2000–01 Chicago Bulls season

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2000–01 Chicago Bulls season
Head coach Tim Floyd
Owner(s) Jerry Reinsdorf
Arena United Center
Results
Record 15–67 (.183)
Place Division: 8th (Central)
Conference: 15th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Net Chicago, WGN, WCIU
Radio WMVP
< 1999–00 2001–02 >

The 2000–01 Chicago Bulls season was the 35th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Bulls finished 15-67 (.183), the worst record in franchise history and the league's worst for the season.[1]

Offseason[edit]

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 2000 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 4 Marcus Fizer F  United States Iowa State
1 7 Chris Mihm F/C  United States Texas
1 24 Dalibor Bagarić F  Croatia Benston Zagreb (Croatia)
2 32 A.J. Guyton G  United States Indiana
2 33 Jake Voskuhl C  United States Connecticut
2 34 Khalid El-Amin G  United States Connecticut

Roster[edit]

2000-01 Chicago Bulls roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
SF 15 United States Artest, Ron 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 244 lb (111 kg) St. John's
C 44 Croatia Bagaric, Dalibor 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Croatia
SG 25 United States Benjamin, Corey 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Oregon State
PF 42 United States Brand, Elton 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Duke
PG 1 United States Crawford, Jamal 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Michigan
PG 24 United States Drew, Bryce 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Valparaiso
PG 2 United States El-Amin, Khalid 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Connecticut
PF 21 United States Fizer, Marcus 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 262 lb (119 kg) Iowa State
PF 30 United States Goodrich, Steve 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Princeton
PG 11 United States Guyton, A.J. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Indiana
SG 20 United States Hoiberg, Fred 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Iowa State
SG 5 United States Mercer, Ron 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Kentucky
C 40 United States Miller, Brad 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 244 lb (111 kg) Purdue
PF 51 United States Ruffin, Michael 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 246 lb (112 kg) Tulsa
C 12 Serbia Tarlac, Dragan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Serbia
C 43 United States Voskuhl, Jake 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Connecticut
Head coach




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

Regular season[edit]

The Bulls’ intentions going into the 2000-01 NBA season was to recruit a pair of the summer’s elite free agents—a group that included Tim Duncan, Grant Hill, Tracy McGrady and Eddie Jones—to be the core players in the re-building process. However, Duncan re-signed with San Antonio, Hill accommodated his wife’s desires to go to Orlando and McGrady and Jones both opted to play near their home towns.

“It wasn't so much a rejection of Chicago,” Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf stated, “as it was other considerations that compelled these individuals to make the decisions that they made to play for the teams they chose to play with.”

Thus, the Bulls changed gears and focused on rebuilding through the draft and with youth. In the 2000 NBA Draft, the Bulls took some steps in that direction, selecting Marcus Fizer (4th overall) and acquiring Jamal Crawford (selected 8th overall by Cleveland and immediately traded to the Bulls). Other notable off-season acquisitions included the signing of free agents Ron Mercer (Aug. 2) and Brad Miller (Sept. 7).

Opening the season with the youngest roster in NBA history—an average of 22.9 years of age and seven rookies—isn’t typically a recipe for success in the league. The Bulls finished the season with the league's worst record at 15-67 in Head Coach Tim Floyd’s second full season. The team broke the franchise record for longest losing streak at the United Center with an eight-game stretch from Nov. 11 to Dec. 19 (previous record was six games) and set a new record for consecutive losses with 16 from Jan. 8 through Feb. 6 (previous record was 13 games in 1976). In addition, Chicago endured the longest road losing streak in franchise history, dropping 25 straight on the road from Dec. 21 through Apr. 10.

The Bulls’ home sellout streak ended at 610 games on Nov. 3 vs. New Jersey, marking the third longest sellout streak in NBA history. Prior to that, the last time the Bulls failed to sell out a home game was Nov. 17, 1987, vs. Washington. Other news items from the season included second-year forward Elton Brand (sophomore team) and rookie guard Khalid El-Amin (rookie team) both participating in the Schick Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend and Marcus Fizer being named to the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team.

Standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Milwaukee Bucks 52 30 .634 31–10 21–20 19–9
x-Toronto Raptors 47 35 .573 5 27–14 20–21 18–10
x-Charlotte Hornets 46 36 .561 6 28–13 18–23 20–8
x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 11 26–15 15–26 15–13
Detroit Pistons 32 50 .390 20 18–23 14–27 16–12
Cleveland Cavaliers 30 52 .366 22 20–21 10–31 11–17
Atlanta Hawks 25 57 .305 27 18–23 7–34 9–19
Chicago Bulls 15 67 .183 37 12–29 7–34 10–20


Player statistics[edit]

Season[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Worst NBA Teams Ever". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-05-13. 

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