The Chicago Bulls are a team that has had a very storied past there have been a number of players that have contributed to the success of the Bulls. In their past, there have been a number of players that have formed teams that will go down in history as being some of the best that have ever played. These teams have been what made the Bulls a team that stands out from all of the others of years past. Names like Pippin and Jordan are names that have put the Bulls in a number of playoff spots as well as winning a number of titles under the coaching of Phil Jackson.
This would mark the second season that Phil Jackson was head coach and the beginning of what would be a great era in the Bulls legacy. This was the team that featured the likes of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippin, Horace Grant and Will Purdue to help and excel the team to a record of 61-21 for the year and place them first in the division. In addition to this, they would also win their conference final and would go on to win the NBA finals beating the Los Angeles Lakers 3 games to 2. This would be the first season of 6 out of eight seasons that they would win the NBA Finals making them one o0f the most dominant teams of the 90’s.
This was a team that was destined for greatness before the opening tip-off of the season. Giving some power from the likes of Dennis Rodman helped in the area of having someone that could rebound the ball when it was needed. While Rodman was the man to rebound the ball and get it in the hands of people like Jordan and Pippin, it was these players that would finish off the deed when it came to scoring. We all know that Michael Jordan is a legend in his own right, and Scottie Pippin was his backup there were others that made this team that helped to propel them to a world championship that year and one of the best records the team has ever seen.
1997-98 would be the last season that the Bulls would win the NBA finals as this was the last team that had the kind of dominance that the team had enjoyed for such a long time. Again names like Jordan, Pippin, Rodman were at the front, but it was Ron Harper and Luc Longly that would back these players up and help to drive them to yet another NBA title. Phil Jackson had a special way of coaching these players that helped them to understand and relate to him without a lot of the dramatics that other coaches tend to use on a regular basis. While this was the last time they would see the NBA finals, there was still some good left in the tank in years after the greats hung up their jersey.
The 2014-15 Bulls were a good team and while they did not live up to the hype that the Bulls of the 90’s did, they were still a powerhouse that needed to be contended with. Players the like of Jokim Noah, Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol were the names that helped the Bulls begin a resurgence that they had long since been in need of. Few Players could have met up with the kind of power that the three of these players did unless it was in the 90’s and you were talking about Jordan, Pippin and Rodman. What will the next great team era of the Bulls be, only time will tell and we will have to wait and see.