July 13, 2015

Michael Jordan's rookie NBA season - March 25 through April 14, 1985 - NB85-25

Michael Jordan's rookie NBA season - March 25 through April 14, 1985 - NB85-25

Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's (1984) arrival in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers:

- NBA regular season - March 25 through April 14, 1985

- Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history

In this episode, we discuss numerous happenings from the 1984-85 NBA season. The Chicago Bulls finished the regular season, with ten games in nineteen days – four wins and six losses.

We chat about Bernard King's arthroscopic - a week later, reconstructive - knee surgery and its implications on his career. Then, cover the changing hierarchy of the Bulls' franchise - particularly the arrival of Jerry Krause, coupled with the departure of Rod Thorn. We also talk about the NBA's best-performing players - including Dave Corzine's season-high 23 points - milestones reached - Moses Malone surpassing 10,000 career rebounds, Stan Albeck registering his 300th win as coach, John Bagley (team; Cleveland) & Isiah Thomas' (league) records for assists in a single season - and much more.

This episode continues our coverage of the 1984-85 NBA season. We encourage your interaction. Feel free to suggest specific games, moments and events from within the season, for us to cover in future episodes of the series. Thanks for taking the time to listen to the show. If you enjoy the content, please share it with your friends!

The most prominent players mentioned in this episode, include: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Calvin Natt, David Greenwood, Derek Smith, Dan Issel, Bill Laimbeer, Hakeem Olajuwon & Micheal Ray Richardson.

Chicago Bulls games discussed:

85-03-26 - Box Score: Indiana Pacers @ Chicago Bulls

85-03-28 - Box Score: Chicago Bulls @ Cleveland Cavaliers

85-03-30 - Box Score: Philadelphia 76ers @ Chicago Bulls

85-04-02 - Box Score: New Jersey Nets @ Chicago Bulls

85-04-03 - Box Score: Chicago Bulls @ Washington Bullets

85-04-05 - Box Score: Chicago Bulls @ Philadelphia 76ers

85-04-06 - Box Score: Chicago Bulls @ Atlanta Hawks

85-04-08 - Box Score: Chicago Bulls @ Indiana Pacers

85-04-12 - Box Score: Atlanta Hawks @ Chicago Bulls

85-04-13 - Box Score: Chicago Bulls @ New Jersey Nets

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