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2007–08 Chicago Bulls season

The 2007–08 Chicago Bulls season was the 42nd season of NBA basketball in Chicago.

2007–08 Chicago Bulls season
Head coachJim Boylan
General managerJohn Paxson
Owner(s)Jerry Reinsdorf
ArenaUnited Center
Results
Record33–49 (.402)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Central)
Conference: 11th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionCSN Chicago, WGN, WCIU
RadioWMVP
< 2006–07 2008–09 >
Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls takes a shot during an NBA game versus the New York Knicks at the United Center in Chicago, December 14, 2007

Key dates:

OffseasonEdit

The Bulls made the following free agent transactions for the 2007 off-season.

Free agents[6]Edit

AdditionsEdit

Date signed Player Former team
July 18 Andrés Nocioni Chicago Bulls
July 18 Joe Smith Philadelphia 76ers
October 2 Andre Barrett Chicago Bulls
October 2 Joseph Blair Olimpia Milano
October 2 Justin Cage Xavier Musketeers
October 2 Thomas Gardner VOO Verviers-Pepinster
October 2 Jared Homan Mersin BŞB. S.K.

SubtractionsEdit

Date left Player New team
October 8 Justin Cage Colorado 14ers
October 10 Joseph Blair Spartak Primorje
October 10 Andre Barrett Bakersfield Jam

RosterEdit

2007–08 Chicago Bulls roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
SG 6   Brown, Shannon 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Michigan State
SG 20   Curry, JamesOn 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Oklahoma State
SF 9   Deng, Luol 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Duke
PG 21   Duhon, Chris 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Duke
PF 90   Gooden, Drew 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Kansas
SG 7   Gordon, Ben 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Connecticut
C 34   Gray, Aaron 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Pittsburgh
PG 12   Hinrich, Kirk 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Kansas
SG 32   Hughes, Larry 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Saint Louis
SF 35   Nichols, Demetris 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Syracuse
C 13   Noah, Joakim 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Florida
SF 5   Nocioni, Andres 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Argentina
SG 2   Sefolosha, Thabo 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Switzerland
PF 15   Simmons, Cedric 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) North Carolina State
PF 24   Thomas, Tyrus 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Louisiana State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last transaction: 2008-02-21

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Detroit Pistons 60 22 .732 35-6 25–16 11–5
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 45 37 .549 14 27–14 18–23 7–9
Indiana Pacers 36 46 .439 23 21–20 15–26 5–11
Chicago Bulls 33 49 .402 26 20–21 13–28 11–5
Milwaukee Bucks 26 56 .317 33 19–22 7–34 6–10
Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 w-Boston Celtics 66 16 .805
2 y-Detroit Pistons 60 22 .732 6
3 y-Orlando Magic 52 30 .634 14
4 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 45 37 .549 21
5 x-Washington Wizards 43 39 .524 23
6 x-Toronto Raptors 41 41 .500 25
7 x-Philadelphia 76ers 40 42 .488 26
8 x-Atlanta Hawks 37 45 .451 29
9 Indiana Pacers 36 46 .439 30
10 New Jersey Nets 34 48 .415 32
11 Chicago Bulls 33 49 .402 33
12 Charlotte Bobcats 32 50 .390 34
13 Milwaukee Bucks 26 56 .317 40
14 New York Knicks 23 59 .280 43
15 Miami Heat 15 67 .183 51


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2007-08 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 0–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 1–3 0–2 4–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2
Boston 3–0 3–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–3
Charlotte 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 2–0 1–3 0–2 1–2 1–3 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–3
Chicago 2–2 0–4 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–2
Cleveland 2–1 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–3 2–0 1–3 0–2 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–2
Dallas 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 0–2
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–3 4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–3 2–0
Detroit 4–0 1–2 3–0 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–1
Golden State 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–3 2–0
Houston 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 4–0 2–2 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–2 2–0
Indiana 2–1 0–3 1–3 2–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–2 3–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–2
L.A. Clippers 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–3 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–4 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–3 3–1 0–3 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–2
L.A. Lakers 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 4–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 3–1 2–0
Memphis 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–4 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–3 0–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–3 1–1
Miami 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–2 0–3 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–4
Milwaukee 2–2 0–4 2–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–3 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–2
Minnesota 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–3 0–4 0–2 1–3 0–3 1–1 3–1 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 2–2 0–2
New Jersey 3–1 0–4 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 4–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–1
New Orleans 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–2 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–3 0–2
New York 0–4 0–4 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–1
Orlando 2–2 2–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–2 3–1
Philadelphia 1–3 1–3 2–1 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 2–0 0–3 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 2–2
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–4 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 2–0
Portland 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 3–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–3 0–3 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–1
Sacramento 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 0–2
San Antonio 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 2–0 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–0
Seattle 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 1–2 0–4 1–1 1–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–3 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 0–4 0–2
Toronto 2–1 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 4–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3
Utah 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0
Washington 2–2 3–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–2

Game logEdit

2007–08 game log
Total: 33–49 (Home: 20–21; Road: 13–28)
2007–08 season schedule

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
Shannon Brown* 21 4 11.4 .349 .300 .586 1.0 .8 .52 .14 5.4
Luol Deng 63 59 33.8 .479 .364 .770 6.3 2.5 .90 .46 17.0
Chris Duhon 66 18 22.6 .387 .348 .813 1.8 4.0 .73 .03 5.8
Thomas Gardner 4 0 11.3 .391 .250 .000 1.0 .3 .00 .00 5.3
Drew Gooden* 69 65 30.8 .449 .000 .753 8.6 1.2 .70 .77 12.0
Ben Gordon 72 27 31.8 .434 .410 .908 3.1 3.0 .76 .11 18.6
Aaron Gray 61 1 10.0 .505 .000 .566 2.8 .7 .34 .26 4.3
Kirk Hinrich 75 72 31.7 .414 .350 .831 3.3 6.0 1.16 .25 11.5
Larry Hughes* 68 57 29.7 .381 .345 .798 3.4 2.7 1.46 .25 12.2
Viktor Khryapa 9 0 11.7 .387 .000 .571 2.2 .9 .67 .00 3.6
Demetris Nichols* 14 0 3.1 .261 .231 .000 .4 .1 .00 .21 1.1
Joakim Noah 74 31 20.7 .482 .000 .691 5.6 1.1 .92 .86 6.6
Andrés Nocioni 82 27 24.6 .432 .364 .807 4.2 1.2 .30 .52 13.2
Thabo Sefolosha 69 22 20.8 .428 .330 .721 3.7 1.9 .88 .43 6.7
Cedric Simmons* 14 0 6.2 .286 .000 .000 1.3 .0 .14 .36 .6
Tyrus Thomas 74 27 18.0 .423 .167 .741 4.6 1.2 .65 .97 6.8

*Total for entire season including previous team(s)

Awards and recordsEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Bulls were involved in the following transactions during the 2007–08 season.

TradesEdit

February 21, 2008[3]
To Chicago Bulls
Drew Gooden, Larry Hughes, Shannon Brown & Cedric Simmons
To Cleveland Cavaliers
Ben Wallace, Wally Szczerbiak, Joe Smith, Delonte West, a 2009 second round pick and a $1.7 mil trade exception
To Seattle SuperSonics
Ira Newble, Donyell Marshall and Adrian Griffin.
  • Players in bold denote former Bulls players.

Free agentsEdit

Player Former team
Player New team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Skiles relieved as Bulls Head Coach, Bulls.com, December 24, 2007. Accessed March 25, 2008.
  2. ^ Boylan named Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the season, Bulls.com, December 27, 2007. Accessed March 25, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Bulls acquire Gooden and Hughes in three-team trade Archived 2008-03-06 at the Wayback Machine, Bulls.com, February 21, 2007. Accessed March 25, 2008.
  4. ^ Ford scores 18 but Toronto drops finale to Bulls, Associated Press, April 17, 2008.
  5. ^ Chicago Bulls fire interim coach Jim Boylan, Associated Press, April 17, 2008.
  6. ^ Chicago Bulls All-Time Transactions, Bulls.com. Accessed March 25, 2008.