Chicago Bulls Robin Varghese September 29, 2005 Period 6 Menu QuickTime™ and a TIFF (L ZW) decompressor QuickTime™ an d a are needed to see this picture. TIFF (LZW) decompressor are need ed to see this p icture. Where It All Started 1976-1983 Chicago Season Bulls QuickTime™ and a TIFF (L ZW) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ an d a TIFF (LZW) decomp ressor are need ed to see this p icture . The Playoffs The End of the 1997 (1986) Season Where It All Started Basketball had been played since the 1800’s. The inventor of the sport was James Naismith a Canadian physical education instructor. James had made 13 rules of basketball. Basketball hoops and a basket was introduced in 1893. In 1959, James Naismith received Basketball Hall of Fame named after him, Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. If it wasn’t for him, there wouldn’t be any basketball. Chicago Bulls The Bulls began NBA play in 1966, and in the 1970s the team won more than 50 games in four seasons. When Michael Jordan went into the NBA it was a big success for Chicago winning the NBA titles in 1991-1993. Jordan retired in 1993. But when he came back to the NBA, the Bulls won three more championships three years in a row. But that was only a few years ago. Years back, Chicago hired Dick Motta to be the Chicago Bulls coach. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (LZW) decompressor Richard guided the Bulls to the playoffs for six seasons straight. are needed to see this picture. The next three years the Bulls recorded over 50 wins a season, and in 1974 the team had went to the Western Conference Finals before losing to the Milwaukee Bucks. 1976-1983 Season In The 1976 season through the 1983 seasons, the Bulls had success on two winning markings and winning the one of the playoff series. The Playoffs (1986) Chicago went to the playoffs again in 1986. In three years the Bulls lost in the first round. Chicago had strengthened the “roster” in the 1987 NBA by picking Horace Grant and trading “rights” to Scottie Pippen. The two players helped the Bulls improve their skills to 50- QuickTime™ and a 32 in the 1987 season and got to go to the semifinals, TIFF (L ZW) decompressor are needed to see this picture. where they had lost to the Pistons. Before the 1989 season, Chicago had promoted Phil Jackson from assistant coach to head coach for the Chicago Bulls. Jackson was leading the team to the Finals, and the Bulls won the first NBA championship. The End of the 1997 Season Chicago had defeated the Lakers in five games in a row. Jordan retired from basketball in the 1993 season. Without Michael the team lost to the Knicks. Chicago finished the 1997 season with a 62-20 record. The Bulls finished the 1999 season with a record of 13-37 and didn’t make it to the playoffs. Bulls played many great seasons. Some of the seasons were really good and the players always had flashbacks of their past playoffs and the championships. Conclusion I chose this event because I like sports and people who represent our state. I chose the Bulls because I like playing basketball, and they’re from Chicago. I have talked about information on how basketball was created and brief information on the inventor. I talked about when the Bulls started playing. I have also given information on the seasons the Bulls played and the championship they have won. What historical event catches you eye?