Chicago Bulls Tickets for NBA Excitement in the Windy City
Chicago Bulls tickets sell for the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. They are a professional basketball team which plays within the Central Division of the Eastern Conference. The team is well known for it's almost unbelievable success in the 1990's. Led by legendary sports figure Michael Jordan along with Scottie Pippen and coach Phil Jackson the Bulls produced 6 NBA titles within eight years. The championships included two "three-peats" and the team is considered one of the greatest dynasties in all of professional sports today. They also hold the NBA record for most wins in a season winning 72 games during 1995-1996. These accomplishments attribute to the growth and success of the sports of basketball around the world.
Chicago is well known for great and historical professional sports teams. During the 1990's they were the pride of the city and almost impossible to beat. Chicago Bulls tickets were selling at a premium as the team was breaking records along the way. Their first three championships included a roster of Bill Cartwright, Horace Grant, John Paxson and B.J. Armstrong. The next three championships added to the roster Luc Longley, Steve Kerr, Ron Harper, Toni Kukoč and of course the flamboyant Dennis Rodman. The 95-96 Chicago Bulls squad is considered by many to be the greatest NBS team ever to play the court. Before Jordan
The Bulls were founded in 1966 and were actually the third NBA team of the city. Chicago had the Packers–Zephyrs which now are the Washington Wizards and the Stags which played from 1946 through 1950. The Bulls played the 1966-1967 team in the NBA and attained the greatest record for any expansion team, qualifying for the playoffs their initial season. The International Amphitheatre was the team's home for the first couple of seasons before moving into the historical "Chicago Stadium" or "The Madhouse on Madison" as it was nicknamed, which was home to the NHL Blackhawks as well. The young for the franchise included a roster of Jerry Sloan, Norm Van Lier playing the point, forwards Bob Love and Chet Walker, and centers Clifford Ray and Tom Boerwinkle. The early years would bring only one division title and never make an appearance in the finals despite their tough defensive play.
Towards the end of the 1990's the dynasty would begin to fall. Rumors of Jordan retiring and Phil Jackson leaving led the rumors. Many question marks for the teams future came into play as speculation on Jackson's relationship with general manager Jerry Krause seemed to be crumbling. Scottie Pippen was desiring a large long-term contract which the organization was not on board with. Chicago Bulls tickets would still sell in great numbers for the 1997-1998 season, and they would make the play offs as the number one seed in the Eastern Conference.
The off-season would bring general manager Jerry Krause to the realization that the current team was too old to competitively compete for a championship. The organizations plan was to trade of the aging talent for new prospects from the draft, clear salary caps and purchase younger players over the following years. Rodman was not resigned to his contract , Pippen and Kerr were traded. During that summer Jordan announced his second retirement from the NBA. The following five years would be one trying to rebuild their previous success. The team would once again return to the play offs for the 2004-2005 post season. The first post season run since Jordan's departure for the team.
Chicago Bulls tickets are once again becoming a hot seat in Chicago. The team is continuing to make moves and rebuild their former glory. While be it a slower process than most fans would want to see they have gotten a bit of magic recently by winning the number one draft pick (after having a 1.7% chance). The Bulls have also filled their vacant coaching spot with Tom Thibodeau, previously the assistant for the Boston Celtics. The NBA season in Chicago should be an exciting one. You can view our huge selection of Chicago Bulls tickets by clicking the link.
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