1980–81 Chicago Bulls season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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
< 1979–80 1981–82 >

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]

1980–81 Chicago Bulls roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
C 26 Dietrick, Coby 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1948–07–23 San José State
C 53 Gilmore, Artis 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1949–09–21 Jacksonville
F 34 Greenwood, Dave 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 222 lb (101 kg) 1957–05–27 UCLA
F 13 Jones, Dwight 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1952–02–27 Houston
F 35 Kenon, Larry 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1952–12–13 Memphis
G 12 Lester, Ronnie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1959–01–01 Iowa
G 23 Mack, Ollie 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1957–06–06 East Carolina
F 7 May, Scott 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1954–03–19 Indiana
G 40 Sobers, Ricky 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1953–01–15 UNLV
G 24 Theus, Reggie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1957–10–13 UNLV
G 33 Wilkerson, Bob 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1954–08–15 Indiana
F 32 Wilkes, James 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1958–04–01 UCLA
G 31 Worthen, Sam 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1958–01–17 Marquette
Head coach

Jerry Sloan




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

Roster
Last transaction: 2015–06–20

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Milwaukee Bucks 60 22 .732 34–7 26–15 23–7
x-Chicago Bulls 45 37 .549 15.0 26–15 19–22 20–9
x-Indiana Pacers 44 38 .537 16.0 27–14 17–24 17–12
Atlanta Hawks 31 51 .378 29.0 20–21 11–30 9–21
Cleveland Cavaliers 28 54 .341 32.0 20–21 8–33 9–21
Detroit Pistons 21 61 .256 39.0 14–27 7–34 9–21
# 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]