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In the summer of 1984, the team's fortunes changed when it received the third pick of the NBA draft, after Houston and Portland. The Rockets selected Hakeem Olajuwon, the Blazers selected Sam Bowie, and the Bulls picked shooting guard Michael Jordan out of the University of North Carolina. The team, with new management in owner Jerry Reinsdorf and Jerry Krause in the front office, decided to rebuild around Jordan. Jordan set franchise records during his rookie campaign for scoring (3rd in the league) and steals (4th in the league), and led the Bulls back to the playoffs, for which he was rewarded with a berth on the All-NBA second team and NBA Rookie of the Year Award.

1984–85 Chicago Bulls season
Head coachKevin Loughery
General managerRod Thorn
Owner(s)Jerry Reinsdorf
ArenaChicago Stadium
Results
Record38–44 (.463)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Central)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Bucks 1–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWGN-TV
(Milo Hamilton, Johnny “Red” Kerr)
Sportsvision
(Bill Hazen, John Mengelt)
RadioWIND
(Jim Durham, Dave Baum)
< 1983–84 1985–86 >

Contents

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 3 Michael Jordan SG/SF   United States North Carolina
2 37 Ben Coleman PF   United States Maryland
2 43 Greg Wiltjer C   Canada
3 49 Tim Dillon   United States Northern Illinois
4 72 Melvin Johnson   United States North Carolina-Charlotte
4 77 Mark Halsel   United States Northeastern
5 95 Lamont Robinson   United States Lamar
6 118 Tim Tipton   United States Morehead State
7 141 Butch Hays   United States California
8 164 Brett Crawford   United States Alliant International
9 186 Calvin Pierce   United States Oklahoma
10 208 Carl Lewis   United States Houston

RosterEdit

Chicago Bulls roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 40   Corzine, Dave 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) DePaul
G 44   Dailey, Quintin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) San Francisco
F/C 21   Green, Sidney 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) UNLV
F/C 10   Greenwood, Dave 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 222 lb (101 kg) UCLA
F/C 22   Higgins, Rod 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fresno State
F/C 32   Johnson, Steve 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Oregon State
F/C 27   Jones, Caldwell 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 217 lb (98 kg) Albany State
F/C 13   Jones, Charles 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Albany State
G/F 23   Jordan, Michael 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) North Carolina
G 1   Matthews, Wes 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Wisconsin
C 33   Oldham, Jawann 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Seattle
G 3   Whatley, Ennis 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Alabama
F 0   Woolridge, Orlando 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Notre Dame
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Player statsEdit

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

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Dave Corzine 82 50 25.1 .486 .000 .745 5.1 1.7 .39 .78 8.5
Quintin Dailey 79 0 26.6 .473 .233 .817 2.6 2.4 .90 .06 16.0
Chris Engler 3 0 1.0 .500 .000 .000 .7 .0 .00 .00 .7
Sidney Green 48 1 15.4 .432 .000 .806 5.1 .6 .23 .29 6.1
Dave Greenwood 61 28 25.0 .458 .000 .713 6.4 1.3 .56 .30 6.1
Rod Higgins 68 5 13.9 .441 .270 .667 2.2 1.1 .31 .19 4.5
Steve Johnson 74 54 22.4 .545 .000 .718 5.9 .9 .50 .84 10.0
Caldwell Jones 42 32 21.1 .461 .000 .766 5.0 .8 .29 .74 3.4
Charles Jones 3 0 9.7 .500 .000 .667 2.0 .3 .00 1.67 2.7
Michael Jordan 82 82 38.3 .515 .173 .845 6.5 5.9 2.39 .84 28.2
Wes Matthews 78 38 19.5 .495 .125 .694 .9 4.5 .94 .15 5.7
Jawann Oldham 63 0 15.8 .464 .000 .680 3.7 .5 .17 2.02 3.4
Ennis Whatley 70 44 19.8 .447 .111 .791 1.4 5.4 .94 .14 5.0
Orlando Woolridge 77 76 36.6 .554 .000 .785 5.6 1.8 .75 .49 22.9

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Dave Corzine 4 19.2 .667 .000 .833 5.5 .8 .50 .25 8.2
Quintin Dailey 4 32.2 .419 .143 .727 3.2 2.8 1.00 .00 15.2
Sidney Green 3 18.0 .500 .000 .636 5.0 .7 .00 .33 10.3
Dave Greenwood 4 34.8 .536 .000 .800 7.8 1.2 1.50 1.00 9.5
Rod Higgins 1 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .00 .00 .0
Steve Johnson 3 7.3 .286 .000 1.000 1.7 .7 .00 .00 2.0
Caldwell Jones 2 9.0 .833 .000 .000 2.5 .0 .00 .50 5.0
Michael Jordan 4 42.8 .436 .125 .828 5.8 8.5 2.75 1.00 29.2
Wes Matthews 4 22.8 .344 .000 .778 1.5 3.0 .75 .00 7.2
Jawann Oldham 4 22.8 .467 .000 .000 5.5 .8 1.50 1.75 3.5
Orlando Woolridge 4 41.8 .500 .000 .778 3.2 2.0 1.50 .25 20.5

Regular seasonEdit

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1984-85 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND KCK LAC LAL MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 1–4 3–3 3–3 0–2 0–2 1–5 2–0 0–2 6–0 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–4 3–3 3–3 0–5 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–3
Boston 4–1 4–2 6–0 2–0 1–1 4–2 2–0 2–0 5–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–4 5–1 6–0 3–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 5–1
Chicago 3–3 2–4 2–4 2–0 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–2 2–4 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–3 2–4 4–2 0–5 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–2
Cleveland 3–3 0–6 4–2 1–1 0–2 1–4 1–1 0–2 4–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–5 2–3 3–3 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–3
Dallas 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–4 0–2 4–1 2–4 2–0 5–1 3–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 4–1 4–2 5–0 1–5 1–1
Denver 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–2 0–2 5–0 2–4 2–0 4–2 2–3 2–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 4–1 3–3 3–2 4–2 2–0
Detroit 5–1 2–4 3–3 4–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 6–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–5 3–2 1–5 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–3
Golden State 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 0–5 0–2 2–3 0–2 2–3 2–4 1–5 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–4 2–4 1–4 3–3 1–4 1–1
Houston 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–2 4–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 5–1 2–3 1–4 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–2 4–2 3–2 3–3 0–2
Indiana 0–6 1–5 4–2 2–4 0–2 0–2 0–6 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–5 2–3 2–4 1–5 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–4
Kansas City 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 2–4 1–1 3–2 1–5 1–1 3–2 0–5 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 2–4 3–2 2–4 1–1
L.A. Clippers 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–3 3–2 1–1 4–2 3–2 2–0 2–3 0–6 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 4–2 1–5 2–3 2–4 3–2 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–1 3–2 1–1 5–1 4–1 1–1 5–0 6–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 5–1 5–1 3–2 3–3 4–1 1–1
Milwaukee 4–2 4–1 3–3 5–1 1–1 1–1 3–3 2–0 2–0 5–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–3 5–0 3–3 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–2
New Jersey 3–3 1–5 4–2 3–2 1–1 0–2 5–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 3–3 6–0 2–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 4–2
New York 3–3 0–6 2–4 3–3 0–2 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–2 4–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–5 0–6 2–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–6
Philadelphia 5–0 3–3 5–0 2–4 1–1 1–1 5–1 2–0 1–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 4–2 4–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 4–2
Phoenix 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–4 0–2 4–2 1–4 2–0 3–2 2–4 1–5 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–3 1–4 5–1 3–2 1–1
Portland 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–4 1–4 1–1 4–2 2–3 2–0 2–3 5–1 1–5 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–3 3–2 4–2 3–2 1–1
San Antonio 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 3–3 1–1 4–1 2–4 1–1 4–2 3–2 2–3 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–3 4–1 1–5 0–2
Seattle 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–5 2–3 1–1 3–3 2–3 2–0 2–3 4–2 3–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 2–4 1–4 3–2 2–0
Utah 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 5–1 2–4 2–0 4–1 3–3 0–2 4–2 2–3 1–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–3 2–3 5–1 2–3 1–1
Washington 3–3 1–5 2–3 3–3 1–1 0–2 3–3 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–4 2–4 6–0 2–4 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1

PlayoffsEdit

East First RoundEdit

(2) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (7) Chicago Bulls: Bucks win series 3-1

  • Game 1 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee (April 19): Milwaukee 109, Chicago 101
  • Game 2 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee (April 21): Milwaukee 122, Chicago 115
  • Game 3 @ Chicago Stadium, Chicago (April 24): Chicago 109, Milwaukee 107 (Michael Jordan hits his first playoff game-winner with 22 seconds left)
  • Game 4 @ Chicago Stadium, Chicago (April 26): Milwaukee 105, Chicago 97

Last Playoff Meeting: 1974 Western Conference Finals (Milwaukee won 4-0)

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit