1999–2000 Chicago Bulls season

The 1999–2000 NBA season was the Bulls' 34th season in the National Basketball Association.[1] The Bulls won the Draft Lottery, and selected Elton Brand out of Duke University with the first pick in the 1999 NBA draft. During the offseason, the team acquired Hersey Hawkins from the Seattle SuperSonics, and re-signed free agents B.J. Armstrong and Will Perdue, who both won championships with the team in the early 1990s. However, the Bulls' struggles continued as they lost 26 of their first 28 games. At midseason, Toni Kukoč was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, as the team acquired John Starks from the Golden State Warriors in a three-team trade. However, after just four games, Starks was released.

1999–2000 Chicago Bulls season
Head coachTim Floyd
Owner(s)Jerry Reinsdorf
ArenaUnited Center
Results
Record17–65 (.207)
PlaceDivision: 8th (Central)
Conference: 15th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid Not Qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Net Chicago, WGN, WCIU
RadioWMVP
< 1998–99 2000–01 >

The Bulls finished last place in the Central Division with a 17–65 record. Brand averaged 20.1 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.6 blocks per game, and was named Rookie of The Year along with Steve Francis of the Houston Rockets.[2] First round draft pick Ron Artest was named to the All-Rookie Second Team. Following the season, Hawkins re-signed as a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets, Randy Brown signed with the Boston Celtics, and Armstrong retired while Perdue was released.

OffseasonEdit

DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 1 Elton Brand PF   United States Duke
1 16 Ron Artest SF/SG   United States St. John's
2 32 Michael Ruffin PF   United States Tulsa
2 49 Lari Ketner C   United States Massachusetts

RosterEdit

Chicago Bulls roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 22   Anstey, Chris 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 249 lb (113 kg) Australia
G 11   Armstrong, B. J. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Iowa
F 15   Artest, Ron   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 260 lb (118 kg) St. John's
G 25   Benjamin, Corey   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Oregon State
F/C 42   Brand, Elton 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Duke
G 1   Brown, Randy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) New Mexico State
F 43   Carr, Chris 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Southern Illinois
G 3   Hawkins, Hersey 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Bradley
G 20   Hoiberg, Fred 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Iowa State
G 12   Maloney, Matt 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Pennsylvania
C 32   Perdue, Will 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Vanderbilt
F/C 51   Ruffin, Michael 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 246 lb (112 kg) Tulsa
F/C 8   Simpkins, Dickey 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Providence
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Roster NotesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Indiana Pacers 56 26 .683 36–5 20–21 20–8
x-Charlotte Hornets 49 33 .598 7 30–11 19–22 20–8
x-Toronto Raptors 45 37 .549 11 26–15 19–22 16–12
x-Detroit Pistons 42 40 .512 14 27–14 15–26 16–12
x-Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 14 23–18 19–22 16–12
Cleveland Cavaliers 32 50 .390 24 22–19 10–31 8–20
Atlanta Hawks 28 54 .341 28 21–20 7–34 11–17
Chicago Bulls 17 65 .207 39 12–29 5–36 5–23
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Indiana Pacers 56 26 .683
2 y-Miami Heat 52 30 .634 4
3 x-New York Knicks 50 32 .610 6
4 x-Charlotte Hornets 49 33 .598 7
5 x-Philadelphia 76ers 49 33 .598 7
6 x-Toronto Raptors 45 37 .549 11
7 x-Detroit Pistons 42 40 .512 14
8 x-Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 14
9 Orlando Magic 41 41 .500 15
10 Boston Celtics 35 47 .427 21
11 Cleveland Cavaliers 32 50 .390 24
12 New Jersey Nets 31 51 .378 25
13 Washington Wizards 29 53 .354 27
14 Atlanta Hawks 28 54 .341 28
15 Chicago Bulls 17 65 .207 39

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1999-2000 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 TOR UTA VAN WAS
Atlanta 1–3 1–3 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–4 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–3 0–4 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–3
Boston 3–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1
Charlotte 3–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–0
Chicago 1–3 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–1 0–3 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 2–2
Cleveland 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 0–3 1–3 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–0 3–1
Dallas 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 4–0 1–3 1–1 4–0 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1
Denver 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–1
Detroit 3–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–2
Golden State 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–4 3–1 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1
Indiana 3–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–1
L.A. Clippers 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 3–1 0–4 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 1–1
Miami 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 4–0
Milwaukee 4–0 2–1 1–3 3–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 4–0 0–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1
Minnesota 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 0–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 0–2
New Jersey 1–3 1–3 1–2 1–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 3–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3
New York 1–2 2–2 3–1 3–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 4–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–2
Orlando 3–0 2–2 2–2 4–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 2–3 1–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–0
Philadelphia 4–0 3–1 1–3 4–0 4–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 3–0 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 3–1
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 0–4 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–4 4–0 2–0
Portland 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0
Sacramento 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–4 0–4 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–1
Seattle 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 4–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–4 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 4–0 2–0
Toronto 2–2 2–2 1–3 4–0 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2
Utah 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 4–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–0
Vancouver 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 3–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 1–3 1–1
Washington 3–1 1–3 0–3 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1

Player statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Elton Brand 81 80 37.0 .482 .000 .685 10.0 1.9 0.8 1.6 20.1
Toni Kukoč 24 23 36.2 .381 .231 .761 5.4 5.2 1.8 0.8 18.0
Ron Artest 72 62 31.1 .314 .407 .674 4.3 2.8 1.7 0.5 12.0
Chris Carr 50 2 21.8 .400 .333 .858 3.2 1.6 0.6 0.3 9.8
Rusty LaRue 4 1 32.3 .349 .143 .714 3.5 2.7 1.3 0.1 9.3
Fred Hoiberg 31 11 27.3 .387 .340 .908 3.5 2.7 1.3 0.1 9.0
Hersey Hawkins 61 49 26.6 .424 .390 .899 2.9 2.2 1.2 0.2 7.9
Corey Benjamin 48 10 18.0 .414 .340 .598 1.8 1.1 0.6 0.5 7.7
Dedric Willoughby 25 1 20.3 .341 .296 .765 2.0 2.6 0.9 0.1 7.6
Will Perdue 67 15 15.1 .351 .000 .476 3.9 1.0 0.2 0.6 3.5
John Starks 4 0 20.5 .324 .300 1.000 2.5 2.8 1.3 0.3 7.5
B.J. Armstrong 27 18 21.6 .446 .448 .880 1.7 2.9 .3 . 7.4

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

Free agentsEdit

Additions
Player Date signed Former team
Ron Artest July 15 St. John's (16th pick)
Elton Brand July 26 Duke (1st overall pick)
Michael Ruffin August 24 Tulsa (32nd overall pick)
Will Perdue August 25 San Antonio Spurs
Cory Carr Texas Tech (selected 49th in 1998)
Brett Robisch unknown
Lari Ketner Massachusetts Amherst (49th overall pick)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/CHI/2000.html
  2. ^ "Brand, Francis Share Rookie-of-Year Award". Los Angeles Times. May 12, 2000. Retrieved July 28, 2017.

External linksEdit