Jan. 7, 2016

Michael Jordan's second NBA season - November 9 through 23, 1985 - NB86-4

Michael Jordan's second NBA season - November 9 through 23, 1985 - NB86-4

Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's second season in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers:

- NBA regular season - November 9 through 23, 1985

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

In this episode, we discuss numerous happenings from the second 15-day block of the 1985-86 NBA season. The Chicago Bulls played eight games in this span – three wins and five losses.

We chat about the Bulls' transition from its heavy reliance on (recently injured) Michael Jordan. Chicago was trying to adapt to not having MJ on the floor - this allowed star, Orlando Woolridge, to mesh with lesser-known talents like Sidney Green, Dave Corzine, Jawann Oldham and Kyle Macy; assuming more responsibility for the team's fortunes.

We also talk about the role that Michael Jordan played, helping the North Carolina Tar Heels, secure the signature of Scott Williams (future three-time NBA Champion).

Further, we discuss the Lakers' best start to a season since the franchise moved to Los Angeles in 1960, Quintin Dailey's return to playing duty, Alex English's 54-point explosion versus Houston, Xavier McDaniel's cameo in (1992 movie) Singles and much more.

This episode continues our coverage of the 1985-86 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!

Others mentioned in this episode, include: George Gervin, Steve Stipanovich, Ken Bannister, Bill Walton, Terry Cummings, Mychal Thompson & Derrick Gervin.

Chicago Bulls games discussed:

85-11-09 - Box Score: Chicago Bulls @ New York Knicks

85-11-12 - Box Score: Milwaukee Bucks @ Chicago Bulls

85-11-13 - Box Score: Chicago Bulls @ Philadelphia 76ers

85-11-15 - Box Score: Chicago Bulls @ Milwaukee Bucks

85-11-16 - Box Score: Cleveland Cavaliers @ Chicago Bulls

85-11-19 - Box Score: Indiana Pacers @ Chicago Bulls

85-11-20 - Box Score: Chicago Bulls @ Atlanta Hawks

85-11-23 - Box Score: Golden State Warriors @ Chicago Bulls

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