“It was perfect. It was like a great novel.” —Ahmad Rashad

This is an oral history of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, a team led by Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman. A team that won a record 72 games in the regular season, finishing with a combined regular season and postseason record of 87-13.

Everyone quoted in this piece has been identified by the position they played or job they had during the 1995-96 season. All interviews below were conducted first-hand unless otherwise cited.