Who Was on the 1996 Chicago Bulls Championship Team?

Who Was on the 1996 Chicago Bulls Championship Team?

The players that played the most minutes for the Chicago Bulls in the 1995-1996 season were Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Toni Kukoc, Dennis Rodman and Steve Kerr. Other notable players on that championship team were Ron Harper, Luc Longley, Bill Wennington, Jud Buechler and Dickey Simpkins.

Michael Jordan was the Bulls' shooting guard. In the 1995-1996 season, he won the NBA Most Valuable Player award after leading the league in points scored. After winning the 1996 championship, Jordan played two more years with the Bulls before his first retirement. Jordan entered the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.

Scottie Pippen was the Bulls' starting small forward. Pippen led the team in three-point shots that year. He was also an All-Star in the 1995-1996 season. The Basketball Hall of Fame inducted Pippen in 2010. Toni Kukoc was the backup small forward and played the third-most minutes of any Bulls player that season. Kukoc won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1996.

Dennis Rodman was the Bulls' power forward. In the 1995-1996 season, Rodman led the league in offensive rebounds and led the team in defensive rebounds. Rodman entered the Hall of Fame in 2011. Luc Longley was the Bulls' center. Longley led the team in blocks.

Ron Harper was the Bulls' starting point guard. Steve Kerr was Harper's backup; however, Kerr played more total minutes than Harper. Kerr led the Bulls in field goal percentage. Kerr went on to coach the championship-winning Golden State Warriors in the 2014-2015 season.