Chicago Bulls Logo – Chicago Bulls is a team of basketball professional NBA based in Chicago, Illinois, founded in 1966. The Bulls won six championships in the 90, getting to be the rulers of that decade. It is the third professional team based in this city after Chicago Packers / Zephyrs and Chicago Stags, a team that participated in the 40′s in the BAA, the former name of American professional basketball league. His pitch is, from 1994, the United Center, a pavilion with a capacity of 21,711 spectators. Its most emblematic player was Michael Jordan, considered by many the greatest basketball player ever.
Chicago Bulls is the third franchise formed in Chicago, after the Packers / Zephyrs (now Washington Wizards) and the Stags (1946 – 1950). The team began its career in the NBA in the 1966-67 season and immediately showed the best team from an expansion draft, making qualifying for the playoffs. His first two seasons competed in the International Amphitheatre, before moved to Chicago Stadium. During the following years, the Bulls tried to set up a team that was competitive, but failed to note at this time. During the 70′s, were known as a team tough, feisty, with a defensive mentality. The base of the team formed as a tough defender Jerry Sloan, the forwards Bob Love and Chet Walker, the basis scorer Norm Van Lier and pivots Clifford Ray and Tom Boerwinkle. However, the team only won a division title, and failed to reach the NBA Finals.
In the late 70′s and early 80′s the team hit bottom. Only managed to qualify for the playoffs once in 7 seasons. In 1979, a coin could have changed the sign of history. The Bulls played toss the first pick in the NBA Draft, 1979 at Los Angeles Lakers. The General Manager of Chicago, Rod Thorn, called “face” … and went “cross”. The Lakers chose to Magic Johnson, while the Bulls had to settle for David Greenwood in the second election.
Artis Gilmore acquired in the draft of dispersion of the ABA in 1976 led the team, which was reinforced with guard Reggie Theus and forward Orlando Woolridge, but even so were able to offer their fans some good results. As a result, the policy of the Bulls decided to turn around management, beginning with transfer to Theus to Kansas City Kings during the 1983-84 season.