Included on the 1996 Chicago Bulls roster were starters Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Steve Kerr and Luc Longley. Other squad playing members were Randy Brown, Jud Buechler, Jason Caffey, James Edwards, Jack Haley, Ron Harper, Toni Kukoc, John Salley, Dickey Simpkins and Bill Wennington. The 1996 Chicago Bulls won 72 regular season games to take the Central Division, while the team ranked first for both defense and offence.
The 1996 Chicago Bulls set a new record for regular season wins. The team beat the Miami Heat, the New York Knicks and the Orlando Magic to reach the NBA finals. Once there, the Bulls triumphed over the Seattle Supersonics by four games to two, and won its fourth NBA title in six seasons.
The 1995-1996 NBA season also saw what is sometimes referred to as the big three, which included players Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman team up together for the first time. Jordan and Pippen made the 2006 All Star game. Jordan led, scoring for the Bulls during the regular season and playoffs, averaging 30.4 and 30.7 points per game, respectively. Head coach Phil Jackson coached the Chicago Bulls to their success during the 1995-1996 NBA season.