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1991–92 Chicago Bulls season

The 1991–92 NBA season was the Bulls' 26th season in the National Basketball Association.[1] The Bulls entered the season as defending NBA champions, having defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1991 NBA Finals in five games, and winning their first NBA championship in franchise history. This Bulls team is regarded as one of the most talented and successful in the 90s Bulls dynasty. Early into the season, the Bulls traded Dennis Hopson to the Sacramento Kings after the first two games. Coming off their first ever championship, the Bulls had a very successful season winning 14 consecutive games after a 1–2 start to the season. They later on posted a 13-game winning streak in January, which led them to a 37–5 start. The Bulls finished in first place in the Central Division, along with having the best record in the league at 67–15. Michael Jordan captured his second straight MVP, and sixth straight scoring title. He was also selected for the 1992 NBA All-Star Game along with Scottie Pippen.

1991–92 Chicago Bulls season
NBA champions
Conference champions
Division champions
Head coachPhil Jackson
General managerJerry Krause
Owner(s)Jerry Reinsdorf
ArenaChicago Stadium
Results
Record67–15 (.817)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Central)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finishNBA Champions
(Defeated Trail Blazers 4–2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWGN-TV
(Wayne Larrivee, Johnny "Red" Kerr)
SportsChannel Chicago
(Tom Dore, Johnny "Red" Kerr)
RadioWMAQ
(Neil Funk, Tom Boerwinkle)
WTAQ
(John Morales, Christian Ramos)
< 1990–91 1992–93 >

In the first round of the playoffs, the Bulls swept the Miami Heat in three straight games. In the semifinals, they defeated the New York Knicks in a full seven game series. As they advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals, they would defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games, making their second trip to the Finals. In the 1992 NBA Finals, they would go on to beat the Portland Trail Blazers four games to two to win their second consecutive championship, and second of three straight.[2]

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 26 Mark Randall PF   United States Kansas

RosterEdit

Chicago Bulls roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PG 10   Armstrong, B.J. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Iowa
C 24   Cartwright, Bill 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 245 lb (111 kg) San Francisco
PF 54   Grant, Horace 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Clemson
SG 20   Hansen, Bobby 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Iowa
SG 14   Hodges, Craig 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Long Beach State
SG 23   Jordan, Michael 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) North Carolina
PF 21   King, Stacey 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Oklahoma
PF 53   Levingston, Cliff 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Wichita State
C 25   Nevitt, Chuck 7 ft 5 in (2.26 m) 217 lb (98 kg) North Carolina State
PG 5   Paxson, John 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Notre Dame
C 32   Perdue, Will 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Vanderbilt
SF 33   Pippen, Scottie 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Central Arkansas
PF 52   Randall, Mark 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Kansas
PF 42   Williams, Scott 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) North Carolina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Chicago Bulls 67 15 .817 36–5 31–10 22–6
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 57 25 .695 10 35–6 22–19 21-7
x-Detroit Pistons 48 34 .585 19 25–16 23–18 15–13
x-Indiana Pacers 40 42 .488 27 26–15 14–27 13–15
Atlanta Hawks 38 44 .463 29 23–18 15–26 7-21
Charlotte Hornets 31 51 .378 36 22–19 9–32 10-18
Milwaukee Bucks 31 51 .378 36 25–16 6–35 10-18
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 67 15 .817
2 y-Boston Celtics 51 31 .622 16
3 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 57 25 .695 10
4 x-New York Knicks 51 31 .622 16
5 x-Detroit Pistons 48 34 .585 19
6 x-New Jersey Nets 40 42 .488 27
7 x-Indiana Pacers 40 42 .488 27
8 x-Miami Heat 38 44 .463 29
9 Atlanta Hawks 38 44 .463 29
10 Philadelphia 76ers 35 47 .427 32
11t Milwaukee Bucks 31 51 .378 36
11t Charlotte Hornets 31 51 .378 36
13 Washington Bullets 25 57 .305 42
14 Orlando Magic 21 61 .256 46
z – clinched conference
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1991–92 NBA records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 2–2 0–5 0–5 2–0 2–0 1–4 1–1 2–0 1–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2
Boston 1–3 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 2–2 0–2 2–3 3–2 5–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1
Charlotte 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–4 1–1 0–2 3–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–3 1–1 1–3 0–4 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–2
Chicago 5–0 3–1 4–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 3–2 2–0 4–0 4–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0
Cleveland 5–0 1–3 3–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 5–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Dallas 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 0–2 0–4 4–2 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–5 0–4 1–4 0–2
Denver 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–3 0–2 0–4 2–3 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–4 1–3 1–5 1–1
Detroit 4–1 0–4 4–1 1–4 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Golden State 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–3 5–0 2–2 3–2 1–3 2–0
Houston 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–4 3–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–1 3–1 3–2 1–3 1–4 2–0
Indiana 4–1 2–2 2–3 1–3 0–5 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 4–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2
L.A. Clippers 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–3 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–3 2–3 2–2 2–3 1–3 0–2
L.A. Lakers 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–3 2–2 0–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–3 1–4 4–1 1–3 1–4 1–3 1–1
Miami 2–2 2–3 3–1 0–4 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 4–0 2–0 2–2 1–4 3–1 1–4 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–0
Milwaukee 1–3 2–2 3–2 2–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–4 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–4 1–3 3–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Minnesota 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–3 3–2 1–1 0–4 2–3 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–6 0–4 2–3 0–2
New Jersey 1–3 3–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–3 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–3
New York 2–2 2–3 4–0 0–4 0–4 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 4–1 3–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–0
Orlando 2–2 0–5 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–3 1–4 3–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–3
Philadelphia 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–4 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 4–1 1–3 2–0 2–3 1–3 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 5–0
Phoenix 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–3 3–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 3–2 2–2 2–0
Portland 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 3–2 1–3 2–0 3–2 4–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 5–0 2–2 4–1 2–2 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 0–5 1–3 1–1 3–2 1–4 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–4 0–5 1–3 1–4 1–3 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 5–0 4–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 0–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 6–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–4 0–2
Seattle 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–3 3–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–3 1–4 4–1 1–3 3–1 2–0
Utah 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 5–1 1–1 3–1 4–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 4–1 1–3 2–0
Washington 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–4 0–4 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–5 1–3 2–0 3–2 0–4 3–2 0–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–2

Game logEdit

Regular seasonEdit

1991–92 game log
Total: 67–15 (Home: 36–5; Road: 31–10)
1991–92 schedule

PlayoffsEdit

1992 playoff game log
Total: 15–7 (Home: 9–3; Road: 6–4)
1991–92 schedule

PlayoffsEdit

East First RoundEdit

(1) Chicago Bulls vs. (8) Miami Heat: Bulls win series 3–0

Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

East Conference SemifinalsEdit

(1) Chicago Bulls vs. (4) New York Knicks: Bulls win series 4–3

Last Playoff Meeting: 1991 Eastern Conference First Round (Chicago won 3–0)

East Conference FinalsEdit

(1) Chicago Bulls vs. (3) Cleveland Cavaliers: Bulls win series 4–2

  • Game 1 @ Chicago Stadium, Chicago (May 19): Chicago 103, Cleveland 89
  • Game 2 @ Chicago Stadium, Chicago (May 21): Cleveland 107, Chicago 81
  • Game 3 @ The Coliseum, Richfield (May 23): Chicago 105, Cleveland 96
  • Game 4 @ The Coliseum, Richfield (May 25): Cleveland 99, Chicago 85
  • Game 5 @ Chicago Stadium, Chicago (May 27): Chicago 112, Cleveland 89
  • Game 6 @ The Coliseum, Richfield (May 29): Chicago 99, Cleveland 94

Last Playoff Meeting: 1989 Eastern Conference First Round (Chicago won 3–2)

NBA FinalsEdit

(E1) Chicago Bulls vs. (W1) Portland Trail Blazers: Bulls win series 4–2

Last Playoff Meeting: 1977 Western Conference First Round (Portland won 2–1)

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
B. J. Armstrong 82 3 22.9 .481 .402 .806 1.8 3.2 .56 .06 9.9
Bill Cartwright 64 64 23.0 .467 .000 .604 5.1 1.4 .34 .22 8.0
Horace Grant 81 81 35.3 .578 .000 .741 10.0 2.7 1.23 1.62 14.2
Bob Hansen 66 0 11.7 .444 .280 .364 1.1 1.0 .39 .05 2.5
Craig Hodges 56 2 9.9 .384 .375 .941 .4 1.0 .25 .02 4.2
Dennis Hopson 2 0 5.0 .500 .000 .000 .0 .0 .50 .00 1.0
Michael Jordan 80 80 38.8 .519 .270 .832 6.4 6.1 2.28 .94 30.1
Stacey King 79 12 16.1 .506 .400 .753 2.6 1.0 .27 .32 7.0
Cliff Levingston 79 0 12.9 .498 .167 .625 2.9 .8 .34 .57 3.9
Chuck Nevitt 4 0 2.2 .333 .000 .000 .2 .2 .00 .00 .5
John Paxson 79 79 24.6 .528 .273 .784 1.2 3.1 .62 .11 7.0
Will Perdue 77 7 13.1 .547 .500 .495 4.1 1.0 .21 .56 4.5
Scottie Pippen 82 82 38.6 .506 .200 .760 7.7 7.0 1.89 1.13 21.0
Mark Randall 15 0 4.5 .455 .000 .750 .6 .5 .00 .00 1.7
Rory Sparrow 4 0 4.5 .125 .500 .000 .2 1.0 .00 .00 .8
Scott Williams 63 0 11.0 .483 .000 .649 3.9 .8 .21 .57 3.4

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
B. J. Armstrong 22 19.7 .453 .294 .789 1.1 2.1 .64 .00 7.3
Bill Cartwright 22 27.8 .474 .000 .419 4.5 1.7 .50 .18 5.6
Horace Grant 22 38.9 .541 .000 .671 8.8 3.0 1.09 1.77 11.3
Bob Hansen 9 7.7 .409 .500 .333 1.0 1.1 .11 .00 2.4
Craig Hodges 17 8.1 .390 .450 .500 .2 .3 .29 .00 2.5
Michael Jordan 22 41.8 .499 .386 .857 6.2 5.8 2.00 .73 34.5
Stacey King 14 7.9 .450 1.000 .652 1.4 .4 .36 .14 3.8
Cliff Levingston 22 8.7 .439 .000 .500 1.9 .4 .18 .27 2.9
John Paxson 22 27.2 .525 .444 .842 1.0 2.8 .64 .05 7.9
Will Perdue 18 8.7 .486 .000 .450 2.2 .5 .17 .56 2.5
Scottie Pippen 22 40.9 .468 .250 .761 8.8 6.7 1.86 1.14 19.5
Scott Williams 22 14.6 .486 .000 .714 4.3 .3 .27 .82 4.0

Impact of the Stanley Cup FinalsEdit

The Chicago Blackhawks were in the Stanley Cup Finals at the same time the Bulls won the NBA championship, but got swept by the defending champions, Pittsburgh Penguins (It would not be until 2010 when the Blackhawks won their first Stanley Cup since 1961, when they beat the Philadelphia Flyers, in-state rivals of the Penguins, winning in Philadelphia). This was the only year that both the Bulls and the Blackhawks reached their respective league's finals. However, the coach of the Blackhawks, Mike Keenan, would see a concurrent finals series in basketball and hockey taking place in the same city again when he coached the New York Rangers to their first Stanley Cup in 54 years two years later.

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/CHI/1992.html
  2. ^ "With Jordan Starring, Bulls Make It a Rerun". New York Times. June 15, 1992. Retrieved July 26, 2017.