July 7, 2016 -- The Chicago Bulls announced today their roster for the 2016 Samsung NBA Summer League. Bulls forwards Cristiano Felίcio and Bobby Portis, along with newly-acquired Jerian Grant (pronounced JARE-in) and Bulls 2016 draft pick Denzel Valentine (No. 14 overall) highlight this summer’s roster. The team will be coached by Chicago Assistant Pete Myers.
The Bulls will tip off their summer league docket with preliminary games on July 9 versus the Boston Celtics, July 10 versus the Philadelphia 76ers and July 12 versus the San Antonio Spurs. Upon the conclusion of the preliminary schedule, the Bulls will then be seeded in a tournament-style circuit that will determine the 2016 Samsung NBA Summer League champion in the Championship Game on July 18. Every team is guaranteed to play at least five games.
The 2016 Samsung NBA Summer League features 24 teams competing in a 67-game schedule from July 8-18 at the COX Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. ESPN will present all 67 games from Las Vegas across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU and WatchESPN. In total, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will broadcast 25 games, including all four quarterfinal games, both semifinal games and the Championship Game on Monday, July 18 at 9 p.m. ET at the Thomas & Mack Center. Fans can also log on to ESPN3, where all 67 games will be live-streamed. NBA TV will also televise a total of 30 games.
HEAD COACH: Fred Hoiberg
SUMMER LEAGUE HEAD COACH: Pete Myers
ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH: Jim Boylen
ASSISTANT COACHES: Mike Wilhelm, Randy Brown, Charlie Henry
DIRECTOR OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE: Chip Schaefer
HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER: Jeff Tanaka
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER: Armando Rivas
ASSISTANT STRENGTH COACH: Matt Johnson
STRENGTH ASSOCIATE: Ed Streit
EQUIPMENT MANAGER: John Ligmanowski
VIDEO COORDINATOR: Nate Loenser
PRONUNCIATION GUIDE: Cristiano Felίcio (cree-STEE-YAHN-oh Fell-ee-SEE-oh); Jerian Grant (JARE-in)
2016 CHICAGO BULLS NBA SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE
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