The Chicago Bulls have more than four decades of history and that history is thoroughly dominated by the Hall of Fame duo of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. As is the case with most other categories, Jordan and Pippen carry the Chicago Bulls’ all-time assist leaders with nearly 10,000 between them.
5. Reggie Theus: 2,472 assists
Former All-Star point guard and NBA head coach Reggie Theus ranks fifth on the list of Chicago Bulls’ all-time assist leaders. Theus spent the first-half of his 13-year career in Chicago while averaging 18.8 points and 5.6 assists for the Bulls. He was a big point guard with great court vision and an ability to create for both himself and teammates. Theus actually had his best assist numbers with the Kings and he ranks in their all-time top five in assists as well. For his career as a whole, he dished out 6,453 assists, the 23rd highest total in NBA history.
4. Kirk Hinrich: 3,004 assists
Kirk Hinrich was a member of the team for most of the last decade and he left fourth on the Chicago Bulls’ all-time assist leaders list. Hinrich joined the Bulls as the seventh pick of the 2003 NBA Draft and he quickly earned the starting point guard job. For each of his five seasons as the starter, he averaged at least 6.0 assists per game. After two seasons as a backup point guard and part-time starting shooting guard, he finished his stint with the Bulls with career averages of 13.4 points and 5.8 assists.
3. Norm Van Lier: 3,676 assists
Former top defensive point guard Norm Van Lier stands third among the Chicago Bulls’ all-time assist leaders. Van Lier earned All-Defensive honors in each of his six years in Chicago and he added three All-Star selections in that time. As a member of the Bulls, he dished out 6.9 assists per game. His best assist season came when he was playing for Cincinnati as he led the league with 10.1 per contest in 1970-71. His career 7.0 assist average is the 24th highest in NBA history.
2. Scottie Pippen: 4,494 assists
Newly enshrined Hall of Fame point forward Scottie Pippen ranks second on the Chicago Bulls’ all-time assist leaders list. Pippen spent a dozen fantastic seasons in Chicago, earning seven All-Star appearances during his stay. Particularly with an all-shooting guard backcourt of Michael Jordan and Ron Harper, Pippen’s athleticism and creativity allowed him to run the offense. He posted averages of 17.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game as a Bull with a career high 7.0 assists per game in 1991-92. In addition to his assist numbers, he put together the sixth highest career steal total in the NBA with 2,307.
1. Michael Jordan: 5,012 assists
The Chicago Bulls’ all-time assists leader is the face of the NBA from the 1990s, Michael Jordan. An unstoppable offensive player and elite defender, Jordan had no problem creating ample opportunities for himself and teammates. He led the NBA in scoring ten times as he averaged 31.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 2.5 assists per game. In 1988-89, Jordan dished out a career best 8.0 assists per contest. He currently sits 35th in assists (5,633) in addition to second in steals (2,514) and third in points (32,292) in NBA history.
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