Chicago Bulls Become 10th Team in NBA


January 28, 1966

Chicago -- The Chicago Bulls, who snorted up $1.6 million to become the National Basketball Association’s 10th member next year, obviously will open as a starless outfit.

The Bulls, scheduled to play in the stockyards-centered International Amphitheatre, must start with a collection of 18 secondary NBA players and the 10th, 13th and 14th picks as their top three choices in the May NBA Draft.

The new Chicago entry formally was certified by the NBA here Thursday.

The Bulls, backed by a five man syndicate headed by Dick Klein former Northwestern University cage star can’t possibly have a shot at such a sure-fire gate attraction as All-America Cassie Russell of Michigan.

Source: Associated Press,

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