Chicago Bulls set opening night roster
October 27, 2009 — In advance of Thursday night’s 2009-10 season opener, the Chicago Bulls have set their roster for NBA Tip-Off ’09 presented by Kia Motors. Chicago will host the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday evening, with a tip-off time of 7:00 p.m.
The Bulls will begin the season with 14 players on their roster, including four new players who were not on the team’s playoff roster last spring. Those players are: Derrick Byars (signed as a free agent), Taj Gibson (selected with the 22nd overall pick in NBA Draft 2009), James Johnson (selected with the 16th overall pick in NBA Draft 2009) and Jannero Pargo (signed as a free agent).
Bulls, corporate partners add exciting season giveaways for fans
When the Bulls tip-off the regular 2009-10 season on October 29 at home versus the Spurs at 7 p.m., fans 21 years of age and over entering the United Center that evening will receive coasters courtesy of corporate partner Bud Light, while supplies last.
Additionally, in conjunction with the start of the season, the team has announced its promotional schedule featuring a number of free giveaways for fans attending the games as a thank you from the Bulls and their corporate partners. All items will be distributed while supplies last.
Among the many gifts fans will receive are items such as Derrick Rose bobbleheads, playing cards and reusable shopping bags. For the “Shirt off our Back” promotions sponsored by Harris Bank, fans entering the arena those nights will receive a scratch and win card and five lucky winners will receive a signed authentic Bulls jersey. One hundred fans will win replica jerseys. Each night will be dedicated to a different player including Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Luol Deng, John Salmons and Tyrus Thomas.
Tickets for all Bulls home games can be purchased at the United Center Box Office, at Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 1.800.4NBA.TIX, or online at Bulls.com.