About Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls came to life in 1966 and remained in the city all the time. The franchise appeared in 27 playoffs and six NBA finals winning all of them, making the Bulls the only NBA team to win multiple championships without losing NBA finals. The team won all of its titles in the nineties in their dominance era time. The franchise holds NBA record of 72 won games in regular season, a feat they accomplished in 1995-96 season and many experts consider the Bulls of 1996 one of the greatest teams in NBA history.
The team’s colours are red, black and white and their mascot, Benny the Bull is one of the longest-tenured mascots in all of the pro sports having appearing for the first time in 1969. The Bulls are members of Central Division in Eastern Conference which they have won 8 times, one less as one of their rivals, Detroit Pistons which theory had a very heated rivalry in eighties and nineties.
Head coaching duties fall on Fred Hoiberg who joined them in 2015. He had spent some time playing for the Bulls as shooting guard and is the first player to have led the league in three-point shooting percentage and not being invited to three-point shooting competition occurring in the same season which happened in 2005 when he played in Minnesota.
The face of the franchise is Derrick Rose chosen in 2008 draft with number one pick this explosive point guard earned himself NBA MVP award in 2011 which he did as the youngest player to win this award. He also was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2009. He also competed in World Cup for the US team that won two gold medals. The only problem with Rose is his frequent injuries that hold him somewhat back.
Luckily for the team there’s also Jimmy Butler, a shooting guard picked by the Bulls in 2011, a still rising defensive talent who was voted NBA Most Improved Player and being voted to NBA All-Defensive Second Team in last two years. Butler has recently signed a multi-year deal with the team worth 95 million dollars.
If that’s not enough the Bulls also can count on Pau Gasol, Spanish power forward/center, two time NBA champion (with Lakers), NBA Rookie of the Year in 2002 and multiple medallist when playing for Spain in Olympic Games and World Cups, who joined them in 2014 to reinvigorate his outstanding career and giving himself another chance at NBA championship.