Since Michael Jordan announced his second retirement from the Chicago Bulls after the 1997-1998 season, the best record on the so-called "circus trip" was back during the 2005-2006 season, when the Bulls went 3-3.
3-3, a .500 record is the best the Bulls have ever done since Jordan left Chicago. A record that shows how much they have struggled throughout the years to build any type of consistency on the road trip.
This season, the Bulls will face five playoff teams that each won 50+ games, a dangerous Houston Rockets team that was the ninth seed in a very competitive Western Conference, and a Sacramento Kings team that is off to a solid 3-6 start.
The Bulls will start off with a back-to-back against the Rockets tonight, and then face the San Antonio Spurs, who are off to a 8-1 start, on Wednesday night.
Continuing on the Texas route, they will face the Dallas Mavericks on Friday. After getting three days of rest, the Bulls will have another back-to-back, facing off against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday (11/23) , and then heading to Arizona for a match-up with the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday (11/24).
Rounding out the trip, the Bulls will face the Denver Nuggets on another Friday night(11/26) tilt, ending with a match-up at Arco Arena against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday(11/27).
The Bulls will have three back-to-backs, which should give the team plenty of time to gel with each other.
"We have a lot of good guys who hang with each other," said Rose at a recent practice. "We're young, and right now we're getting into a little groove. I think that should help us."
The Bulls will need to get into a bit of a groove for sure if they are going to maintain their above .500 record.
Without further ado, here's an idea on how the Bulls will do on their annual "circus trip".