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2010–11 Chicago Bulls season

The 2010–11 Chicago Bulls season was the 45th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

2010–11 Chicago Bulls season
Division champions
Head coachTom Thibodeau
General managerGar Forman
Owner(s)Jerry Reinsdorf
ArenaUnited Center
Results
Record62–20 (.756)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Central)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finishEastern Conference Finals
(Lost to Heat 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionCSN Chicago, WGN America, WGN, WCIU
RadioWMVP
< 2009–10 2011–12 >

The Bulls won their 8th division title this season and finished with the best record in the NBA but fell short to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. It is the first time since 1975 that the Bulls failed to follow up a division title with an NBA title (that year, the Bulls were in the Midwest Division).

In the playoffs, the Bulls defeated the Indiana Pacers in five games in the First Round, defeated the Atlanta Hawks in six games in the semifinals, before losing to the Miami Heat in five games in the Conference Finals. The Heat would eventually lose 4-2 to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals to win their first championship title.

As of 2018, this is the only time in the post-Michael Jordan era where the Bulls have made the Conference Finals.

The team's season roster is featured in NBA 2K18.

Key datesEdit

SummaryEdit

NBA DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 17 Kevin Séraphin F/C   France Cholet Basket (France)

Free agencyEdit

RosterEdit

2010–11 Chicago Bulls roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 3   Aşık, Ömer 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) July 4, 1986 Turkey
SG 6   Bogans, Keith 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) May 12, 1980 Kentucky
PF 5   Boozer, Carlos 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 266 lb (121 kg) November 20, 1981 Duke
SG 11   Brewer, Ronnie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 227 lb (103 kg) March 20, 1985 Arkansas
SF 45   Butler, Rasual 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) May 23, 1979 La Salle
SF 9   Deng, Luol (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) April 16, 1985 Duke
PF 22   Gibson, Taj 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) June 24, 1985 Southern California
SF 26   Korver, Kyle 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 212 lb (96 kg) March 17, 1981 Creighton
PG 15   Lucas III, John (IN) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) November 21, 1982 Oklahoma State
C 13   Noah, Joakim 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 232 lb (105 kg) February 25, 1985 Florida
PG 12   Pargo, Jannero (IN) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) October 22, 1979 Arkansas
PG 1   Rose, Derrick (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) October 4, 1988 Memphis
PF 24   Scalabrine, Brian (IN) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) March 18, 1978 Southern California
C 40   Thomas, Kurt 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) October 4, 1972 TCU
PG 32   Watson, C. J. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) April 17, 1984 Tennessee
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Pre-seasonEdit

Game logEdit

2010 pre-season game log
2010–11 season schedule

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
z-Chicago Bulls 62 20 .756 36–5 26–15 15–1
x-Indiana Pacers 37 45 .451 25 24–17 13–28 9–7
Milwaukee Bucks 35 47 .427 27 22–19 13–28 6–10
Detroit Pistons 34 48 .415 32 21–20 9–32 7–9
Cleveland Cavaliers 19 63 .232 43 12–29 7–34 3–13
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 62 20 .756
2 y-Miami Heat 58 24 .707 4
3 y-Boston Celtics 56 26 .683 6
4 x-Orlando Magic 52 30 .634 10
5 x-Atlanta Hawks 44 38 .537 18
6 x-New York Knicks 42 40 .512 20
7 x-Philadelphia 76ers 41 41 .500 21
8 x-Indiana Pacers 37 45 .451 25
9 Milwaukee Bucks 35 47 .427 27
10 Charlotte Bobcats 34 48 .415 28
11 Detroit Pistons 34 48 .415 32
12 New Jersey Nets 24 58 .293 38
13 Washington Wizards 23 59 .280 39
14 Toronto Raptors 22 60 .268 40
15 Cleveland Cavaliers 19 63 .232 43

Record vs. opponentsEdit

2010-11 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK OKC ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Boston 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Charlotte 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Chicago 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Cleveland 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Dallas 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Denver 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Detroit 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Golden State 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Houston 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Indiana 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
L.A. Clippers 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
L.A. Lakers 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Memphis 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Miami 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Milwaukee 2–2 0–3 2–1 0–4 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–3 1–1 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 4–0 0–2 2–1
Minnesota 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0—0 0—0 0—0 0—0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
New Jersey 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0—0 0—0
New Orleans 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
New York 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Oklahoma City 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Orlando 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Philadelphia 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0
Phoenix 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0
Portland 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Sacramento 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
San Antonio 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0—0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Toronto 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Utah 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Washington 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0

Game logEdit

2010–11 game log
Total: 62–20 (Home: 36–5; Road: 26–15)
2010–11 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

2011 playoff game log
2011 playoff schedule

Player statisticsEdit

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

SeasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Ömer Aşık 82 0 12.1 .553 .0 .500 3.7 0.4 .24 .68 2.8
Keith Bogans 82 82 17.8 .404 .380 .660 1.8 1.2 .46 .11 4.4
Carlos Boozer 59 59 31.9 .510 .0 .700 9.6 2.5 .76 .31 17.5
Ronnie Brewer 81 1 22.2 .480 .222 .650 3.2 1.7 1.31 .27 6.2
Rasual Butler 6 0 4.3 .545 .571 .0 .2 .0 .0 .20 2.7
Luol Deng 82 82 39.1 .460 .345 .750 5.8 2.8 .95 .5.9 17.4
Taj Gibson 80 19 21.8 .466 .125 .680 5.7 0.7 .49 1.33 7.1
Kyle Korver 82 0 20.1 .435 .415 .89 1.8 1.5 .43 .24 8.3
Joakim Noah 48 48 32.8 .525 .0 .740 10.4 2.2 1.00 1.50 11.7
Derrick Rose 81 81 37.4 .445 .332 .860 4.1 7.7 1.05 .63 25.0
Brian Scalabrine 18 0 4.9 .526 .0 .0 0.4 0.3 .17 .22 1.1
Kurt Thomas 52 37 22.7 .511 1.00 .630 5.8 1.2 .62 .81 4.1
C. J. Watson 82 1 13.3 .371 .393 .740 1.1 2.3 .67 .13 4.9

PlayoffsEdit

  • The Bulls regular season record of 62–20 was the best in the NBA and assured the Bulls of home court advantage throughout the playoffs.[1]
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Ömer Aşık 15 0 9.9 .462 .0 .300 2.1 .1 .13 .53 1.0
Keith Bogans 16 16 19.2 .406 .424 .250 1.3 .8 .63 .19 5.1
Carlos Boozer 16 16 31.7 .433 .0 .800 9.7 1.8 .56 .44 12.6
Ronnie Brewer 16 0 16.3 .480 .429 .765 2.1 .9 .75 .38 4.0
Rasual Butler 3 0 2.3 1.000 1.000 .0 .3 .0 .0 .0 1.0
Luol Deng 16 16 42.9 .426 .324 .839 6.6 2.7 1.50 .63 16.9
Taj Gibson 16 0 17.8 .566 .000 .600 4.1 0.6 .31 1.38 5.9
Kyle Korver 16 0 17.3 .388 .423 1.000 1.2 1.1 .50 .19 6.6
Joakim Noah 16 16 33.1 .411 .0 .725 10.2 2.5 1.0 2.06 8.7
Derrick Rose 16 16 40.6 .396 .248 .828 4.3 7.7 1.38 .69 27.1
Kurt Thomas 7 0 10.6 .556 .000 .000 2.7 .4 .14 .43 2.9
C. J. Watson 16 0 8.5 .339 .200 .909 .9 1.9 .50 .0 3.2

Awards, records and milestonesEdit

AwardsEdit

Week/MonthEdit

  • On November 15, Derrick Rose was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week (November 8–14).[2]
  • Coach Tom Thibodeau was named Coach of the Month for January.[3]
  • Coach Tom Thibodeau was named Coach of the Month for March.[4]
  • Derrick Rose was named Player of the Month for March.[5]

All-StarEdit

SeasonEdit

RecordsEdit

  • On March 12 the Bulls set a franchise record 18 converted 3-point shots in a game against the Utah Jazz. The previous record was 15 set in '94.
  • Derrick Rose, at age 21, became the youngest MVP winner by winning this year's MVP title.

MilestonesEdit

Kurt Thomas played in his 1000th game in a contest vs the Charlotte Bobcats on Feb 15, 2011 at the United Center.

Derrick Rose scored a career high 44 pts vs the Atlanta Hawks on May 6, 2011.

Derrick Rose also had his first career triple-double at the Memphis Grizzlies on Jan 17, 2011.

The 62 wins by the Bulls is the most since the 97–98 season.

After defeating the New York Knicks on April 12, 2011, the Bulls became the only team of the 2010–2011 season to defeat all 29 other teams at least once.

Injuries and surgeriesEdit

  • Carlos Boozer underwent surgery on October 5 to repair a fractured right hand. He claimed to have tripped over a bag at his home. After missing the first 15 games of the season, Boozer made his return on December 1 in a loss against the Orlando Magic.[7]
  • Joakim Noah underwent surgery on December 16 to repair a torn ligament in his right hand. He suffered the injury in a game against the Sacramento Kings on November 27.[8] He returned to action in the 55th game of the season on February 23 after recuperating from right thumb surgery. He scored 7 points and had 16 rebounds in just over 24 minutes.[9]
  • Taj Gibson suffered a concussion in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers on December 18.[10] He missed one game before suiting up for a game against the Washington Wizards on December 22, playing just 31 seconds.
  • Carlos Boozer missed the January 17 game against the Memphis Grizzlies with a sprained ankle. He returned to play in the Jan 22 game against Cleveland.[11]
  • Carlos Boozer missed the March 11 game against the Atlanta Hawks with a sprained ankle. He missed 4 subsequent games and returned for the March 21 game against the Sacramento Kings
  • Joakim Noah returned to the inactive list for games 74, 75 and 76.

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

July 8, 2010
To Chicago Bulls
To Washington Wizards
July 8, 2010
To Chicago Bulls
To Utah Jazz
  • Player exception
July 9, 2010
To Chicago Bulls
  • 2011 second-round pick
To Phoenix Suns
July 22, 2010
To Chicago Bulls
To Golden State Warriors
  • 2011 second-round pick
February 22, 2011
To Chicago Bulls
To Toronto Raptors

Free agentsEdit

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Former Team
Carlos Boozer Signed 5-year contract for $80 Million Utah Jazz
Kyle Korver Signed 3-year contract for $15 Million Utah Jazz
Ronnie Brewer Signed 3-year contract for $12.5 Million Memphis Grizzlies
C.J. Watson Signed 2-year contract for $6.5 Million Golden State Warriors
Kurt Thomas Signed 1-year contract for $1.1 Million Milwaukee Bucks
Ömer Aşık   Fenerbahçe Ülker
Keith Bogans Signed 2-year contract for $2.5 Million San Antonio Spurs
Brian Scalabrine Undisclosed terms Boston Celtics
Rasual Butler Undisclosed terms Los Angeles Clippers

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason Left New Team
Rob Kurz Waived CB Granada
Chris Richard Waived N/A
Hakim Warrick Free agent Phoenix Suns
Brad Miller Free agent Houston Rockets
Jannero Pargo Free agent Chicago Bulls
Acie Law Free agent Golden State Warriors
Joe Alexander Free agent Texas Legends
John Lucas III Waived Chicago Bulls

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nba/news/story?id=6350435
  2. ^ "Bulls' Rose, Jazz's Williams named Players of the Week". NBA.com. November 15, 2010. Archived from the original on November 17, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2010.
  3. ^ "Thibodeau named East's Coach of the Month". NBA.com. February 1, 2011. Archived from the original on February 2, 2011. Retrieved February 26, 2011.
  4. ^ "Thibodeau named East's Coach of the Month". NBA.com. April 1, 2011. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  5. ^ "Derrick Rose named Player of the Month". NBA.com. April 1, 2011. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  6. ^ http://www.nba.com/games/20110220/ESTWST/gameinfo.html#nbaGIboxscore
  7. ^ "Boozer to miss two months after having hand surgery". NBA.com. October 5, 2010. Archived from the original on October 7, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2010.
  8. ^ "Bulls' Noah has surgery, out 8–10 weeks with hand injury". NBA.com. December 16, 2010. Retrieved December 16, 2010.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 2, 2015. Retrieved 2011-04-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Bulls' Gibson still out after concussion". NBA.com. December 21, 2010. Retrieved December 21, 2010.
  11. ^ "Carlos Boozer sits with ankle injury". Sporting News. January 17, 2011. Retrieved January 17, 2011.