2008 Transactions

2008 Chicago Bulls Transactions

January 7, 2008 — Recalled Demetris Nichols from the D-League; assigned JamesOn Curry to the Iowa Energy of the D-League.

January 24, 2008 — Recalled JamesOn Curry from the D-League.

January 29, 2008 — Named Michael Brown Assistant Coach.

February 6, 2008 — Waived Viktor Khryapa.

February 21, 2008 — Acquired Drew Gooden, Larry Hughes, Shannon Brown and Cedric Simmons from Cleveland in exchange for Ben Wallace, Joe Smith and Chicago’s 2009 regular second-round draft pick; also traded Adrian Griffin to Seattle.

February 21, 2008 — Assigned Demetris Nichols to the Iowa Energy of the D-League.

March 15, 2008 — Recalled Demetris Nichols from the D-League and assigned Shannon Brown and Cedric Simmons to the Iowa Energy.

April 1, 2008 — Recalled Shannon Brown and Cedric Simmons from the Iowa Energy of the D-League.

April 17, 2008 — Relieved Jim Boylan of interim Head Coaching duties.

June 11, 2008 — Hired Vinny Del Negro as the 17th head coach in franchise history.

June 26, 2008 — Drafted Derrick Rose (1st overall) and Sunny Weems (39th overall). In a three-team trade, Chicago acquired the draft rights to Ömer Aşık (36th overall) from Portland, the Trail Blazers acquired a second-round draft pick in 2009 from Denver and two future second-round draft picks from Chicago, and Denver acquired the draft rights to Sonny Weems (39th overall) from Chicago.

July 2, 2008 — Signed draft pick Derrick Rose.

July 4, 2008 — Named Del Harris, Bernie Bickerstaff and Bob Ociepka as Assistant Coaches.

July 24, 2008 — Re-signed Demetris Nichols.

July 31, 2008 — Re-signed Luol Deng.

October 1, 2008 — Re-signed Ben Gordon.

October 20, 2008 — Waived Elton Brown and Darius Washington.

October 23, 2008 — Waived Roger Powell and Michael Ruffin.

October 24, 2008 — Exercised fourth-year options on Thabo Sefolosha and Tyrus Thomas and third-year option on Joakim Noah.

October 27, 2008 — Re-signed Michael Ruffin.

November 13, 2008 — Signed Lindsey Hunter.

November 17, 2008 — Waived Demetris Nichols.