Windy City Bulls
The Windy City Bulls are an American professional basketball team of the NBA G League and an affiliate of the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. Based in northwest-suburban Hoffman Estates, Illinois, the team plays their home games at the Sears Centre, 25 miles from Chicago. It became the thirteenth D-League team to be owned by an NBA team.
|Windy City Bulls|
|League||NBA G League|
|History||Windy City Bulls|
|Arena||Sears Centre Arena|
|Location||Hoffman Estates, Illinois|
|Team colors||Red, black, silver|
|Team manager||Josh Kreibach|
|Head coach||Damian Cotter|
In October 2015, the Chicago Bulls began pursuing an expansion franchise in nearby Hoffman Estates to play in the Sears Centre, in time for the 2016–17 season. On November 9, 2015, the Hoffman Estates board unanimously approved the Bulls' proposed NBA Development League (D-League) team.
The team received its name through a contest on the Chicago Bulls' website. Fans submitted about 3,600 suggestions, which were narrowed down to three finalists: Great Lakes Bulls, Heartland Bulls and Windy City Bulls. Windy City was announced as the winner in a pep rally/press conference on February 24, 2016.
|Season||Division||Regular season||Postseason results|
|Windy City Bulls|
|2018–19||Central||2nd||27||23||.540||Lost First Round (Westchester) 82–95|
|Regular season record||74||76||.493|
Windy City Bulls roster
|#||Head coach||Term||Regular season||Playoffs||Achievements|
- Chicago Bulls (2016–present)
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