New York improv team: The '96 Bulls

The '96 Bulls

The 1995–96 NBA season was the Bulls' 30th season in the NBA. During the offseason, the Bulls acquired rebound-specialist Dennis Rodman from the San Antonio Spurs and signed free agent Randy Brown. At midseason, they signed free agent John Salley, who won championships with the Detroit Pistons in 1989 and 1990. This season saw the Bulls set the record for most wins in an NBA regular season, finishing with 72 wins and 10 losses, which would be left unbroken for twenty years until the 2015–16 Golden State Warriors won 73 games and lost 9. The team started 37–0 at home, part of a then-NBA-record 44-game winning streak that included games from the 1994–95 regular-season. Their 33 road wins were the most in NBA history until the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors won 34 road games. The season was the best 3-loss start in NBA history at 41–3 (.932). The Bulls became the first NBA team to ever win 70 regular season games, finishing first overall in their division, conference, and the entire NBA. They are also the only team in NBA history to win more than 70 games and an NBA title in the same season. Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were both selected for the 1996 NBA All-Star Game. The Bulls swept the Miami Heat 3–0 in the first round of the playoffs, defeated the New York Knicks 4–1 in five games of the semifinals, then swept the Orlando Magic 4–0 in the Conference Finals. They then defeated the Seattle SuperSonics 4–2 in the 1996 NBA Finals, winning their fourth NBA title in six seasons. The Bulls have the best combined regular and postseason record in NBA history 87–13 (.870). For the season, the Bulls added black pinstripe alternate road uniforms. They would remove the pinstripes from the jerseys in 1997. The team's season roster is featured in the video games NBA 2K16 and NBA 2K17.