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Windy City Bulls
Windy City Bulls logo
League NBA G League
Founded2016
HistoryWindy City Bulls
2016–present
Arena Sears Centre
Location Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Team colorsRed, black, silver [1] [2]
              
PresidentBrad Seymour
Head coach Charlie Henry
Ownership Chicago Bulls
Affiliation(s) Chicago Bulls
Championships0 [3]
Division/Conference titles0
Website Official website

The Windy City Bulls are an American professional basketball team of the NBA G League and an affiliate of the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. Based in northwest-suburban Hoffman Estates, Illinois, the team plays their home games at the Sears Centre, 25 miles from Chicago. The team became the thirteenth D-League team to be owned by an NBA team. [4] The team is coached by Charlie Henry, a former assistant coach with the Chicago Bulls.

History

In October 2015, the Chicago Bulls began pursuing an expansion franchise in nearby Hoffman Estates to play in the Sears Centre, [5] in time for the 2016–17 season. [6] On November 9, 2015, the Hoffman Estates board unanimously approved the Bulls' proposed NBA Development League (D-League) team.

The team received its name through a contest on the Chicago Bulls' website. Fans submitted about 3,600 suggestions, which were narrowed down to three finalists: Great Lakes Bulls, Heartland Bulls and Windy City Bulls. [7] Windy City was announced as the winner in a pep rally/press conference on February 24, 2016. [1] [8]

Season-by-season

Season Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Pct.
Windy City Bulls
2016–17 Central 5th 23 27 .460
2017–18 Central 3rd 24 26 .480
Regular season record 47 53 .470
Playoff record 0 0 .000

Current roster

Windy City Bulls roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 20 Alkins, Rawle (TW) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1997–10–29 Arizona
F 13 Beachem, V. J. 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1995–01–15 Notre Dame
F 5 Fair, C. J. 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1991–09–13 Syracuse
F 21 Gates, Kaiser 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 227 lb (103 kg) 1996–11–08 Xavier
F 17 Hall, Ferrakohn 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1990–09–20 Memphis
G 2 Kilgore, Joe 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1993–04–25 Texas A&M Corpus Christi
F 7 McCallum, Tre'Darius 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1995–06–04 DePaul
G 11 Mulder, Mychal 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 184 lb (83 kg) 1994–06–12 Kentucky
G 8 Octeus, Jon 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1991–10–23 Purdue
F 1 Sampson, JaKarr 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 223 lb (101 kg) 1993–03–20 St. John's
G 0 Ulis, Tyler (TW) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 150 lb (68 kg) 1996–01–05 Kentucky
G 14 Wilder, Thomas 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1995–05–14 Western Michigan
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (NBA) On assignment from NBA affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • (I) Inactive
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2018–03–25


Head coaches

# Head coach Term Regular season Playoffs Achievements
G W L Win% G W L Win%
1 Nate Loenser 2016–2017 50 23 27 .460
2 Charlie Henry 2017–present 50 24 26 .480

Affiliate

References

  1. ^ a b Moreno, Matt (February 24, 2016). "Windy City Bulls revealed as name of new Chicago Bulls NBA D-League team". NBA G League. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "Windy City Bulls Reproduction Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Johnson, K.C. (February 24, 2016). "Windy City Bulls Haven't F'd up yet". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 24, 2016.
  4. ^ "Chicago Bulls Purchase NBA Development League Team". NBA G League. November 11, 2015. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Peterson, Eric (November 4, 2015). "Chicago Bulls say they'd promote Sears Centre big time with D-team". Daily Herald. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  6. ^ Peterson, Eric (October 31, 2015). "Chicago Bulls development team may play at Sears Centre next year". Daily Herald. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  7. ^ Peterson, Eric (December 17, 2015). "'Heartland Bulls' among finalists for D-League team name". Daily Herald. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  8. ^ Johnson, K.C. (February 24, 2016). "Windy City Bulls revealed as Development League team name". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 24, 2016.

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