2009–10 Chicago Bulls season
|2009–10 Chicago Bulls season|
|Head coach||Vinny Del Negro|
|General manager||Gar Forman|
|Place||Division: 3rd (Central)
Conference: 8th (Eastern)
|Playoff finish||Eliminated 1st Round to Cleveland Cavaliers; 4-1|
|Television||CSN Chicago, WGN America, WGN, WCIU|
- 1 Key dates
- 2 Offseason
- 3 Regular season summary
- 4 Roster
- 5 Pre-season
- 6 Regular season
- 7 Playoffs
- 8 Player statistics
- 9 Awards, records and milestones
- 10 Injuries and surgeries
- 11 Transactions
- 12 See also
- 13 References
- 14 External links
On May 20, the Bulls promoted Gar Forman to General Manager. Former GM John Paxson accepted a new role as executive vice president of basketball operations. Forman's top priority for the offseason was to re-sign Ben Gordon. Ben Gordon signed with the Detroit Pistons on July 1, 2009.
|1||16||James Johnson||F||United States||Wake Forest|
|1||26||Taj Gibson||F||United States||USC|
On July 13, 2009, the Bulls signed guard Jannero Pargo to a one-year deal, helping to fill the void Ben Gordon made in leaving the team. On July 14, the Bulls re-signed guard Lindsey Hunter with a one-year contract.
Regular season summary
On January 25, 2010, the Bulls traded center Aaron Gray for guard Devin Brown of the New Orleans Hornets. On February 18, 2010, the Bulls traded guard John Salmons for forwards Hakim Warrick and Joe Alexander of the Milwaukee Bucks. Meanwhile, the Bulls traded forward Tyrus Thomas for guards Ronald Murray and Acie Law of the Charlotte Bobcats.
Chicago Bulls roster
|2009 pre-season game log|
October: 5–2 (Home: 2–1; Road: 3–1)
|2009–10 pre-season schedule|
|11||New York Knicks||29||53||.354||32|
|15||New Jersey Nets||12||70||.146||49|
The Bulls managed to clinch the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference over the Toronto Raptors near the final day of the regular season. This marked the fifth time in six years Chicago has made the playoffs. With the lowest seed they faced the number one ranked Cleveland Cavaliers. Poised to win a championship LeBron James and the Cavs defeated the Bulls 4 games to 1 with the over-matched Bulls making a valiant effort in game 5, losing 96-94.
|2010 playoff game log Total: 1–4 (Home: 1–1; Road: 0–3)|
First Round: 1–4 (Home: 1–1; Road: 0–3)
|2010 playoff schedule|
|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|
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Awards, records and milestones
- Joakim Noah was named the Bulls CDW/HP Solutions Player of the Month for November.
- Derrick Rose was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of December 28.
- Derrick Rose was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for April. During this month, he averaged 25.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 7 assists.
- Derrick Rose selected to Eastern Conference All-Star Team as a reserve.
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First team to win five consecutive games over opponents over .500 on the road
Injuries and surgeries
- On September 29, Aaron Gray suffered a stress fracture of his left fibula. This was determined after he developed a lower leg pain the week of September 26 and he was projected to miss six-eight weeks. On November 16, Gray, still out because of the stress fracture, was admitted to the hospital because of fluid build-up in his right knee. Gray returned to the line-up to make his season début November 26 against the Utah Jazz.
- On November 6, Tyrus Thomas fractured his left radius during a weight training session. He underwent surgery on November 7 and is projected to miss four to six weeks of the season.
- On November 25, Kirk Hinrich sprained his left thumb during practice. Though initially feared to be a similar injury the previous season where he tore the ligaments of his right thumb, an MRI and subsequent examinations confirmed it to only be a sprain and he will only miss one to two weeks.
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Via Free Agency
Via Free Agency
- "Bulls name Forman GM". 2009-05-20. Archived from the original on 22 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- "Forman wants to re-sign Gordon". ESPNChicago.com. 2009-05-22. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- "Bulls add G Pargo with 1-year deal". ESPNChicago.com. 2009-07-13. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
- Stein, Marc (2009-07-14). "Chicago Bulls re-sign veteran guard Lindsey Hunter". ESPNChicago.com. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
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- "Noah named CDW/HP Solutions Player of the Month". Bulls.com. December 2, 2009. Archived from the original on 10 December 2009. Retrieved December 3, 2009.
- "Bulls' Rose, OKC's Durant named Players of Month for April". NBA.com. April 16, 2010. Archived from the original on 22 April 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
- "Evans, Jennings, Curry unanimous All-Rookie team picks". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 30, 2010. Archived from the original on 3 May 2010. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
- K.C. Johnson (September 29, 2009). "Stress fracture sidelines Bulls' Gray". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 21, 2009.
- Bulls.com (November 16, 2009). "Athletico Injury Report". Bulls.com. Archived from the original on November 21, 2009.
- John Jackson (November 18, 2009). "Bulls notes". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 20 November 2009. Retrieved November 21, 2009.
- John Jackson (November 28, 2009). "Blown-away Bulls lineup limps back home". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 1 December 2009. Retrieved December 1, 2009.
- "Tyrus Thomas out 4-6 weeks with broken arm". Bulls.com. November 6, 2009. Archived from the original on 9 November 2009. Retrieved November 20, 2009.
- Nick Friedell (November 29, 2009). "Bulls' Hinrich doubtful against Bucks". ESPNChicago.com. Retrieved December 1, 2009.
- "Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich expected to miss 1-2 weeks". Bulls.com. November 30, 2009. Archived from the original on 1 December 2009. Retrieved December 1, 2009.