"Missed it by that much" - Maxwell Smart
These players were close but didn't make it to the top ten.
The former first overall pick of the 1966 NBA Draft came to the Bulls in 1978 at the twilight of his stellar career. He was born and raised in the Chicago area, so it was fitting that he ended his NBA career here.
"Big" Bill signed with the Bulls in 1993 at the beginning of the first post-Jordan era. During the second three-peat, Wennington was a prominent figure in the Bulls "three-headed monster" at center, along with Luc Longley and whatever other free-agent big man they signed each season.
Bill is currently a radio commentator for the Bulls.
Gill is another hometown hero that returned home near the end of his career. The Bulls signed Gill in 2003 to provide some veteran leadership to a team that was labeled at the time as the "Baby Bulls."
Gill now works as a studio analyst for the Chicago Bulls on Comcast SportsNet.