson 79 79 24.6 .528 .273 .784 1.2 3.1 .62 .11 7.0
Will Perdue 77 7 13.1 .547 .500 .495 4.1 1.0 .21 .56 4.5
Scottie Pippen 82 82 38.6 .506 .200 .760 7.7 7.0 1.89 1.13 21.0
Mark Randall 15 0 4.5 .455 .000 .750 .6 .5 .00 .00 1.7
Rory Sparrow 4 0 4.5 .125 .500 .000 .2 1.0 .00 .00 .8
Scott Williams 63 0 11.0 .483 .000 .649 3.9 .8 .21 .57 3.4

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
B. J. Armstrong 22 19.7 .453 .294 .789 1.1 2.1 .64 .00 7.3
Bill Cartwright 22 27.8 .474 .000 .419 4.5 1.7 .50 .18 5.6
Horace Grant 22 38.9 .541 .000 .671 8.8 3.0 1.09 1.77 11.3
Bob Hansen 9 7.7 .409 .500 .333 1.0 1.1 .11 .00 2.4
Craig Hodges 17 8.1 .390 .450 .500 .2 .3 .29 .00 2.5
Michael Jordan 22 41.8 .499 .386 .857 6.2 5.8 2.00 .73 34.5
Stacey King 14 7.9 .450 1.000 .652 1.4 .4 .36 .14 3.8
Cliff Levingston 22 8.7 .439 .000 .500 1.9 .4 .18 .27 2.9
John Paxson 22 27.2 .525 .444 .842 1.0 2.8 .64 .05 7.9
Will Perdue 18 8.7 .486 .000 .450 2.2 .5 .17 .56 2.5
Scottie Pippen 22 40.9 .468 .250 .761 8.8 6.7 1.86 1.14 19.5
Scott Williams 22 14.6 .486 .000 .714 4.3 .3 .27 .82 4.0

Impact of the Stanley Cup Finals[edit]

The Chicago Blackhawks were in the Stanley Cup Finals at the same time the Bulls won the NBA championship, but got swept by the defending champions, Pittsburgh Penguins (It would not be until 2010 when the Blackhawks won their first Stanley Cup since 1961, when they beat the Philadelphia Flyers, in-state rivals of the Penguins, winning in Philadelphia). This was the only year that both the Bulls and the Blackhawks reached their respective league's finals. However, the coach of the Blackhawks, Mike Keenan, would see a concurrent finals series in basketball and hockey taking place in the same city again when he coached the New York Rangers to their first Stanley Cup in 54 years two years later.

Awards and records[edit]

NBA All-Star Game[edit]

  • Michael Jordan, Guard
  • Scottie Pippen, Forward

Transactions[edit]

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