Today, every player from the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls basketball team is currently retired. Michael Jordan has accomplished many goals since retiring from the game of basketball. He has starred in the movie Space Jam. Michael Jordan recently became part-owner and head of basketball operations for the Charlotte Bobcats. This was a huge investment because he is now the first billionaire NBA player in history and the world’s second-richest African-American. This month, President Barack Obama honored Jordan with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his success on the court and as a business man. Phil Jackson went on to coach the Los Angeles Lakers after his run with the Chicago Bulls. Today he is the current president for the New York Knicks. Steve Kerr had a very successful NBA career and decided to retire. He then went on to be a sports broadcaster for ESPN. Today, he is the current head coach for the marvelous Golden State Warriors. He has accomplished many goals with this team and has won a championship as the head coach. Scottie Pippen currently works as a basketball analyst. He works for ESPN and ABC. The rest of the team has retired and went on to spend time with their families. This team will always be the most successful basketball ever established. They’ve completed the most difficult challenges and broke multiple records. The 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls are a legendary team and is a huge role model for young children trying to pursue their dreams. This team will never be forgotten.
After a tremendous season in 1996-1997, the Chicago bulls had success in the next season (1997-1998). They followed the next season with another NBA championship. Michael Jordan was the Most Valuable Player of the season and things were looking great for the team. Midway through the season, age became a factor for the legendary Chicago Bulls team. Injuries also became a factor for the Chicago Bulls as well. The Chicago Bulls had won six of the last eight NBA Championships. But their road was coming to an end and they needed to rebuild their team. Michael Jordan retired from the NBA for a second time in 1999. After Michael Jordan decided to take a few years off, Coach Phil Jackson decides to take a year off from the game as well. In 1998, Scottie Pippen knew that they would not be the same team without the best player to ever play the game and without their coach Phil Jackson so, Scottie Pippen asks to be traded. He was sent to the Houston Rockets for Roy Rogers. In 1998, Jud Buechler was traded to the Detroit Pistons. This trade made their bench a lot less effective and less scoring would be coming from the bench. In 1998, Luc Longley was traded to the Phoenix Suns. Dennis Rodman was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. This was huge because the Bulls lost a defensive anchor and a rebounding machine. Another colossal trade was Steve Kerr being traded to the San Antonio Spurs. After all these changes were made in the offseason, the legendary Chicago Bulls team was no longer the same and began to rebuild through the draft.