Phil Jackson to Present Dennis Rodman, Tex Winter into Hall of Fame: Chicago Bull Market Ceremony


Phil Jackson will be busy next weekend, he’s inducting two people into the basketball hall of fame. That’s good that he’s keeping busy in his retirement years.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2011 class a very decidedly Chicago Bulls feel- the greatest coach in team history will present the most colorful player in franchise history (Dennis Rodman) and one of the greatest assistants into Bulls history (Tex Winter) for the 2011 Enshrinement Ceremony on Friday, August 12 at Springfield Symphony Hall.

Also, arguably the greatest player in team history not named Jordan or Pippen (Artis Gilmore) gets in this year.

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Bulls’ Gilmore, Rodman, Winter Headed to Basketball Hall of Fame


Former Chicago Bulls Artis Gilmore, assistant coach Tex Winter and Dennis Rodman are part of the Hall of Fame class of 2011.

Rodman did all the dirty work, and was the leading rebounder and defender on of three Bulls NBA championship teams, (96-98).  He played in 199 regular season games with the Bulls and averaged 5.2 ppg, a franchise-best 15.3 rpg and 2.8 apg.

He led the NBA in rebounding three straight years, and his single-season rebounding averages of 14.9 rpg in 1996, 16.1 rpg in 1997 and 15.0 in 1998 rate as the three top rebounding averages in franchise history.  He was also known for his “colorful” personality.

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