The NBA Chicago Bulls basketball team plays in the Eastern Conference’s Central Division as part of the National Basketball Association. The Bulls are based out of Chicago, Illinois. Their home games are played at United Center.
During the 1990s, the Chicago Bulls had one of the greatest sports and NBA dynasties of all time. In eight years, they won six championships and they had two three-peats. The Bulls were led by head coach Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippin. The first three Bulls championship teams also included B.J. Armstrong, John Paxson, Horace Grant and Bill Cartwright. The latter three included Dennis Rodman, Toni Kukoc, Ron Harper, Steve Kerr and Luc Longley. During the NBA season of 1995-96, the Chicago Bulls won 72 games to set an NBA record. No other NBA team has won 70 games in one season. The last championship season for the Bulls occurred in 1998. Chicago has won all six of their appearances in the NBA Finals.
The Bulls run came to an end after they won the 1998 championship against the Utah Jazz. Michael Jordan retired in January 1999. Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr and Luc Longley were traded and Dennis Rodman was not re-signed. Phil Jackson was also replaced with Tim Floyd from Iowa State University as head coach.