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1997-98 Chicago Bulls Transactions

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Record: 62-20, Finished 1st in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Phil Jackson (62-20)

PTS/G: 96.7 (9th of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 89.6 (3rd of 29)
SRS: 7.24 (1st of 29) ▪ Pace: 89.0 (22nd of 29)
Off Rtg: 107.7 (9th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 99.8 (3rd of 29)
Expected W-L: 61-21 (1st of 29)

Arena: United Center ▪ Attendance: 983,444 (1st of 29)

NBA 1998 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (4-2) versus Utah Jazz  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference Finals (4-3) versus Indiana Pacers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-1) versus Charlotte Hornets  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference First Round (3-0) versus New Jersey Nets  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998.
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Transactions

Date Type Transaction
August 25, 1997 Retirement

Robert Parish retired.

September 3, 1997 Signing

Signed Joe Kleine as a free agent.

September 22, 1997 Trade

Traded Dickey Simpkins to the Golden State Warriors for Scott Burrell.

October 1, 1997 Signing

Signed Rusty LaRue as a free agent.

October 1, 1997 Signing

Signed Kornel David as a free agent.

October 6, 1997 Signing

Signed Thomas Hamilton as a free agent.

October 8, 1997 Waiver

Waived Kornel David.

October 21, 1997 Waiver

Waived Thomas Hamilton.

October 30, 1997 Waiver

Waived Rusty LaRue.

November 15, 1997 Signing

Signed Rusty LaRue as a free agent.

February 19, 1998 Trade

Traded Jason Caffey to the Golden State Warriors for David Vaughn, a 1998 2nd round draft pick (Shammond Williams was later selected) and a 2000 2nd round draft pick (A.J. Guyton was later selected).

March 2, 1998 Signing

Signed Dickey Simpkins as a free agent.

March 2, 1998 Waiver

Waived David Vaughn.

June 23, 1998 Resignation

Phil Jackson resigns as Head Coach.

June 24, 1998 Draft

Drafted Corey Benjamin in the 1st round (28th pick) of the 1998 NBA Draft.

June 24, 1998 Draft

Drafted Shammond Williams in the 2nd round (34th pick) of the 1998 NBA Draft.

June 24, 1998 Draft

Drafted Maceo Baston in the 2nd round (58th pick) of the 1998 NBA Draft.

June 24, 1998 Trade

Traded Shammond Williams to the Atlanta Hawks for Cory Carr, a 1999 2nd round draft pick (Lari Ketner was later selected) and a 2000 2nd round draft pick (Khalid El-Amin was later selected).