10 facts about the members of the 'Last Dance' Bulls of 1997-98
Jackson won an NBA title in 11 of his 20 seasons as a head coach (six with the Bulls, five with the Lakers). That’s a .550 title percentage.
A .550 win-loss percentage is usually good for a fifth through seventh seed in the Eastern Conference.
Buechler, believe it or not, was an All-American volleyball player at the University of Arizona.
Born in Montreal, Wennington played for Team Canada in the 1984 Olympics and was inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005.
Longley was the first Australian-born player to play in the NBA, debuting for the Timberwolves on November 30, 1991. He was also the first Aussie to win an NBA championship — with the Bulls in 1996.
Harper started his NBA career with a bang. In November 1986 for the Cavaliers, he scored 20 or more points in seven of his first eight career NBA games. No player has scored 20 or more in seven of their first eight NBA games since.
445 players in NBA history have attempted at least 1,000 career three pointers. Of those 445, Kerr’s 45.4 career three-point percentage is the best.
In 1995-96, Kukoc won NBA Sixth Man of the Year. No player has won Sixth Man of the Year and an NBA championship in the same season since.
Prior to Kukoc, only Bobby Jones (1982-83 76ers), Kevin McHale (1983-84 Celtics) and Bill Walton (1985-86 Celtics) had been Sixth Man of the Year for a champion.
Dennis Rodman had 36 games with at least 20 rebounds in three seasons with the Bulls. In the 22 seasons since, the Bulls have had 27 performances of 20+ rebounds combined.
Pippen is one of four players in NBA history with 6,000 assists, 6,000 rebounds and 2,000 steals, along with Clyde Drexler, Jason Kidd and LeBron James (steals were first recorded in NBA in 1973-74).
MJ won six NBA titles… and won the scoring title each year! Six times winning the scoring title and NBA (or BAA – the predecessor of the NBA) title combo is more than everyone else in NBA history combined.
The only other five times it has happened were Shaq (1999-2000), Kareem (1970-71), George Mikan (twice – 1948-49 and 1949-50) and Joe Fulks in 1946-47.