1994–95 Chicago Bulls season

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1994–95 Chicago Bulls season
Michael Jordan returns
Head coach Phil Jackson
Owner(s) Jerry Reinsdorf
Arena United Center
Results
Record 47–35 (.573)
Place Division: 3rd (Central)
Conference: 5th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Semifinals
(eliminated 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television SportsChannel Chicago, WGN
Radio WMAQ
< 1993–94 1995–96 >

The 1994-95 Chicago Bulls were able to finish third overall in the Central Division and fifth overall in the Eastern Conference. Chicago received a major boost upon the return of Michael Jordan, who came out of retirement to rejoin the team. The Bulls would eventually lose in the second round of the 1995 NBA Playoffs to the Orlando Magic.

Offseason[edit]

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 1994 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 21 Dickey Simpkins PF  United States Providence
2 49 Kris Bruton F  United States Benedict

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Indiana Pacers 52 30 .634 33–8 19–22 18–10
x-Charlotte Hornets 50 32 .610 2 29–12 21–20 17–11
x-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 5 28–13 19–22 16–12
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 43 39 .524 9 26–15 17–24 17–11
x-Atlanta Hawks 42 40 .512 10 24–17 18–23 9–19
Milwaukee Bucks 34 48 .415 18 22–19 12–29 13–15
Detroit Pistons 28 54 .341 24 13–28 8–33 7–21

Roster[edit]

1994-95 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
PF 44 United States Blount, Corie 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Cincinnati
SG 30 United States Buechler, Jud 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Arizona
SG 3 United States English, Jo Jo 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) South Carolina
C 35 United States Foster, Greg 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Texas-El Paso
SG 9 United States Harper, Ron 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Miami (OH)
SG 45 United States Jordan, Michael 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) North Carolina
PG 25 United States Kerr, Steve 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Arizona
PF 42 United States Krystkowiak, Larry 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Montana
SF 7 Croatia Kukoč, Toni 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Croatia
C 13 Australia Longley, Luc 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 265 lb (120 kg) New Mexico
SG 20 United States Myers, Pete 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Arkansas-Little Rock
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 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Central Arkansas
PF 8 United States Simpkins, Dickey 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Providence
C 34 Canada Wennington, Bill 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) St. John's
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



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

Player stats[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; REB= Rebounds; AST= Assists; STL = Steals; BLK = Blocks; PTS = Points; AVG = Average

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS AVG
B.J. Armstrong 82 186 244 84 8 1150 14.0
Corie Blount 68 240 60 26 33 238 3.5
Toni Kukoc 81 440 372 102 16 1271 15.7
Luc Longley 55 263 73 24 45 358 6.5
Will Perdue 78 522 90 26 56 621 8.0

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(4) Charlotte Hornets vs. (5) Chicago Bulls: Bulls win series 3-1

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) Orlando Magic vs. (5) Chicago Bulls: Magic win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Orlando Arena, Orlando (May 7): Orlando 94, Chicago 91
  • Game 2 @ Orlando Arena, Orlando (May 10): Chicago 104, Orlando 94
  • Game 3 @ United Center, Chicago (May 12): Orlando 110, Chicago 101
  • Game 4 @ United Center, Chicago (May 14): Chicago 106, Orlando 95
  • Game 5 @ Orlando Arena, Orlando (May 16): Orlando 103, Chicago 95
  • Game 6 @ United Center, Chicago (May 18): Orlando 108, Chicago 102

Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

Awards and records[edit]

NBA All-Star Game[edit]

  • Scottie Pippen

References[edit]