The History of the NBA Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls were founded in 1966 - the third such attempt to produce a viable NBA franchise in Chicago. After a remarkably successful Inaugural campaign, the talented Chicago Bulls roster - and their win count - diminished rapidly. Before 1984, the NBA Chicago Bulls had won exactly one Midwestern Division Championship - they now play in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference in the NBA - and their putrid '83 season gave them the 3rd pick in the '1984 NBA draft. After Portland took big-man Sam Bowie with the second pick in the draft, Chicago selected a junior from the University of North Carolina. His name was Michael Jordan.