100 Things Bulls Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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The premier reference for making Chicago Bulls fandom a lifestyle instead of just a sports preference, this collection of essential team knowledge and Bulls-related activities distills the past 50 years of NBA basketball into a fun checklist that will appeal to fans of any age. It’s one thing to have been to the United Center and rooted for Derrick Rose, to relish highlights of a young Michael Jordan, or even to know that all six championship teams were led by Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Coach Phil Jackson. But ...

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Overview

The premier reference for making Chicago Bulls fandom a lifestyle instead of just a sports preference, this collection of essential team knowledge and Bulls-related activities distills the past 50 years of NBA basketball into a fun checklist that will appeal to fans of any age. It’s one thing to have been to the United Center and rooted for Derrick Rose, to relish highlights of a young Michael Jordan, or even to know that all six championship teams were led by Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Coach Phil Jackson. But it is a whole other level of fan commitment to know who Benny the Bull is named after, which player once grabbed 37 rebounds in a single game, and how the Bulls missed out on Magic Johnson in the draft. These facts and trivia—as well as important dates, player nicknames, key jersey numbers through history, and even the best places to eat before or after a game—are included in this resource that will enlighten new fans and initiate them into proper Bulls fandom, or remind die-hard fans why theirs is the team to follow year after year.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600786501
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 10/11/2012
  • Series: 100 Things...Fans Should Know Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 806,517
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kent McDill is a sportswriter for NBA.com and has been a journalist for more than 30 years, including covering the Chicago Bulls beat for the Daily Herald, traveling with the team from 1988 to 1999, and being the only beat writer to cover all six championship teams. He is the author of Bill Wennington’s Tales from the Bulls Hardwood. He lives in Park Ridge, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 Michael Jordan 1

2 72-10: Best Record Ever 4

3 Scottie Pippen 6

4 1991 World Champions 9

5 Dennis Rodman 11

6 1996 World Champions 14

7 Chicago Stadium 17

8 The United Center 20

9 Jerry Krause 23

10 Phil Jackson 26

11 The 1984 NBA Draft 29

12 Jordan's Rookie Seasonal-1985 31

13 1998 World Champions 33

14 The Introductions 36

15 The Bulls Get Their Start 38

16 Johnny "Red" Kerr 40

17 1992 World Champions 42

18 1993 World Champions 45

19 The Years In Between 47

20 Jordan's Return 50

21 1997 World Champions 52

22 Rose as MVP 57

23 Doug Collins 59

24 Jordan at All-Star Games 62

25 Jordan in Slam Dunk Contests 65

26 Jordan's Injury 68

27 Jordan Scores 63 70

28 Attend a Game at the United Center 72

29 The Triangle 74

30 Phil Jackson, Philosopher 76

31 Be Like Mike 79

32 Tom Thibodeau 81

33 Phil Jackson's Assistant Coaches 83

34 Jordan Retires 84

35 Bill Cartwright 87

36 Scottie Pippen's Bad Times 89

37 John Paxson 92

38 The First Team 94

39 Dick Motta 96

40 Jerry Sloan, the Player 99

41 Jerry Sloan, the Coach 100

42 The Rodman Trade 102

43 Three-Point Shootout 105

44 Toni Kukoc 107

45 The First Three-Headed Monster 109

46 The Second Three-Headed Monster 111

47 It's Over 113

48 Bob Love 117

49 Bulls in the Olympics 119

50 The Year Jordan Wasn't MVP 122

51 The Jordan Statue 124

52 Norm Van Lier 127

53 Derrick Rose, the Rookie 129

54 Rod Thorn 132

55 Reggie Theus 133

56 Jerry Reinsdoif 135

57 The Shot (Cleveland) 138

58 The Detroit Pistons 140

59 Hall of Fame 143

60 201 1-Vision of the Future 146

61 Jordan Scores 69 148

62 The Ray/Thurmond Trade 150

63 Jordan as a Wizard 152

64 The Jordan Rules 154

65 Lucky Lottery Ball 157

66 Rose or Beasley? 159

67 Jordan as a Charlotte Bobcat 162

68 Jay Williams 163

69 Bulls in Paris 166

70 Jordan the Actor 168

71 Chet Walker 171

72 Post-Dynasty Years 173

73 First Winning Team 175

74 Year Number Two 177

75 Horace Grant 179

76 The Duke Connection 182

77 Rodman the Actor and Entertainer 183

78 Joakim Noah 186

79 The Driver 190

80 The Jordan Rules (The Book) 191

81 57 Wins!!! 194

82 The Shot (Utah) 197

83 The Hand Switch 199

84 Artis Gilmore 201

85 Uniforms and Shoes 204

86 jersey Numbers 206

87 Benny the Bull 208

88 Ron Harper 210

89 Jordan's Kids 212

90 Luvabulls and Others 213

91 The Bus Ride to Milwaukee 215

92 Al Vermeil and Erik Helland 217

93 Superfans 219

94 Favorite Starting Five 222

95 Players Denied Tides 225

96 Record Holders 227

97 The Next Jordan 229

98 Early Ownership 231

99 Funniest Bull 233

100 Pat Williams 236

Sources 239

About the Author 241

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