2000-01 Chicago Bulls Season
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2000%E2%80%9301 Chicago Bulls Season
2000-01 Chicago Bulls season
Head coachTim Floyd
OwnersJerry Reinsdorf
ArenaUnited Center
Results
Record15–67 (.183)
PlaceDivision: 8th (Central)
Conference: 15th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid Not Qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Net Chicago, WGN, WCIU
RadioWMVP

The 2000-01 NBA season was the Bulls' 35th season in the National Basketball Association.[1] The Bulls continued to struggle losing 42 of their first 48 games at the All-Star break, as they finished 15-67, the worst record in the Central Division and the worst league record.[2] Following the season, second-year star Elton Brand was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. (See 2000-01 Chicago Bulls season#Regular season)

Offseason

NBA Draft

Roster

Regular season

The Bulls' intentions going into the 2000-01 NBA season was to recruit a pair of the summer's elite free agents--a group that included Tim Duncan, Grant Hill, Tracy McGrady and Eddie Jones--to be the core players in the re-building process. However, Duncan re-signed with San Antonio, Hill accommodated his wife's desires to go to Orlando, and McGrady and Jones both opted to play near their home towns.

"It wasn't so much a rejection of Chicago," Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf stated, "as it was other considerations that compelled these individuals to make the decisions that they made to play for the teams they chose to play with."

Thus, the Bulls changed gears and focused on rebuilding through the draft and with youth. In the 2000 NBA Draft, the Bulls took some steps in that direction, selecting Marcus Fizer (4th overall), and acquiring Jamal Crawford (selected 8th overall by Cleveland and immediately traded to the Bulls). Other notable off-season acquisitions included the signing of free agents Ron Mercer (Aug. 2), and Brad Miller (Sept. 7).

Opening the season with the youngest roster in NBA history--an average of 22.9 years of age and seven rookies--isn't typically a recipe for success in the league. The Bulls finished the season with the league's worst record at 15-67 in Head Coach Tim Floyd's second full season. The team broke the franchise record for longest losing streak at the United Center with an eight-game stretch from Nov. 11 to Dec. 19 (previous record was six games), and set a new record for consecutive losses with 16 from Jan. 8 through Feb. 6 (previous record was 13 games in 1976). In addition, Chicago endured the longest road losing streak in franchise history, dropping 25 straight on the road from Dec. 21 through Apr. 10.

A bright spot in the 2000-01 Chicago Bulls season was starting 2-0 after the All Star break, with upset wins at home over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, February 13, and the Miami Heat on Saturday, February 17, 2001.

The Bulls' home sellout streak ended at 610 games on Nov. 3 vs. New Jersey, marking the third longest sellout streak in NBA history. Prior to that, the last time the Bulls failed to sell out a home game was Nov. 17, 1987, vs. Washington. Other news items from the season included second-year forward Elton Brand (sophomore team) and rookie guard Khalid El-Amin (rookie team) both participating in the Schick Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend, and Marcus Fizer being named to the NBA's All-Rookie Second Team.

Standings

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Milwaukee Bucks 52 30 .634 - 31-10 21-20 19-9
x-Toronto Raptors 47 35 .573 5 27-14 20-21 18-10
x-Charlotte Hornets 46 36 .561 6 28-13 18-23 20-8
x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 11 26-15 15-26 15-13
Detroit Pistons 33 49 .402 20 19-22 14-27 16-12
Cleveland Cavaliers 30 52 .366 22 20-21 10-31 11-17
Atlanta Hawks 25 57 .305 27 18-23 7-34 9-19
Chicago Bulls 15 67 .183 37 10-31 5-36 4-24
Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Philadelphia 76ers 56 26 .683 -
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 52 30 .634 4
3 x-Miami Heat 50 32 .610 6
4 x-New York Knicks 48 34 .585 8
5 x-Toronto Raptors 47 35 .573 9
6 x-Charlotte Hornets 46 36 .561 10
7 x-Orlando Magic 43 39 .524 13
8 x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 15
9 Boston Celtics 36 46 .439 20
10 Detroit Pistons 32 50 .390 24
11 Cleveland Cavaliers 30 52 .366 26
12 New Jersey Nets 26 56 .317 30
13 Atlanta Hawks 25 57 .305 31
14 Washington Wizards 19 63 .232 37
15 Chicago Bulls 15 67 .183 42


Record vs. opponents

2000-01 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA VAN WAS
Atlanta -- 1-3 0-4 2-2 2-2 0-2 1-1 0-4 2-0 0-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 0-3 1-3 0-2 1-3 2-2 1-3 0-3 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-2 0-2 1-1 2-2
Boston 3-1 -- 0-4 2-1 2-1 0-2 2-0 3-1 0-2 1-1 1-3 2-0 0-2 2-2 1-3 1-1 4-0 1-3 1-3 0-4 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-0 1-3 1-1 0-2 3-1
Charlotte 4-0 4-0 -- 3-1 2-2 0-2 0-2 2-2 2-0 0-2 3-1 2-0 0-2 2-2 3-1 1-1 4-0 1-2 2-1 2-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-2
Chicago 2-2 1-2 1-3 -- 1-3 0-2 0-2 0-4 0-2 0-2 0-4 0-2 0-2 1-3 0-4 0-2 2-2 1-3 1-3 1-3 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-4 0-2 1-1 2-1
Cleveland 2-2 1-2 2-2 3-1 -- 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-0 0-2 1-3 0-2 0-2 2-2 1-3 0-2 3-0 2-2 1-3 0-4 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-4 1-1 1-1 2-2
Dallas 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 -- 3-1 1-1 4-0 2-2 1-1 4-0 0-4 2-0 1-1 3-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-3 2-2 2-2 1-3 3-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 2-0
Denver 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-3 -- 1-1 4-0 3-1 1-1 2-2 2-2 0-2 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-4 2-2 2-2 2-2 2-2 0-2 1-3 4-0 1-1
Detroit 4-0 1-3 2-2 4-0 2-2 1-1 1-1 -- 1-1 0-2 1-3 0-2 0-2 0-4 1-3 0-2 4-0 1-2 2-2 0-4 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 2-0 2-2 0-2 1-1 1-2
Golden State 0-2 2-0 0-2 2-0 0-2 0-4 0-4 1-1 -- 1-3 2-0 1-3 1-3 0-2 0-2 2-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 2-2 0-4 0-4 0-4 0-4 0-2 1-3 1-3 0-2
Houston 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-2 1-3 2-0 3-1 -- 2-0 1-3 1-3 1-1 2-0 2-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-3 0-4 1-3 2-2 2-0 1-3 4-0 2-0
Indiana 2-2 3-1 1-3 4-0 3-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 0-2 0-2 -- 2-0 1-1 1-2 2-2 1-1 2-2 2-2 2-2 0-3 1-1 0-2 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-4 0-2 2-0 4-0
L.A. Clippers 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-0 2-0 0-4 2-2 2-0 3-1 3-1 0-2 -- 1-3 0-2 1-1 2-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-2 1-3 0-4 0-4 1-1 0-4 2-2 1-1
L.A. Lakers 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 4-0 2-2 2-0 3-1 3-1 1-1 3-1 -- 1-1 0-2 3-1 2-0 0-2 2-0 1-1 3-1 2-2 3-1 2-2 0-4 2-0 2-2 4-0 2-0
Miami 3-0 2-2 2-2 3-1 2-2 0-2 2-0 4-0 2-0 1-1 2-1 2-0 1-1 -- 1-2 1-1 3-1 2-3 3-1 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 2-0 4-0
Milwaukee 3-1 3-1 1-3 4-0 3-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-0 0-2 2-2 1-1 2-0 2-1 -- 0-2 4-0 1-2 4-0 2-2 0-2 0-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 3-1 2-0 1-1 3-1
Minnesota 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-3 2-2 2-0 2-2 2-2 1-1 2-2 1-3 1-1 2-0 -- 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 3-1 3-1 2-2 1-3 3-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 1-1
New Jersey 3-1 0-4 0-4 2-2 0-3 0-2 1-1 0-4 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-0 0-2 1-3 0-4 1-1 -- 2-2 1-3 1-3 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-2 0-2 1-1 3-1
New York 2-2 3-1 2-1 3-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 2-1 2-0 0-2 2-2 1-1 2-0 3-2 2-1 2-0 2-2 -- 3-1 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-3 0-2 1-1 4-0
Orlando 3-1 3-1 1-2 3-1 3-1 1-1 2-0 2-2 2-0 1-1 2-2 1-1 0-2 1-3 0-4 1-1 3-1 1-3 -- 3-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-1 0-2 2-0 3-1
Philadelphia 3-0 4-0 2-2 3-1 4-0 1-1 1-1 4-0 2-0 1-1 3-0 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-2 1-1 3-1 3-1 1-3 -- 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 2-0 4-0
Phoenix 2-0 0-2 2-0 2-0 2-0 3-1 4-0 1-1 2-2 3-1 1-1 2-2 1-3 2-0 2-0 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 -- 3-1 1-3 2-2 3-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 1-1
Portland 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-2 2-2 2-0 4-0 3-1 2-0 2-2 2-2 1-1 2-0 1-3 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-3 -- 1-3 1-3 2-2 2-0 3-1 2-2 2-0
Sacramento 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-2 2-2 2-0 4-0 4-0 0-2 3-1 1-3 1-1 0-2 2-2 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 3-1 3-1 -- 2-2 2-2 2-0 3-1 4-0 2-0
San Antonio 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-2 2-0 4-0 3-1 2-0 4-0 2-2 1-1 0-2 3-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-2 3-1 2-2 -- 3-1 1-1 4-0 4-0 2-0
Seattle 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-3 2-2 0-2 4-0 2-2 1-1 4-0 4-0 1-1 2-0 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-3 2-2 2-2 1-3 -- 0-2 0-4 3-1 2-0
Toronto 2-2 3-1 1-3 4-0 4-0 0-2 2-0 2-2 2-0 0-2 4-0 1-1 0-2 2-2 1-3 0-2 2-1 3-1 1-2 3-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 2-0 -- 1-1 2-0 4-0
Utah 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-2 3-1 2-0 3-1 3-1 2-0 4-0 2-2 1-1 0-2 2-2 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-2 1-3 1-3 4-0 1-3 0-2 -- 4-0 2-0
Vancouver 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-3 0-4 1-1 3-1 0-4 0-2 2-2 0-4 0-2 1-1 1-3 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-3 2-2 0-4 0-4 1-3 0-2 0-4 -- 2-0
Washington 2-2 1-3 2-2 1-2 2-2 0-2 1-1 2-1 2-0 0-2 0-4 1-1 0-2 0-4 1-3 1-1 1-3 0-4 1-3 0-4 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-4 0-2 0-2 --

Player statistics

Season

Awards and records

Transactions

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/CHI/2001.html
  2. ^ "Worst NBA Teams Ever". ESPN. Retrieved .

External links


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