2010–11 Chicago Bulls season

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2010–11 Chicago Bulls season
Head coach Tom Thibodeau
Owner(s) Jerry Reinsdorf
Arena United Center
Results
Record 62–20 (.756)
Place Division: 1st (Central)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish Lost in Conference Finals to Miami (1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television CSN Chicago, WGN America, WGN, WCIU
Radio WMVP
< 2009–10 2011–12 >

The 2010–11 Chicago Bulls season was the 45th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The Bulls won their 8th division title this season and finished with the best record in the Eastern Conference and the whole NBA but fell short to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. It is the first time since 1975 that the Bulls failed to follow up a division title with an NBA title (that year, the Bulls were in the Midwest Division).

Key dates[edit]

Summary[edit]

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 2010 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 17 Kevin Séraphin F/C  France Cholet Basket (France)

Free agency[edit]

Roster[edit]

Chicago Bulls roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
C 3 Turkey Aşık, Ömer 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) July 4, 1986 Turkey
SG 6 United States Bogans, Keith 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) May 12, 1980 Kentucky
PF 5 United States Boozer, Carlos 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 266 lb (121 kg) November 20, 1981 Duke
SG 11 United States Brewer, Ronnie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 227 lb (103 kg) March 20, 1985 Arkansas
SF 45 United States Butler, Rasual 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) May 23, 1979 La Salle
SF 9 United Kingdom Deng, Luol (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) April 16, 1985 Duke
PF 22 United States Gibson, Taj 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) June 24, 1985 Southern California
SF 26 United States Korver, Kyle 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 212 lb (96 kg) March 17, 1981 Creighton
PG 15 United States Lucas III, John (IN) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) November 21, 1982 Oklahoma State
C 13 France Noah, Joakim 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 232 lb (105 kg) February 25, 1985 Florida
PG 12 United States Pargo, Jannero (IN) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) October 22, 1979 Arkansas
PG 1 United States Rose, Derrick (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) October 4, 1988 Memphis
PF 24 United States Scalabrine, Brian (IN) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) March 18, 1978 Southern California
C 40 United States Thomas, Kurt 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) October 4, 1972 Texas Christian
PG 32 United States Watson, C. J. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) April 17, 1984 Tennessee
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
Strength and conditioning coach(es)

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

Pre-season[edit]

Game log[edit]

2010 pre-season game log
2010–11 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
z-Chicago Bulls 62 20 .756 36–5 26–15 15–1
x-Indiana Pacers 37 45 .451 25 24–17 13–28 9–7
Milwaukee Bucks 35 47 .427 27 22–19 13–28 6–10
Detroit Pistons 30 52 .366 32 21–20 9–32 7–9
Cleveland Cavaliers 19 63 .232 43 12–29 7–34 3–13
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 62 20 .756
2 y-Miami Heat 58 24 .707 4
3 y-Boston Celtics 56 26 .683 6
4 x-Orlando Magic 52 30 .634 10
5 x-Atlanta Hawks 44 38 .537 18
6 x-New York Knicks 42 40 .512 20
7 x-Philadelphia 76ers 41 41 .500 21
8 x-Indiana Pacers 37 45 .451 25
9 Milwaukee Bucks 35 47 .427 27
10 Charlotte Bobcats 34 48 .415 28
11 Detroit Pistons 30 52 .366 32
12 New Jersey Nets 24 58 .293 38
13 Washington Wizards 23 59 .280 39
14 Toronto Raptors 22 60 .268 40
15 Cleveland Cavaliers 19 63 .232 43

Game log[edit]

2010–11 game log
Total: 62–20 (Home: 36–5; Road: 26–15)
2010–11 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2011 playoff game log
2011 playoff schedule

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]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Ömer Aşık 82 0 12.1 .553 .0 .500 3.7 0.4 .24 .68 2.8
Keith Bogans 82 82 17.8 .404 .380 .660 1.8 1.2 .46 .11 4.4
Carlos Boozer 59 59 31.9 .510 .0 .700 9.6 2.5 .76 .31 17.5
Ronnie Brewer 81 1 22.2 .480 .222 .650 3.2 1.7 1.31 .27 6.2
Rasual Butler 6 0 4.3 .545 .571 .0 .2 .0 .0 .20 2.7
Luol Deng 82 82 39.1 .460 .345 .750 5.8 2.8 .95 .5.9 17.4
Taj Gibson 80 19 21.8 .466 .125 .680 5.7 0.7 .49 1.33 7.1
Kyle Korver 82 0 20.1 .435 .415 .89 1.8 1.5 .43 .24 8.3
Joakim Noah 48 48 32.8 .525 .0 .740 10.4 2.2 1.00 1.50 11.7
Derrick Rose 81 81 37.4 .445 .332 .860 4.1 7.7 1.05 .63 25.0
Brian Scalabrine 18 0 4.9 .526 .0 .0 0.4 0.3 .17 .22 1.1
Kurt Thomas 52 37 22.7 .511 1.00 .630 5.8 1.2 .62 .81 4.1
C. J. Watson 82 1 13.3 .371 .393 .740 1.1 2.3 .67 .13 4.9

Playoffs[edit]

  • The Bulls regular season record of 62–20 was the best in the NBA and assured the Bulls of home court advantage throughout the playoffs.[1]
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Ömer Aşık 15 0 9.9 .462 .0 .300 2.1 .1 .13 .53 1.0
Keith Bogans 16 16 19.2 .406 .424 .250 1.3 .8 .63 .19 5.1
Carlos Boozer 16 16 31.7 .433 .0 .800 9.7 1.8 .56 .44 12.6
Ronnie Brewer 16 0 16.3 .480 .429 .765 2.1 .9 .75 .38 4.0
Rasual Butler 3 0 2.3 1.000 1.000 .0 .3 .0 .0 .0 1.0
Luol Deng 16 16 42.9 .426 .324 .839 6.6 2.7 1.50 .63 16.9
Taj Gibson 16 0 17.8 .566 .000 .600 4.1 0.6 .31 1.38 5.9
Kyle Korver 16 0 17.3 .388 .423 1.000 1.2 1.1 .50 .19 6.6
Joakim Noah 16 16 33.1 .411 .0 .725 10.2 2.5 1.0 2.06 8.7
Derrick Rose 16 16 40.6 .396 .248 .828 4.3 7.7 1.38 .69 27.1
Kurt Thomas 7 0 10.6 .556 .000 .000 2.7 .4 .14 .43 2.9
C. J. Watson 16 0 8.5 .339 .200 .909 .9 1.9 .50 .0 3.2

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Week/Month[edit]

  • On November 15, Derrick Rose was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week (November 8–14).[2]
  • Coach Tom Thibodeau was named Coach of the Month for January.[3]
  • Coach Tom Thibodeau was named Coach of the Month for March.[4]
  • Derrick Rose was named Player of the Month for March.[5]

All-Star[edit]

Season[edit]

Records[edit]

  • On March 12 the Bulls set a franchise record 18 converted 3-point shots in a game against the Utah Jazz. The previous record was 15 set in '94.
  • Derrick Rose, at age 21, became the youngest MVP winner by winning this year's MVP title.

Milestones[edit]

Kurt Thomas played in his 1000th game in a contest vs the Charlotte Bobcats on Feb 15, 2011 at the United Center.

Derrick Rose scored a career high 44 pts vs the Atlanta Hawks on May 6, 2011.

Derrick Rose also had his first career triple-double at the Memphis Grizzlies on Jan 17, 2011.

The 62 wins by the Bulls is the most since the 97–98 season.

After defeating the New York Knicks on April 12, 2011, the Bulls became the only team of the 2010–2011 season to defeat all 29 other teams at least once.

Injuries and surgeries[edit]

  • Carlos Boozer underwent surgery on October 5 to repair a fractured right hand. He claimed to have tripped over a bag at his home. After missing the first 15 games of the season, Boozer made his return on December 1 in a loss against the Orlando Magic.[7]
  • Joakim Noah underwent surgery on December 16 to repair a torn ligament in his right hand. He suffered the injury in a game against the Sacramento Kings on November 27.[8] He returned to action in the 55th game of the season on February 23 after recuperating from right thumb surgery. He scored 7 points and had 16 rebounds in just over 24 minutes.[9]
  • Joakim Noah returned to the inactive list for games 74, 75 and 76.

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

July 8, 2010
To Chicago Bulls
To Washington Wizards
July 8, 2010
To Chicago Bulls
To Utah Jazz
  • Player exception
July 9, 2010
To Chicago Bulls
  • 2011 second-round pick
To Phoenix Suns
July 22, 2010
To Chicago Bulls
To Golden State Warriors
  • 2011 second-round pick
February 22, 2011
To Chicago Bulls
To Toronto Raptors

Free agents[edit]